- South Africa: Shoppers go to new mall, despite economy woes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African shoppers flocked to the opening Thursday of one of Africa's largest malls outside Johannesburg, despite rising unemployment and slowing economic growth.
- Burkina Faso court throws out ex-president arrest warrant
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An appeals court in Burkina Faso has thrown out an international arrest warrant for former President Blaise Compaore.
- UN votes to wrap up Ivory Coast peacekeeping mission in 2017
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to wrap up its 12-year peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast next year, a sign of confidence in the West African nation's progress to peace after years of political turmoil and thousands of deaths.
- Africa's longest-serving leader extends rule in Eq Guinea
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Africa's longest-serving leader is extending his rule further as election officials say the president of Equatorial Guinea has won another term.
- Nigeria condemns attacks blamed on herders, vows crackdown
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — The Fulani herdsmen community in southeastern Nigeria on Thursday blamed "criminals and mercenaries" for an attack this week that left 20 dead and prompted vows from the government to crack down on violence between herders and farmers.
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