THE HAGUE - Congolese warlord Germain Katanga was convicted on Friday of being an accessory to war crimes including murder and pillage during an attack on a village more than a decade ago, but also cleared of a number of other charges.
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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.
NAIROBI - An expected drive to purge Islamist rebels from southern Somalia risks pushing them north into an area at the tip of the Horn of Africa better known for its coastal pirates than al Shabaab insurgents.
BISSAU - Thousands of drum-beating supporters accompanied former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz, candidate of Guinea-Bissau's main PAIGC party, to register for next month's presidential elections at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
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