Africa - The News from Africa
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Behind the News in Africa
On such a vast continent, the stories coming out of Africa are as rich and varied as the lands and the people occupying this beautiful, unique territory. Here are some background stories to understand the news coming out of Africa.
Results of the Arab Spring
One man's self-immolation in protest of how he was being treated by his government led to a wave of rebellion across North Africa and the Middle East. Here's how the Arab Spring has played out.
Libya Top Stories
After the fall of regimes in Libya's neighbors, Tunisia and Egypt, protests against the four-decade iron-fisted rule of Moammar Gadhafi began on Feb. 15, 2011.
World Cup Winners
A roundup of which countries have won the World Cup over the soccer tournament's history.
Gaining Ground on Pirates
Before the Somali miscreants could even upgrade to parrots, eye patches, and peg legs, and after some embarrassing hijackings, the international community is responding one boat at a time.
Calls Grow for Mugabe's Ouster
With an unchecked cholera epidemic that has killed at least 600 people since August, some leaders have had enough with watching Mugabe stand idly by as Zimbabweans suffer.
Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congolese hope for an end to the latest bloodshed in a conflict that threatens to engulf much of central Africa, and which has raised fresh questions about the United Nations' ability to protect civilian populations in the cross-fire.
Tsvangirai Proposes Prime Minister Post
Wrangling over the future of Zimbabwe after the country's sham elections continues, as opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has proposed a power-sharing deal that would leave Robert Mugabe as president, but would see himself become prime minister.
What's next for Zimbabwe?
After Robert Mugabe declared himself victor in a one-man runoff marred by violence and voter intimidation, the world responds.
Violence Precedes Zimbabwe Elections
As President Robert Mugabe faced the greatest challenge to his decades iron-fisted power, the opposition in Zimbabwe faced violence from the president's supporters.
U.N. Denies Transfer of Rwandan Genocide Suspect
The U.N. denied a request by Rwandan prosecutors to have the case of Yussuf Munyakazi transferred there for trial.
AllAfrica aggregates and indexes content from more than 125 African news organizations, plus more than 200 other sources.