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Zambia Celebrates First African Cup

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s national football team has been welcomed home by throngs of jubilant fans after winning the country’s first African Cup of Nations The team arrived at the airport in Lusaka on Monday, where they showed off the prized trophy to thousands of cheering Zambians. Zambia’s team beat Ivory Coast Sunday with a dramatic 8-7 penalty […]

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Zambia Captures First African Cup

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s football team has won its first African Cup of Nations after beating tournament favorite Ivory Coast in a dramatic 8-7 penalty shootout. The game Sunday in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, was scoreless after regulation and extra time. The two teams needed 18 kicks in the shootout to decide the match, with Zambia’s Stophira Sunzu scoring […]

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South Africa Says Rhino Poaching Arrests Top 200 in 1 Year

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa says authorities arrested more than 200 suspected rhino poachers during a one year period ending in March. A Department of Environmental Affairs report says 92 of the 214 suspects were arrested in Kruger National Park, home to the largest population of black and white rhinos in South Africa. It says 16 suspected poachers […]

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Amnesty Urges AU to Stop Abuses in Central African Republic

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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A leading human rights group is urging the African Union to lead a coordinated effort to bring an end to decades of human rights abuses in the Central African Republic. Amnesty International said Thursday that civilians are being killed, abducted, tortured and raped by at least 14 different armed groups that operate with impunity in […]

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African Union Recognizes Libya’s Transitional Gov’t

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union has recognized Libya’s National Transitional Council as the official representative of the Libyan people, dealing another blow to ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. The 54-member bloc said Tuesday it is ready to support the NTC as it works to form an inclusive government. Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who holds the AU’s […]

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African Union Recognizes Libya’s Transitional Gov’t

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union has recognized Libya’s National Transitional Council as the official representative of the Libyan people, dealing another blow to embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi. The 54-member bloc said Tuesday it is ready to support the NTC as it works to form an inclusive government. Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who holds the AU’s […]

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African Union Resists Calls to Recognize Libya’s Transitional Government

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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The African Union appeared to soften its stance towards Libya’s transitional government on Wednesday, but still stopped short of recognizing the group as the country’s legitimate leadership. In a statement released after meeting in South Africa, the Ad Hoc Committee of the African Union said it is committed to working with the National Transitional Council […]

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Aid Group: African Migrants Trapped in Libyan Town

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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An international aid group says 1,200 African migrants are trapped in a southern Libya town with dwindling supplies of food and water. The International Organization for Migration says the migrants have gathered at its transit center in the town of Sebha to escape fighting between pro- and anti-Gadhafi forces on the outskirts of town. The […]

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Opposition Party Ask Court to Replace CAR President

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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An opposition party in the Central African Republic (CAR) has filed a court order for the country’s president to step down because of his suspected poor health. The head of the MDREC party, filed a petition this week asking the court to declare President Francoise Bozize unfit to stay in office. In the petition, Jose […]

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US Seizes Ton of African Ivory From Art Dealer

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials have seized one ton of African elephant ivory from an art store owner in the eastern state of Pennsylvania. Prosecutors say Victor Gordon smuggled the illegal ivory from west and central Africa. They say Gordon paid a partner to buy and carve raw elephant ivory and then stain the pieces to make them […]

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