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  • Egypt's Field Marshal Sisi quits military, will run for presidency

    Egypt's Field Marshal Sisi quits military, will run for presidency
    CAIRO -- Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi stepped down Wednesday as Egypt's defense minister and declared his candidacy for president. Appearing on nationwide television for what he said would be the last time in military uniform, Sisi called for...
  • Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil

    Navy SEALs seize tanker in illegal sale of Libyan oil
    CAIRO — Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach? Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role...
  • Egypt presidential candidate bows out, predicts Sisi victory

    CAIRO — An Egyptian lawyer and TV personality who declared days ago that he was running for president pulled out of the race Saturday, and state media quoted him as saying he had received a sign from God that victory belonged to former army chief...
  • Egyptian court sentences police commander to 10 years for deaths

    CAIRO – A police commander was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison in connection with the deaths of 37 protesters who suffocated in a police van in the chaotic weeks after Egypt’s military-backed interim government took power. The mid-...
  • Algerians vote; ailing president likely to be reelected

    Algerians vote; ailing president likely to be reelected
    CAIRO — With a notable lack of enthusiasm, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential vote that the 77-year-old incumbent, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was considered likely to win despite his obviously failing health. The tumult of the...
  • U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town

    U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations on Monday condemned ethnic killings by South Sudan rebels that left hundreds of people dead last week after the fall of an oil town to the opposition forces. The world body said the killings took place in...
  • 'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa

     'Big Men' an excellent look at oil capitalism in West Africa
    The documentary gods are smiling on us this week. One of the real knockout docs of 2013 is back in town. That would be "Big Men," an astonishing look inside the world of oil capitalism in the West African nations of Ghana and Nigeria. The film took...
  • Ailing Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika expected to win reelection

    Ailing Algerian leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika expected to win reelection
    ALGIERS — Amid heavy security, Algerians went to the polls Thursday in a presidential election that the 77-year-old incumbent, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was considered likely to win despite his obviously failing health. The tumult of the "Arab Spring"...
  • Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president

    Egypt's leader Abdel Fattah Sisi announces candidacy for president
    CAIRO — Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • Egypt convenes trial of more than 680 on heels of mass death sentence

    Egypt convenes trial of more than 680 on heels of mass death sentence
    CAIRO — An Egyptian court convened another mass trial Tuesday with more than 680 defendants, a day after being vehemently denounced by human rights groups and legal organizations for simultaneously condemning 529 others to death. The proceedings...
  • U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

    U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...