CAPE TOWN - Two South African policemen have been suspended after cellphone footage of them assaulting a man suspected of robbery in Cape Town caused public outrage after being posted online, senior officers said on Friday.
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PARIS - French and Malian forces have killed about 10 suspected Islamist fighters during an operation in northern Mali's mountainous Adrar des Ifoghas region, French army spokesman Gilles Jaron said on Thursday.
ABUJA - Nigeria's main opposition party slammed President Goodluck Jonathan's record on corruption on Thursday, calling on Africa's most populous nation to end the governing party's 15-year rule at an election next year.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's main anti-corruption watchdog said on Thursday it would release its report into a $21 million state-funded security upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's private home on March 19, less than two months before a general election.
TUNIS - Tunisia has lifted a state of emergency three years after it was imposed, in a largely symbolic move to show security is improving in the North African state.
JUBA/ADDIS ABABA - At least five soldiers were killed in fighting between soldiers over delayed salaries at a barracks in South Sudan's capital on Wednesday, an army spokesman said, three months after clashes in the same military base triggered a broader conflict.
ARLIT, Niger/PARIS - When France began mining uranium ore in the desert of northern Niger in the early 1970s, Arlit was a cluster of miners' huts stranded between the sun-blasted rocks of the Air mountains and the sands of the Sahara. Full Article