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  • Mandela Stable After Surgery For Abdominal Complaint

    FORMER South Africa President Nelson Mandela is in...Read more...

 

  • AU/ECOWAS Call for Compromise in Senegal Presidential Vote
    Riot policemen stand in a row to block access to Independence Square during an opposition demonstration against Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade's controversial third term bid for presidency in Dakar February 24, 2012.
    Voters in Senegal go to the polls Sunday for a controversial presidential election Read more...
     

  • Senegal Votes Amid Turmoil Over Presidential Controversy
    Hundreds of women march during a protest against Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade's controversial third term bid for presidency, in Dakar, February 24, 2012.
    Hundreds of women march during a protest against Senegal's President Abdoulaye
    Wade's controversial third term bid for presidency, in Dakar, February 24, 2012.

    Voters in Senegal go to the polls on Sunday, despite ongoing opposition protests against the candidacy of President Abdoulaye Wade. The normally-stable West African nation is experiencing unprecedented turmoil over the 85-year-old president's refusal to set aside his controversial bid for a third term Read more...
     

  • Nelson Mandela Hospitalized for Stomach Complaint
    This photo supplied by the South African Government Communications and Information Services (GCIS) shows former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel at his home in Johannesburg, May 16, 2011 (file photo).
    This photo supplied by the South African Government Communications and
    Information Services (GCIS) shows former South African President Nelson
    Mandela and his wife Graca Machel at his home in Johannesburg, May 16, 2011 (file photo).

    Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized for a longstanding abdominal condition. Read more...
     

  • US Supreme Court Will Hear Shell Nigeria Abuse Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether or not corporations can be held liable for complicity in human rights abuses outside the country.  The specific case on dock concerns the torture and execution of activists in Nigeria and the alleged involvement of oil giant Shell. Read more...
     

  • At Least 17 Killed In Nigeria Violence
    At least 12 people were killed at police headquarters in Gombe, in the northeast.  Police have not confirmed if all the victims were officers, but they do suspect members of the radical Islamic group Boko Haram are behind the attack.  Authorities repelled a second attack at a prison.  Read more...
     

  • Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital in South Africa

    Mandela undergoes hernia surgery
    Johannesburg (CNN) -- South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela successfully underwent hernia surgery Saturday, a family member told CNN Saturday. Read more...

 

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