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US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship
18/03/2014 - African news explained

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.

Confessions of a people smuggler
24/01/2014 - African news explained

Confessions of a people smuggler

We often hear about the plight of illegal migrants, in particular Africans making the journey to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Armed clashes continued to be reported in South Sudan.
06/01/2014 - African news explained

Armed clashes continued to be reported in South Sudan.

In South Sudan fresh fighting has broken out between government forces and rebels as regional peace brokers failed to get ceasefire talks off the ground in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Houghton Home - ANC supporter singing
16/12/2013 - South Africa

Slideshow: South Africa’s 10 days mourning Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s burial on Sunday end 10 days of official mourning.

Soldiers and police in front of the tent in which the final ceremony before Nelson Mandela's burial will take place
14/12/2013 - Report; South Africa

Slideshow: Qunu prepares for Mandela burial

A military aircraft carrying Nelson Mandela's remains took off from Pretoria's Waterkloof air force base on Saturday, en route to his native Eastern Cape province where he will be buried in the ...

Is Africa winning anti-corruption fight?
04/12/2013 - African news explained

Is Africa winning anti-corruption fight?

Corruption watchdog Transparency International has published its annual survey, showing Afghanistan, North Korea and ...

African Securities Exchanges Association meets amid investment boom
03/12/2013 - African news explained

African Securities Exchanges Association meets amid investment boom

In Abidjan, the annual meeting of the African Securities Exchanges Association is taking place, with policy-makers, central bank ...

CAR humanitarian situation
29/11/2013 - African news explained

CAR humanitarian situation

French troops have started to deploy in the Central African Republic, airlifting men and equipment to the capital Bangui, in preparation for an intervention to restore order.

Court says South African authorities have duty to investigate Zimbabwe torture allegations
28/11/2013 - African news explained

Court says South African authorities have duty to investigate Zimbabwe torture allegations

South Africa's top appeals court says the authorities have a duty to investigate allegations of torture in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

Liberian journalist Rodney Sieh freed
21/11/2013 - African news explained

Liberian journalist Rodney Sieh freed

Liberian newspaper editor  Rodney Sieh tells RFI that he's emerged from a jail term a stronger man and better journalist.

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