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Head-on bus crash kills 29 in Nigeriaupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 16:59:00

At least 29 people died in a head-on crash involving two buses Friday in northeastern Nigeria, national police said.

Review: 'Ambassador' a high-risk exposé of the blood diamond tradeupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 12:52:00

The riskiest, trickiest, friskiest movie you can see right now happens to be a documentary. Don't let that put you off.

Oil tanker hijacked by pirates near Togolese capital has been releasedupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 13:42:00

An oil tanker seized by pirates off the west coast of Africa has been released by the hijackers, the operators of the vessel said.

Kenyan kids lured to join Somalia fightupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 08:26:00

The al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab terror group in Somalia is recruiting Kenyan teens to fight. David McKenzie reports.

A nation's sex strike for democracyupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 07:46:00

In a time of global political combustion, with calls for democracy sparking mass demonstrations, self-immolations and civil wars, the women of the small African country of Togo might be the first to try to bring down a dictator by staging a sex strike.

Pirates hijack Greek-operated tanker off Togo coastupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 15:33:00

Pirates traded gunfire with Togo security forces early Tuesday from a hijacked oil tanker off the west coast of Africa, the International Maritime Bureau said.

Islamic cleric facing terrorism charges killed in Kenyaupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 11:20:00

A radical Islamic cleric who faced charges relating to terrorism was killed in a daylight ambush Monday morning in Kenya's main coastal city, Mombasa, Kenya Police said.

Who should set the world's goals?updated: Sun Aug 26 2012 10:06:00

Remember the most anticipated year in all human history, 2000?

Golfing in the 'People's Paradise'updated: Wed Aug 22 2012 05:44:00

A look into the development and investment of golf courses across Nigeria.

Growing golf in Nigeria's 'People's Paradise'updated: Wed Aug 22 2012 05:44:00

Nigeria is not renowned for its golfers, or its golf clubs.

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's premier and key U.S. ally, dies at 57updated: Tue Aug 21 2012 14:22:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, a strongman in the troubled Horn of Africa and a key United States ally, has died, his government announced Tuesday.

Ethiopia's mysterious PM dies abroadupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 14:22:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dies after contracting a sudden infection while undergoing medical treatment.

Will Egypt's new president be a reformer?updated: Tue Aug 21 2012 13:23:00

Just as Egypt's revolution took the world by surprise, so did President Mohamed Morsy's unexpected assertion of presidential power so soon after he came into office.

State media: Top government officials among 32 killed in plane crashupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 18:11:00

A plane crash in Sudan has killed 32 people, including four ministers and other top government officials, state media reported Sunday.

Official: Yemeni militants infiltrated Egypt before Rafah attackupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 22:35:00

Ten Yemeni militants infiltrated Egyptian soil two months ago and trained local Jihadi cells in the Sinai peninsula, a security official said Friday.

Combating threats in Somaliaupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:59:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi discusses contending with militants, extremists and pirates in Somalia.

Ethiopian leader's absence grips nation, fuels speculationupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:59:00

Ethiopia's prime minister is "recovering well," a spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the health of the usually visible leader, who has not appeared in public for two months.

Man described as high-ranking Somali pirate gets multiple life sentences updated: Mon Aug 13 2012 19:24:00

A Somali man who authorities say is the highest-ranking pirate ever brought to the United States for prosecution was given 12 life sentences Monday by a federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia.

Egypt's Morsy: 'Imperial' president or step forward for revolution?updated: Mon Aug 13 2012 13:09:00

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's surprising move to amass substantially more power has triggered demonstrations on both sides and accusations that he is effectively anointing himself with "imperial" authority.

Egypt's Morsy 'retires' military brassupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 13:09:00

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has removed the country's top two military officers.

Ugandan military helicopters go missing on trip to Somaliaupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 09:57:00

Two military helicopters on their way to deployment in Somalia are missing and one has crash-landed, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday.

