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  • Nigeria Arrests Alleged Boko Haram Spokesman
    Smoke rises from police headquarters as people run for safety in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, Jan. 20, 2012.
    Authorities are trying to determine if the man in custody is the person behind statements on behalf of militant group Read more...

 

  • UN Chief Calls for Calm in Senegal
    Riot police walk past street fires lit by protesters in Dakar, Senegal, January 31, 2012.
    Riot police walk past street fires lit by protesters in Dakar,
    Senegal, January 31, 2012.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is appealing for calm in Senegal, where riot police clashed with protesters demanding President Abdoulaye Wade not run for a third term. Read more...
     

  • Ivorian Opposition Welcomes Court Election Ruling
    Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara waves next to French president Nicolas Sarkozy (not seen) on May 21, 2011 at the airport in Yamoussoukro
    Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara waves next to French
    president Nicolas Sarkozy (not seen) on May 21, 2011 at the airport in Yamoussoukro

    Ivory Coast’s high court has overturned the election of 11 members of parliament from President Alassane Ouattara’s party following last December’s parliamentary election. Read more...
     

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe Criticized for Withholding Recognition of New Libyan Gov't
    This week, Mr. Mugabe slammed the African Union Peace and Security Council at the recent summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for embracing the new leadership, calling the diplomatic move 'unprocedural' Read more...
     

  • South Sudan's Development: How Will It Be Financed ?
    Panelists at a recent VOA-sponsored public discussion answer audience questions Read more...
     

  • Facebook Has Uncertain Future in Africa
    Protesters hold "f"s in recognition of social network site Facebook's role in the North African revolts, during a protest by thousands over civil rights, in Rabat, Morocco,  March 2011.
    Protesters hold "f"s in recognition of social network site Facebook's
    role in the North African revolts, during a protest by thousands over
    civil rights, in Rabat, Morocco, March 2011.

    U.S. media reports say Facebook is set to make an initial public offering of stock that could peg the company's worth as high as $100 billion. While investors have been enticed by the social media company's rapid expansion, its future in Africa is unpredictable. Read more...
     

  • U.S. to end Afghanistan combat in 2013
    The United States and NATO will end their combat mission in Afghanistan next year, transitioning primarily to a training role in which Afghan security forces will take the lead, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday Read more...
     

  • Secret Taliban report stokes Pakistan fears
    Supporters of a hard-line pro-Taliban party chant slogans during a rally in Quetta, Pakistan, on January 13, 2011.
    Supporters of a hard-line pro-Taliban party chant slogans
    during a rally in Quetta, Pakistan, on January 13, 2011

    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Pakistan continues to support the Taliban in Afghanistan, a secret NATO report says, according to a journalist who has read it, despite years of Pakistani denials and American pressure to stop backing the insurgency. Read more...
     

  • Tributes as ‘Soul Train’ creator, Don Cornelius, dies at 75
    Tributes as ‘Soul Train’ creator, Don Cornelius, dies at 75
    LEGENDARY music impresario, producer and television host who created the dance show “Soul Train,” Don Cornelius, was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home early yesterday morning in what appears to ...Read more...
     

  • Russia ready to veto UN’s military intervention in Syria

    China opposes Western-Arab’s draft resolution
    FROM ...Read more...


 

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