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  • Victim’s family to be consulted as Pistorius release delayed

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct 9 - The South African parole board on Friday again postponed a decision on whether to release Oscar Pistorius, saying that it would consult the family of his girlfriend whom he shot dead two years ago. The Paralympian star's lawyers have argued... Read more

  • Libya agrees new national unity government: UN

    SKHIRAT, Morocco, Oct 9 - Libya has agreed to form a new national government headed by Prime Minister Fayez el-Sarraj after months of tortuous negotiations, United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon said Friday. Libya, which plunged into chaos after the fall of Moamer Kadhafi... Read more

  • Hayatou takes charge of FIFA as Blatter suspended

    ZURICH, Oct 8 - African football leader Issa Hayatou on Thursday took temporary charge of FIFA after Sepp Blatter was "relieved of his duties" because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said. Hayatou, 69, is president of the Confederation of African Football, and... Read more

  • Rwandan court dismisses challenge to Kagame’s third-term bid

    KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct 8 - Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge to constitutional changes designed to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term. "No article is unamendable," said Chief Justice Sam Rugege, throwing out the case brought by... Read more

  • 14 elephants die of poisoning in Zimbabwe: officials

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 7 - At least 14 elephants died from poisoning in three separate incidents in Zimbabwe last month with poachers suspected of being behind 11 of the deaths, parks authorities said Wednesday. Five of the pachyderms were poisoned in Hwange National Park,... Read more