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JOHANNESBURG — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection,...

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a review of potential new information, including from South Africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane...

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the...

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's Central Bank has banned nine local banks from trading in foreign exchange, accusing them of withholding $2.1 billion in government...

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's president on Wednesday said he signed into law a bill that caps interest rates for bank lending and deposits, saying...

LAGOS, Nigeria — Anti-corruption groups in Nigeria have begged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to help speed the return of billions of dollars...

CAIRO — Egypt's state news agency says a knife-wielding attacker has been shot and killed after he stabbed a guard at a Coptic church. ...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists desecrated holy sites, leaving residents ashamed and...

JOHANNESBURG — In past years, big names in South Africa picked up the annual Gulen Peace Award, a local accolade inspired by a Turkish...

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a retired Dutch general on Tuesday to lead an independent investigation into allegations that U.N. peacekeepers did...

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