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  • South Sudan Expels Chinese Chief of Major Oil Firm
    Sudan, South Sudan oil fields
    Liu Yingcai accused of cooperating with north to steal millions of barrels of oil from Juba Read more...

 

  • US Companies Look to Invest in African Electricity Generation
    Cooling towers at Eskom's coal-powered Lethabo power station near Sasolburg, South Africa (file photo).
    Cooling towers at Eskom's coal-powered
    Lethabo power station near Sasolburg,
    South Africa (file photo).

    U.S. companies are looking to invest in projects to boost electricity in Africa, which has long been one of the biggest impediments to broader economic growth on the continent. Read more...
     

  • ECOWAS Officials to Meet Senegal Party Representatives
    Ivory Coast President Alassane Quattara (r) is Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
    Ivory Coast President Alassane Quattara (r) is
    Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of
    State and Government.

    An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said the sub-regional bloc’s poll observer mission to Senegal is scheduled to meet stakeholders Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote. Read more...
     

  • Shell Makes Offer for East Africa-Focused Energy Firm
    Shell said in a statement Wednesday that it has offered more than $1.5 billion to purchase Cove, while Cove said its board would recommend the offer to shareholders. Read more...
     

  • Zimbabwe Monuments Officials Block Removal of Cecil Rhodes Gravesite
    War veterans blame Rhodes’s remains for the lack of rains in recent years, and say they should be sent to Britain, but President Robert Mugabe is said to have issued a directive against disturbing the gravesite Read more...
     

  • Zimbabwe Draft Constitution Paves Way for Mugabe to Seek Another Term
    The term-limit clause now says a presidential candidate must be a Zimbabwean citizen at least 40 years old, and can serve a lifetime total of two five-year terms - excepting Robert Mugabe Read more...
     

  • Faltering al-Shabab Surrenders Strategic Somali City
    Al-Qaida linked rebels have surrendered Somalia's third largest city, Baidoa, without a fight, fleeing in the face of a joint offensive by pro-government forces and Ethiopian troops. Read more...
     

  • Dozens dead in Argentina train crash
    Dozens dead in Argentina train crash
    At least 49 people were killed and more than 600 people were injured Wednesday morning when a train packed with rush-hour commuters plowed head-on into a barrier at a station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, state media said. Read more...
     

  • Pressure on nations as they talk Syria

    Marie Colvin talks about Homs
    (CNN) -- Desperation and a rapidly growing death toll serve as a backdrop for a new effort dozens of countries are launching in hopes of finally stemming the brutal crackdown under way in Syria Read more...
     

  • U.S. hints at arming Syrian rebels
    The Obama administration seemed to nudge open the door Tuesday for arming Syrian rebels. The hint came as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to attend a Friday meeting in Tunisia to discuss solutions for Syria. Read more...
     

  • Dozens dead in Argentina train crash
    Dozens dead in Argentina train crash
    At least 49 people were killed and more than 600 people were injured Wednesday morning when a train packed with rush-hour commuters plowed head-on into a barrier at a station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, state media said. Read more...
     

  • Australian foreign minister Rudd resigns

    Why Rudd resigned as Australian FM
    Washington (CNN) -- Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigned Wednesday, his office said, amid speculation that he might mount a leadership challenge to Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Read more...
     

  • Police subdue rioting inmates in Bali
    Indonesian police prepare to enter Kerobokan prison on the Indonesian island of Bali to halt a riot.
    Indonesian police prepare to enter
    Kerobokan prison on the Indonesian
    island of Bali to halt a riot

    Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- Hundreds of Indonesian police officers charged into a prison in Bali on Wednesday to subdue rioting inmates who had set a building on fire and thrown stones at firefighters. Read more...
     

  • 49 commuters die, others injured in Argentine train crash

    A PACKED train slammed into a retaining wall in Bu...Read more...

 

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