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Relief For Blogger Sentenced To Death

An appeals court in Mauritania has reduced a death sentence given to a blogger to a two-year jail term. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed M'khaitir was ... Full story

SA’s Inkatha Chief, Buthelezi Quits

JOHANNESBURG – IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is to step down as leader of the party at its next national conference. He made the announcement at a ... Full story

Patient Found Dead In SA Hospital Ceiling

The body of a 61-year-old man has been found in the ceiling of a hospital in Stellenbosch - two weeks after he underwent surgery ... Full story

Tanzania Suspends NGO For ‘Promotion’ Of Gay Marriage

Nairobi – The Tanzanian government said on Saturday it had suspended an NGO it had accused of promoting gay marriage in contravention of ... Full story

Kenya Election Official Flees Country, Cites Death Threats

A senior Kenyan electoral official has resigned and fled the country, in a new blow to the country’s presidential vote due to be held in ... Full story

Kenya's Raila Odinga Quits Election Re-Run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run. Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms ... Full story

Armed Robbers Pounce On Paramedics Helping Patient In Jo'burg

Johannesburg - Two paramedics were robbed at gunpoint in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday morning, the City of Johannesburg EMS said.  Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the ... Full story

Exiled Jammeh's Private Firm Owes $35m To Gambian Pension Fund

The finance head of Gambia’s social security corporation has told a commission of inquiry on Wednesday that the private company of exiled former president Yahya ... Full story

Hilton Plans 100 More Hotels In Africa In Half Decade

MCLEAN, USA- Hilton (http://Newsroom.Hilton.com) (NYSE: HLT) has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to ... Full story

Malawi Villagers Kill 6 'Vampires'

Blantyre - Vigilantes in Malawi have killed six people suspected of trying to obtain and drink human blood as part of magic rituals since mid-September, ... Full story

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