Africa Headlines

Sun, Sep 28 2014

Japan's SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: source

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TOKYO/NEW YORK - Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG , the Hollywood studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movie hits, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Japan, Deals, Africa 28 Sep 2014

Rwanda court's forgotten men pose challenge to international justice

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THE HAGUE/DAR ES SALAAM - Justin Mugenzi was legally cleared of any role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. But an oversight in the international justice system means he remains a virtual prisoner in a United Nations safe house in the eastern African state of Tanzania.

World, United Nations, Africa 28 Sep 2014

Japan's SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: source

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TOKYO/NEW YORK - Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG , the Hollywood studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movie hits, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Japan, Deals, Africa 28 Sep 2014

Sat, Sep 27 2014

Central African Republic asks U.N. to tweak arms embargo to aid troops

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UNITED NATIONS - Central African Republic interim President Catherine Samba Panza asked the United Nations on Saturday to consider tweaking an arms embargo on the landlocked state so its security forces could be properly equipped to work alongside U.N. peacekeepers.

World, United Nations, Africa 27 Sep 2014

Libya: Send us more arms or face wider terrorism threat

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UNITED NATIONS - Libya on Saturday asked the world either to give it more weapons and other support to help restore security and rebuild its institutions or to declare outright that the conflict-torn North African state "must face terrorism alone."

At least 22 killed in Guinea-Bissau after vehicle hits landmine

BISSAU - At least 22 people were killed in Guinea-Bissau when a vehicle taking them to a funeral struck a landmine, a police source said on Saturday.

World, Africa 27 Sep 2014

Fri, Sep 26 2014

Zambia denies reports President Sata was treated in U.S.

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LUSAKA - Zambian President Michael Sata's health is "entirely normal", Vice President Guy Scott told parliament on Friday, countering reports the ailing 77-year-old had received medical treatment in the United States this week.

World, Africa, United Nations 26 Sep 2014

Boko Haram 'leader', killed repeatedly, continues to threaten Nigeria

ABUJA - Nigeria's Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least three times so far, according to the military, yet each time he apparently returns in the group's numerous jihadist videos.

World, Africa 26 Sep 2014

Thu, Sep 25 2014

Gambia urges U.N. inquiry into 'deliberate' migrant shipwrecks

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UNITED NATIONS - Gambia's president on Thursday demanded a United Nations investigation into the "manmade sinking, capsizing" of boats carrying migrants to Europe, saying 500 citizens of his African country had died in such incidents in the past five years.

World, United Nations, Africa 25 Sep 2014

U.S. ready to expand South Sudan sanctions to end violence: envoy

NEW YORK - The United States, frustrated with slow progress in South Sudan's peace process, is ready to expand sanctions against political and military figures unless warring parties end the violence quickly, the U.S. envoy to South Sudan said on Thursday.

World, Africa 25 Sep 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.