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  • Senegalese Opposition Leader Predicts Wade Run-off Defeat
    A woman casts her vote for president next to a Senegalese flag, in a school classroom serving as a polling station, in the Pikine suburb of Dakar, Senegal on election day, File February 26, 2012.
    Dialo Diop, leader of Senegal’s National Democratic Rally (RND), says main opposition leader Macky Sall will win upcoming run-off vote Read more...

 

  • US Condemns Bombing of Oil Wells in South Sudan
    The United States has strongly condemned an air strike against South Sudan's oil wells blamed on neighboring Sudan. Read more...
     
  • US African Security Allies Face Criticism for Internal Deficiencies
    While the United States government is getting increasing help from two African allies in terms of security objectives, U.S-based analysts fear the governments in Uganda and Ethiopia are getting a pass in terms of internal governance. Read more...
     
  • More Nigerians Slip Into Poverty, Particularly in North
    Mallam Muhammadu scavenges a trash dump in the city of Yola, in northeastern Adamawa state, Nigeria, February 14, 2012. He uses the bullhorn to announce his arrival in neighborhoods, where offers to buy unwanted items he can fix and sell.
    Mallam Muhammadu scavenges a trash dump in the city of Yola, in northeastern Adamawa state,
    Nigeria, February 14, 2012. He uses the bullhorn to announce his arrival in neighborhoods, where
    offers to buy unwanted items he can fix and sell.

    Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and its biggest oil producer. The West African country exports more than two million barrels of crude oil a day.  Read more...
     
  • South Sudan Accuses Sudan of Bombing Oil Fields
    Sudan-South Sudan oil fields
    Newly independent South Sudan says that its former civil war foe Sudan has bombed its oil fields. The new nation recently shut down oil production on which both countries are financially reliant, in a dispute over oil transit fees through the north.  Read more...
     
  • Zimbabwe President Urge MPs to Reveal HIV Status to Fight Stigma
    A patient suffering from HIV is taken to a local hospital in Harare, January 31, 2012.
    A patient suffering from HIV is taken to a local hospital in Harare, January 31, 2012.
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has urged politicians to reveal their HIV status - in order to fight the stigma associated with the virus that causes AIDS. Mugabe made the appeal in Harare Thursday at the launch of Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Against HIV and AIDS - or ZIPAH.  Read more...
     
  • Russia, China, others hail North Korea’s nuclear freeze

    Officials, analysts express caution
    A CAUTIOUS inte...Read more...
     
  • How ‘Arab Spring’ displaced 3, 662 Nigerians
    The ongoing political uprising in some parts of the Arab world may have displaced over 3, 662 Nigerians in the last six months.
    Read more...
     
  • Iran eyes first vote since 2009 demonstrations
    An Iranian motorcyclist looks at parliamentary election posters Wednesday in Tehran.
    An Iranian motorcyclist looks at parliamentary election posters Wednesday in Tehran
    ...Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Campaign workers distributed campaign leaflets and plastered candidate posters along the Iranian capital's tree-lined streets in the final days before Friday's parliamentary elections. Read more...
     
  • U.S. cautiously optimistic over North Korea
    Analysis: North Korea deal promising, but questions persist
    Never a regime to do something for nothing, North Korea took what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called a "modest first step" in agreeing to halt its nuclear and missile program in exchange for food aid. Read more...
     
  • Pakistan plans to move forward on pipeline to Iran
    Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabani Khar announces the construction of a natural gas pipeline to Iran on March 1, 2012.
    Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabani Khar announces the construction
    of a natural gas pipeline to Iran on March 1, 2012

    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan announced plans Thursday to proceed with the construction of a natural gas pipeline to Iran in an apparent rebuff to warnings from Washington to call off the project. Read more...
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