'Gang' shoots, kills international peacekeeper in Sudan's Darfur regionupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 05:40:00

One international peacekeeper was shot dead and another was wounded early Sunday after a "gang" attacked their police post inside a refugee camp in Sudan's embattled Darfur region, the African Union - United Nations Mission said.

Sudan: 25,000 refugees fleeingupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 05:40:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports 25,000 refugees have fled their camp in Sudan's Darfur region amid increased violence.

Nigerian troops kill 20 suspected militantsupdated: Sun Aug 12 2012 19:22:00

Security forces killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, an army captain said.

Egypt's push to stop militantsupdated: Sun Aug 12 2012 12:03:00

CNN's Ian Lee reports on the 2nd Mechanized Infantry and its charge of strengthening Egypt's most dangerous border.

Source: 11 Palestinians arrested in Egypt's Sinai areaupdated: Sat Aug 11 2012 08:45:00

Eleven Palestinians have been arrested in the past two days in Egypt's Sinai area, where clashes have erupted in recent days between militants and security forces, a senior Egyptian security official said Saturday.

Egyptian prank show exposes anti-Israeli sentimentupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 20:47:00

Ayman Kandeel grabs the producer of a television network and smacks the lanky young man, cursing angrily.

Punches, politics on Egyptian prank showupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 20:47:00

An Egyptian TV show tells celebrities they're on Israeli TV and provokes them to see their reactions. Some were intense.

Can Ghana's economy prosper against the odds? updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 12:12:00

The sudden death of Ghana's president, John Atta Mills, on July 24 did not come as a rude surprise. Most Ghanaians already knew his health was failing; he was losing his eyesight and voice.

Ghana in mourning after president diesupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 12:12:00

Ghana president John Evans Atta Mills dies at age 68, and his successor is sworn in. CNN's Vlad Duthiers reports.

25,000 people flee Darfur refugee camp amid fighting, U.N. saysupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:11:00

All 25,000 people living in a refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur region have fled amid fighting between armed militia groups and Sudanese government forces, U.N. officials said Friday.

Darfur refugees in crisisupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:11:00

The U.N.'s former envoy to Sudan explains why he has been prevented from visiting refugees.

Violence flares again in Egypt's North Sinaiupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 09:29:00

Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired at a police station in North Sinai early Friday in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.

This week on Marketplace Middle Eastupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 05:37:00

This week Marketplace Middle East focuses on the relationship between Israel and the "new" Egypt.

North Sinai violence flares againupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 00:04:00

Masked gunmen on motorbikes fired early Friday at a police station in North Sinai in the latest in a string of violent acts in the area, a police official who is not authorized to speak to the media told CNN.

Gunmen attack checkpoints, cement factory in Egyptupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:44:00

Masked gunmen launched six simultaneous attacks in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday, wounding a police officer and a civilian, said Gen. Ahmed Bakr, head of North Sinai security.

Egypt launches airstrikes in Sinai after troop massacreupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:27:00

Clashes intensified in Egypt's North Sinai early Wednesday as Egyptian forces launched aerial strikes on militants in response to a series of attacks by masked gunmen on military checkpoints.

Egyptian soldiers shot dead at checkpointupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 11:27:00

Armed extremists kill 15 Egyptian policemen, then try to infiltrate Israel, as CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

19 killed in attack on Nigerian churchupdated: Tue Aug 07 2012 10:07:00

Gunmen attacked a church in the central Nigerian state of Kogi, killing at least 19 people, a military official said Tuesday.

Egypt's president condemns deadly attack in Sinaiupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 11:23:00

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy condemned an attack on an army checkpoint near the border with Gaza that killed at least 15 Egyptian soldiers and wounded nine others, and he vowed Monday "to capture those who conducted this traitorous attack on our sons."

Gunmen kidnap foreigners in Nigeria; kill two sailorsupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 11:31:00

Gunmen attacked a barge belonging to an oil service company near the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, killing two sailors and taking four foreigners hostage.

