AFRICA

Former interim leader Gyude Bryant of Liberia

Gyude Bryant, Liberia’s Sixth Transitional Leader, Dies at 65

Cyril Allen, chairman emeritus of National Patriotic Front, describes Bryant as a champion of Liberia’s transition from civil war to democracy More

A soldier walks past damaged buses following an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria,  April. 14, 2014.

Witness: Nigerian Schoolgirl Abductors Pretended to be Soldiers

Student who escaped told Reuters she jumped from a truck and ran away to hide in the bush as other girls were packed into a bus and some pick-up trucks More

An internally displaced Muslim man lies in front of a house in the town of Boda, Central African Republic, April 15, 2014.

UN Seeks Millions to Help CAR Refugees

The funding will meet the needs of Central African Republic refugees who fled to neighboring countries and returnees and third-country nationals More

A picture taken on March 6, 2014 shows members of the Chritisian militant group Revolution of Justice (RJ) arriving in the village Nanga Boguila between Bossangoa and Bozoum.

DRC Concerned with C. A. R Continued Violence

DRC Information minister says Kinshasa government is working with regional grouping to stabilize security situation in neighboring C.A.R More

A detained Somali woman has her photograph taken before being fingerprinted and screened at the Kasarani sports stadium, which has been converted into a detention facility to hold those arrested during recent security crackdowns, near Nairobi in Kenya, April 9, 2014.

Kenya Police Intensify Security Crackdown

In a security sweep known as Operation Usalama Watch, police officers have been going door-to-door across the country arresting and screening suspected illegal immigrants More



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Kenya Police Intensify Security Crackdown

In a security sweep known as Operation Usalama Watch, police officers have been going door-to-door across the country arresting and screening suspected illegal immigrants
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Witness: Nigerian Schoolgirl Abductors Pretended to be Soldiers

Student who escaped told Reuters she jumped from a truck and ran away to hide in the bush as other girls were packed into a bus and some pick-up trucks
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Egyptian Court Jails 119 Morsi Supporters

Judge also sentenced prominent politician Hazem Salah Abu Ismail to seven years in prison on charges of forging his mother's citizenship documents so he could contest 2012 presidential election
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Chastened by Islamists, Somalia Redraws Mogadishu Security Plan

When Islamist militants blasted their way to within 50 meters of the Somali president's residence, they forced a sharp rethink of security in the capital
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Video Zuma Corruption Scandal Dogs ANC Ahead of May Elections

Many voters still connect the African National Congress with the late Nelson Mandela and the hard-fought battle to end apartheid, but support is slipping
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South Sudan Opposition Says it Has Seized Bentiu - Again

A day after a United States official warned that Washington will take action against anyone who blocks peace in South Sudan, government and opposition forces fight over Bentiu, in the country's second biggest oil producing state.
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Ivory Coast PM: ‘We Can Astonish the World’

Following turbulent period, country on track to reach double digit growth soon, become emerging market by 2020, Daniel Kablan Duncan tells VOA
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EU Agrees to Train Mali Police, Extends Army Training Mission

Decisions, taken by EU defense ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg, part of international efforts to stabilize Mali and extend state's authority there
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Mariama Diallo
April 10, 2014
VOA's Mariama Diallo brings you a recap of today's headline on Africa.

On the Fringe of South African May Elections

Small political parties struggle to bring a wide range of social, economic and politicial ideas to South Africa's national elections

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