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BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) -- The first Black leader in the 106-year history of the University of the Free State started his tenure last year with a surprise. In his inaugural speech, rector Jonathan Jansen declared that the university would drop its criminal case against four White students accused of making a video where four Black janitors eat a stew apparently spiked with urine


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(GIN) – Worldreader, a "market-oriented, not-for-profit organization focused on increasing access to books in developing countries" is testing an e-book reader designed for developing countries at a school for orphans in Ghana.


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(GIN) – Speaking to a group of African student leaders in Tripoli, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said nothing would stop ethnic violence in Nigeria except splitting the oil-rich nation into Muslim and Christian states.


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(GIN) – A report that claims that half the food aid to Somalia is routinely stolen by Somalia's own security forces, among other serious charges, has been roundly criticized by the Somali government.


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(GIN) – In a new book entitled "Dreams in a Time of War, a Childhood Memoir," acclaimed Kenyan author Ngugi was Thiong'o recounts his life as the fifth child of his father's third wife in a family that included twenty-four children born to four different mothers.


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GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- Shorts, tight skirts and suggestive T-shirts are out and, in stifling local temperatures, men must wear long-sleeved shirts, according to new dress regulations for civil servants issued by Botswana authorities.


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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- South African President Jacob Zuma said Thursday he believes he made great progress in his first trip to Zimbabwe as chief mediator between members of the fragile power-sharing government...


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SEATTLE (AP) -- He had only four months in the United States, but what Abayneh Adefris took back to Ethiopia with him on Monday will likely last him a lifetime...


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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- President Robert Mugabe defended a law requiring Zimbabwean businesses to be controlled by blacks, underlining differences with his governing partners in an interview Saturday...


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The following is a look at the members of the armed forces killed in Afghanistan in January...


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