Sudan, South Sudan settle oil disputeupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 22:41:00

Negotiating teams from Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to end a dispute on oil payments to allow the resumption of southern oil exports through Sudan's territories, Sudan's state-run Ashorooq TV reported early Saturday, citing official sources.

Farmers' crops struggle in droughtupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 07:25:00

Christine Romans reports from Iowa on the struggles faced by farmers in one of the worst droughts in 50 years.

New TV channel run exclusively by fully veiled womenupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 10:03:00

After graduating from the mass communication department of Cairo University, Heba Seraq-Eddin couldn't find a job. Potential employers turned her down, she says, because of her veil. Heba wears the niqab, the black fabric that covers her whole face, except for the eyes.

'Veiled TV' makes debut in Egyptupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 10:03:00

CNN's Ian Lee reports on a new Egyptian TV station run exclusively by fully veiled women.

Nigeria's first Olympic canoeist bids for London gloryupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 09:38:00

Fifty-three determined men and women will sport Nigeria's green and white colors during the London Games -- the second-biggest Olympic team hailing from Sub-Saharan Africa -- carrying the nation's hopes for the first gold medal in 16 years.

President of Ghana dies, official saysupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 13:58:00

The president of the West African nation of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills, has died, his chief of staff said in a statement Tuesday.

Egypt names new prime ministerupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 09:46:00

In a surprising move, Egypt's president tapped a young, relatively unknown water minister Tuesday to form a new government.

Tomatoes thrown at Clinton's motorcadeupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 09:46:00

Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday.

Marieme Jamme: Shaping Africa's tech revolutionupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 05:21:00

Senegalese-born Marieme Jamme is at the forefront of the technology revolution that is slowly transforming Africa.

An African future inspired by tech?updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 05:21:00

Senegalese born, Marieme Jamme runs a UK based company that helps IT organizations gain a foothold in emerging markets.

Heavy rains kill 21 in Nigeriaupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 14:50:00

Heavy rains in central Nigeria triggered a flood that washed away houses and killed at least 21 people, government officials said Monday.

Former Egyptian spy chief Suleiman laid to rest in Cairoupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 10:51:00

The funeral for Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spy chief, took place amid tight security Saturday, attended by several thousand mourners, politicians, religious scholars and military leaders.

South Sudan marathoner is an Olympian without a country updated: Mon Jul 23 2012 05:19:00

Even though he will not compete in the London Olympics under his country's flag, South Sudan native Guor Marial basks with pride as the first athlete from the world's youngest nation in the global arena.

Runner with no country going to Olympicsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 05:19:00

S. Sudanese marathoner, Guor Marila, a man without a country, gets the go ahead to participate in the Olympics.

Give a child a camera and save the worldupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 16:20:00

The eyes of a child see things differently than an adult. It's an idea that intrigued four young women in college. "If you could give a child a camera, they could tell a reality in a way that a foreigner, or even an adult, could not," co-founder Angela Francine Bullock says. Several years later, they turned that idea into a way to help children around the world and founded the nonprofit 100cameras.

Egyptian kidnappers release American hostages, official saysupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 12:35:00

Kidnappers in Egypt have released two Americans and their Egyptian tour guide, a security official said.

Family of man abducted in Egypt talksupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 12:35:00

Family and friends of an American pastor, abducted in Egypt, talk to Randi Kaye and make a public plea for his return.

Protests as Clinton holds meetings in Egyptupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 16:15:00

Egyptian protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade Sunday and shouted, "Monica, Monica, Monica" as she left the newly reopened U.S. Consulate in Alexandria.

Clinton meets with Egypt's new presidentupdated: Sat Jul 14 2012 22:26:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday urged Egypt's first democratically elected leader to "assert the full authority of the presidency."

