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  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination

     Oscar Pistorius rambles on witness stand under cross-examination
    PRETORIA, South Africa — South African athlete Oscar Pistorius rambled and at times contradicted himself under cross-examination Wednesday during his trial for the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "My memory is not very good at the...
  • Rwanda makes great progress 20 years after genocide

    Rwanda makes great progress 20 years after genocide
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In scattered villages on steep green hillsides, many who killed their neighbors in Rwanda's genocide 20 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead. Speech that creates ethnic divisions has been...
  • Letters: Anti-Muslim terror in Africa

    Letters: Anti-Muslim terror in Africa
    Re "Flight from rage," March 30 In 1968-69, a group of young non-African travelers and I, the only American, drove from London to Johannesburg, South Africa. Many hair-raising events occurred during our five-month journey, not the least of which was...
  • Egypt current account swings back into deficit

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's current account recorded a deficit of $755.8 million in the six months ending December, swinging back into the red after billions of dollars of Gulf aid helped it record a surplus in the three months ending September. The...
  • Egyptian court lets Al-Jazeera journalists speak but not go free

    CAIRO An Egyptian court held its fourth session Monday in the criminal case against three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of fabricating news and running a terror cell on behalf of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. But when the prosecution failed for...
  • Egypt schedules presidential election for late May

    Egypt schedules presidential election for late May
    CAIRO — Egypt's election commission said Sunday that the first round of voting for a new president would be held May 26 and 27 and that any runoff would conclude within a month of that. Originally, the polling was to have taken place by mid-April....
  • Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime

    Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
  • Oscar Pistorius describes sweet start to his girlfriend's last night

    PRETORIA, South Africa — When South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius arrived home on the eve of Valentine's Day 2013, his dogs were running around, his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was cooking dinner and a gift was waiting for him. Steenkamp...
  • Investment inflows, spending spur Sub-Saharan GDP growth rise

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Growing investment in Africa's natural resources and rising household spending will accelerate economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa to 5.2 percent in 2014 from 4.7 percent last year, the World Bank said on Monday. New oil and gas...
  • Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy

    Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500 billion, data from the statistics office showed on Sunday. GDP for 2013 in Africa'...
  • Egyptian court upholds prison terms for three activists

    Egyptian court upholds prison terms for three activists
    CAIRO -- An appeals court on Monday dealt another blow to the Egypt’s beleaguered liberal activists, upholding three-year prison terms handed down to a trio of figures known for their role in the country’s 2011 revolution.  The three --...