BAMAKO - The party of Mali's president and its political allies have won a comfortable majority in a parliamentary election intended to seal to a return to democratic civilian rule following an army coup in March 2012.
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JUBA - South Sudanese soldiers clashed on Wednesday around barracks near the flashpoint town of Bor, an official said, extending fighting that began in the capital and raising fears of broader civil conflict in the two-year-old nation.
BAMAKO - The party of Mali's new president, together with its political allies, won the majority of seats in parliamentary elections, according to provisional results released by the government late on Tuesday.
JUBA - The United States will start evacuating non-essential embassy staff and citizens from South Sudan on Wednesday after army factions clashed, killing up to 500 people and raising fears of a broader civil conflict in the two-year-old nation.
BRAZZAVILLE - At least 22 people were killed when security forces raided the house of Republic of Congo's former deputy intelligence chief and clashed with his security guards, a morgue official said.
BRUSSELS - The European Union set a date of January 21 for the start of accession talks with Serbia on Tuesday, rewarding Belgrade for democratic reforms and its efforts to normalize relations with its former province, Kosovo.
CAIRO - Harboring grudges that date back to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egypt’s Interior Ministry and police, not the army, were prime movers in overthrowing the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Mursi. Full Article | Slideshow