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Angola's $3.5B, Chinese-Built Ghost Town

China is finishing a major housing project outside Luanda, paid for with oil, but nobody's buying. To do so, the average Angolan would need to work 160 years.
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Angola: The Bloody 'Democracy' Of An Oil Republic

As soon as the door opened, 15 men -- armed with pistols, machetes and iron rods -- burst into the house and began beating the young Angolan musicians and activists who were known for protesting against government corruption and the use of violent tactics to suppress political dissent.

Guinea-Bissau: ECOWAS Troops Arrive For Peacekeeping Mission

On Thursday, 70 troops arrived in Guinea-Bissau as part of a peacekeeping initiative by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The troops are meant to stabilize the country as it prepares for national elections in 12 months, following a military coup that deposed the civilian government.

Mali: Junta 'Regains Control' After Counter-Coup

The controlling militia issued a statement on Tuesday saying they were in control of key sites around the capital, including the state broadcasting building, the airport, and a major military base in Kati.
Guinea-Bissau ruling party presidential candidate Gomes Junior holds up his inked finger after voting in the capital Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau Victim of Another Coup

The military has taken over the West African country of Guinea-Bissau, in a coup d'etat on Thursday, a few weeks before the country's presidential elections.
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Gunfire, Possible Coup Reported in Guinea-Bissau

Heavy weapons fire echoed through the capital of Guinea-Bissau Thursday, witnesses said, and soldiers surrounded the residence of former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior, the frontrunner in a presidential election.
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Viktor Bout, Alleged 'Merchant Of Death,' Faces Possible Life In Prison Today

Viktor Bout, a Russian national known as the Merchant of Death for his far reaching arms deals across the world will learn how long he will be in prison on Thursday. His defense attorneys have asked the judge to set him free while United States prosecutor said he should be locked up for the rest of his life.
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Yum Brands Sees 130 New Africa Stores This Year: Report

U.S. fast-food giant Yum Brands Inc. plans to open 130 new KFC stores in Africa this year, bringing its presence on the continent to 1,000 restaurants, the Business Day newspaper in South Africa said on Friday, citing a senior executive.


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