Report: Egypt steps up efforts to free kidnapped American tourists updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 17:45:00

Egyptian security services in North Sinai are intensifying efforts to get a pair of kidnapped Americans and their tour guide released, state media reported Saturday.

Police respond to protesters with tear gas, arrests near Sudan's capitalupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 14:42:00

Sudanese took to the streets Friday in a fourth week of protests against rising prices and called for the ousting of the government.

American tourists kidnapped in Egypt, official saysupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 11:52:00

Two American tourists and their guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai region of Egypt, authorities said.

Sinai chaos threatens Israel-Egypt stabilityupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 09:27:00

Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by some 30 Bedouin tribes, has long been a lawless land that serves as a buffer between Egypt and Israel. But it is now drawing comparisons to the ungoverned tribal regions of Pakistan as networks of Bedouin tribes, Sinai's criminal elements and radical Islamists have begun to capitalize on Egypt's post-revolution security vacuum by increasingly engaging in drug and arms smuggling, human trafficking and terrorism. The escalating lawlessness in the Sinai risks turning the region into a powder keg.

Political theater, angry crowds in Egyptupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 09:27:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on political infighting in the Egyptian government and its impact on the new democracy.

In Nigeria, dozens of bodies recovered after fireupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 09:26:00

At least 95 bodies were recovered after a fire that followed a gasoline tanker spill Thursday in Nigeria, government officials said.

'The Elders' seek action in Sudanupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 10:16:00

Becky Anderson speaks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson about the situation in Sudan.

South Sudanese expatriates look ahead after year of freedom and no peaceupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 10:16:00

On the eve of South Sudan's first birthday, citizens of the young nation gather at a church in suburban Atlanta.

Who's running Egypt?updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 09:14:00

Egypt's parliament reconvenes despite a warning from the country's military rulers. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Stage set for showdown over Egypt's parliamentupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 21:16:00

Egypt's highest court said Monday its ruling that dissolved parliament was "final and binding," despite the efforts of the nation's newly elected president to override the mandate and call lawmakers back into session.

South Sudan's 1st birthday clouded by tensionsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 04:13:00

South Sudan, the world's newest nation, turned one year old on Monday, but its anniversary comes amid high tensions with its northern neighbor and economic concerns.

Tutu: End the suffering in the Sudansupdated: Sat Jul 07 2012 00:35:00

In the coming days I will be in Juba and Khartoum, the capitals of South Sudan and Sudan.

Nigerian author wins Caine Prize with 'darkly humorous' prose updated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:37:00

Nigeria's Rotimi Babatunde has won the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Bombay's Republic.

'Netflix of Africa' brings Nollywood to worldupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:29:00

When Jason Njoku graduated from his UK-based university in 2005, he was filled with high hopes of entrepreneurial success.

The evolution of African cinemaupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:29:00

New York African Film Festival founder Mahen Bonetti looks at the evolution of filmmakers in Africa.

New Egypt president takes on military over parliamentupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 20:32:00

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is looking at ways to return lawmakers to office after parliament was dissolved, his spokesman said Monday, putting the new leader on a likely collision course with the country's powerful military only days after he was sworn in.

Egypt swears in new presidentupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 20:32:00

Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as the first democratically-elected president in Egypt.

Abducted aid workers freed in Kenya updated: Mon Jul 02 2012 14:30:00

Four aid workers, who were abducted from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border last week, were freed late Sunday during a shootout with kidnappers, a military official said..

Freed aid worker: Happy to be aliveupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 14:30:00

Four aid workers are free after a shoot-out in southern Somalia. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Red Cross: Kenya church attacks kill 17 near Somali border updated: Sun Jul 01 2012 19:38:00

Explosions targeting two churches in Kenya near the Somali border killed at least 17 people, the Red Cross said, in the latest spate of attacks on the East African nation.

Red Cross: Kenya church attacks kill 17updated: Sun Jul 01 2012 19:38:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on the attacks on two churches in Garissa, Kenya.

