Algeria passes law banning violence against women

Algiers - Algeria's parliament passed a law on Thursday criminalising violence against women, in a move criticised by both Islamist lawmakers as well as Amnesty. +

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    Algeria passes law banning violence against women

    Algiers - Algeria's parliament passed a law on Thursday criminalising violence against women, in a move criticised by both Islamist lawmakers as well as Amnesty. +

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    CAF ban ref, fine Tunisia after penalty drama

    CAF banned Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn for six months and slapped a $50,000 (43,000 euro) fine on Tunisia Tuesday after a controversial Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final in Equatori +

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    Former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Appears at War Crimes Court

    A captured Ugandan rebel commander made his first public appearance Monday at a hearing before the International Criminal Court, where he stands accused of crimes including murder and enslavement. +

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    Boko Haram attacks Cameroon military base

    Nigerian Boko Haram Islamists launched an attack Monday on a military base in northwest Cameroon, forcing many to flee the area, the official sources said. +

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    South Africa 1-0 Zambia

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    Key Al-Shabab Commander Captured

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Algeria passes law banning violence against women

Algiers - Algeria's parliament passed a law on Thursday criminalising violence against women, in a move criticised by both Islamist lawmakers as well as Amnesty. +

CAF ban ref, fine Tunisia after penalty drama

CAF banned Mauritian referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn for six months and slapped a $50,000 (43,000 euro) fine on Tunisia Tuesday after a controversial Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final in Equatori +

Former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Appears at War Crimes Court

A captured Ugandan rebel commander made his first public appearance Monday at a hearing before the International Criminal Court, where he stands accused of crimes including murder and enslavement.< +

Screw the west, African Union To Tackle Boko Haram Threat On Its Own

Ghana’s President John Mahama has said he and other African leaders will discuss plans next week to “deal permanently” with Boko Haram militants. He said he wanted African Un +

Boko Haram attacks Cameroon military base

Nigerian Boko Haram Islamists launched an attack Monday on a military base in northwest Cameroon, forcing many to flee the area, the official sources said.

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South Africa 1-0 Zambia

The winger struck in the second half to ensure the home side continue their good run of form ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.Thuso Phala kept South Africa's winning run going ahead of the Af +

Key Al-Shabab Commander Captured

Authorities in Somalia say they have captured one of the most wanted al-Shabab commanders. +

18 murdered in fresh wave of violence in Central African Republic

At least 18 people have been killed and dozens injured in fresh attacks in the Central African Republic, where dozens have died in a new flare-up in inter-ethnic violence, officials said Tuesday.+