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Sudan swears in civilian-majority ruling council

The body replaces the TMC that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought down longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir

Syria’s Assad makes rare appearance amid Eid protests

Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance for the end of Ramadan but activists say his forces are pressing on with a blitz of rebel areas.

Same teams, new tricks as piracy season kicks-off

As monsoon winds ease and the sea settles, a new season of piracy begins off Somalia, with hijackers marauding ever further afield.

Biden in push to stabilise volatile East Africa

US Vice-President Joe Biden was on Wednesday to focus on troubled Somalia after discussing the fate of the volatile region with Kenyan leaders.

Kenya’s rainmakers called to combat climate change

Kenya's rainmakers -- with meteorological equipment consisting of trees and herbs -- are being enlisted to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Kenya police deploy to block rally

Huge numbers of Kenyan police deployed on Friday to block an opposition rally in Nairobi as Washington sent its top Africa diplomat to help resolve a post-election crisis that has claimed more then 350 lives. On Thursday, police had used water cannon and tear gas to disperse opposition supporters marching on the city centre for a "million-man" rally.

UN on climate: It’s now or never to save the planet

Humanity is changing Earth's climate so fast and devouring resources so voraciously that it is poised to bequeath a ravaged planet to future generations, the United Nations warned on Thursday in its most comprehensive survey of the environment. The fourth <i>Global Environment Outlook</i> is compiled by 390 experts from observations, studies and data garnered over two decades.

Mideast torn over Saddam verdict

Saddam Hussein's death sentence on Sunday drew an outpouring of vengeful glee among the ousted Iraqi despot's former foes in the Middle East and muted discontent from Sunni radicals. Iraq's Shi'ites, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, rejoiced when the deposed president was sentenced to death by hanging.

Mubarak: A survivor now under pressure to reform

Veteran Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces his first contested election on Wednesday after a quarter of a century in power, is a longtime Western ally who crushed Islamic violence and saw through peace with Israel before coming under pressure for reform.

Sea of Shi’ites forces open Najaf shrine

The gates of Najaf's Imam Ali Shrine were forced open on Thursday by a sea of weeping and chanting Shi'ite Muslims, ending a siege of the shrine that had lasted for days and weeks of fighting with United States forces. Yet as the camp of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr went into talks, the military stand-off appeared far from over. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=121182">Kufa attacks kill 74, injures hundreds</a>

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