Israel's Peres to Egypt's Morsi: Peaceupdated: Sun Jul 01 2012 11:37:00

Israel's President Shimon Peres wrote to congratulate Egypt's newly inaugurated President Mohamed Morsi and to emphasize the importance of peace between the countries, Peres's office said Sunday.

Hundreds tear gassed amid clampdown on Sudan protests updated: Sat Jun 30 2012 12:56:00

Riot police sprayed tear gas at hundreds of protesters who attempted to lead a march after Friday prayers from the two main opposition party mosques in Sudan's capital of Khartoum and its second city, Omdurman.

Understanding the protests in Sudanupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 12:56:00

CNN's Nima Elbagir explains the causes behind continuing civil unrest in Sudan.

New president: Egypt turns page to new eraupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 10:36:00

Mohamed Morsi was sworn in Saturday as Egypt's first democratically-elected president, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation that is economically strapped and lacks a working government.

Aid workers abducted from Kenyan refugee complexupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 06:15:00

Five aid workers -- four Europeans and a Kenyan -- were kidnapped from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border, police said Friday.

Egypt's president-elect promises to put power in hands of the peopleupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 14:13:00

Egypt's president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, told a packed Tahrir Square on Friday that the people are the source of his authority as the country's first democratically elected leader.

Sudan and South Sudan tensions escalateupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 12:35:00

South Sudan's military gives a media tour near the front lines. CNN's Rosmary Church talks to journalist Alan Boswell.

President al-Bashir feels heat from 'Sudanese Spring' updated: Fri Jun 29 2012 12:35:00

Since 17 June Sudanese civilians have been demonstrating against the totalitarian regime that has ruled them for 23 years. Their protests against rising food and fuel prices have reportedly broadened into criticism of the corrupt National Islamic Front junta, rebranded as the National Congress Party.

U.S. couple detained in Ghana while trying to adopt 4 children updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 22:09:00

Ghanaian authorities detained an American couple on suspicion of trying to adopt four children illegally in the African nation, U.S. officials said.

Journalist attacked in Tahrir Squareupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:51:00

Stripped of clothes, sexually assaulted, a young journalist manages to escape Tahrir Square. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

UK journalist assaulted in Tahrir Square: 'Please make it stop'updated: Thu Jun 28 2012 11:51:00

Amid the celebrations that greeted the declaration of a winner in Egypt's first freely elected presidential vote, a British student journalist was being sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.

Egypt's new president to pick woman, Christian VPsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 22:08:00

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will appoint a woman as one of his vice presidents and a Christian as another, his policy adviser told CNN.

Like 'Obameter,' the 'Morsi Meter' tracks Egyptian president's promisesupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 10:17:00

Inspired by a U.S. fact-checking website, a group of Egyptian activists has created the Morsi Meter, aimed at holding the new Egyptian president to his promises.

Mohamed Morsi elected Egypt's presidentupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 09:52:00

Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, is declared winner of Egypt's presidential election.

Morsi new Egyptian presidentupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 22:36:00

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood responds to the election of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt.

Morsi's presidential victory draws congrats, guidance on Egypt's directionupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 22:36:00

The announcement Sunday that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had won Egypt's historic presidential election spurred emotional celebrations from Cairo to Gaza, as well as more subdued congratulations from around the world.

Egypt's new president: U.S.-educated Islamistupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 21:40:00

The first leader in Egypt's history to win a democratic election is a study in contrasts: a strict Islamist educated in southern California, who vowed to stand for women's rights yet argued for banning them from the presidency.

Sudanese police crackdown on growing protestsupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 13:05:00

Sudanese police fired tear gas on a hundred university students demonstrating against government austerity measures and calling for the president's ouster Sunday, a journalist in Khartoum, Sudan, reported.

What's behind Sudan protests?updated: Sat Jun 23 2012 21:15:00

University students in Khartoum are rallying against budget cuts and demanding Omar al-Bashir's ouster.

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