News : Africa


S Sudan president sacks army chief
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
BBC News | 24-Apr-2014 12:06

Ethiopia to host 2014 Cecafa Cup
The Council for East and Central African Football Associations confirms Ethiopia will host the 2014 Senior Challenge Cup.
BBC News | 24-Apr-2014 12:05

Analyst Q&A: Obama’s Agenda for Asia Visit
President Obama is in Japan Thursday at the start of a four-country visit in East Asia reassuring U.S. allies of its commitment to security and stability in the region as part of the so-called “Asia pivot” or “re-balance.” The trip was delayed last year because of U.S. political fighting over budget issues. North Korea's nuclear and missile threats are expected to dominate talks in Japan and South Korea as there are indications Pyongyang is preparing its fourth nuclear test. China's... | 24-Apr-2014 11:51

Security Guard Opens Fire in Kabul Hospital, Kills 3 Americans
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says three Americans were killed Thursday in an attack at a hospital in the Afghan capital. Afghan police say a security guard opened fire at western Kabul's Cure Hospital, which is run by a U.S.-based charity group. At least one of the dead was a doctor.Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said the security guard is now in police custody and an investigation is under way."This was an unfortunate incident this morning. The attacker was a police... | 24-Apr-2014 11:18

Lupita Nyong'o named most beautiful
Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, is named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.
BBC News | 24-Apr-2014 11:07

Nigeria rapist to be stoned to death
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences a man of 63 to death by stoning for raping a girl of 10 and infecting her with HIV.
BBC News | 24-Apr-2014 11:05

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