Africa

US airlift support to bolster hunt for Kony

US airlift support to bolster hunt for Kony

WASHINGTON — The US military is deploying four tilt-rotor transport planes to Uganda in response to African Union requests for airlift support in the hunt for the elusive leader...

16 killed in Nigeria job stampede

ABUJA (Nigeria) — At least 16 people were killed in stampedes for government jobs in Nigeria when hundreds of thousands were invited to apply for fewer than 5,000 positions,...

Pistorius pleads not guilty in murder trial

Pistorius pleads not guilty in murder trial

PRETORIA (South Africa) — Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty today (March 3) to murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, marking the start of the Olympian’s murder...

Uganda’s president signs anti-gay bill

ENTEBBE (Uganda) — Uganda’s president today (Feb 24) signed a controversial anti-gay bill that has harsh penalties for homosexual sex, saying the bill is necessary because ...

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