New Egypt tax law: cuts for poor, business hikes
CAIRO (AP) ? Egypt's president signed a new tax law Tuesday that cuts the amount paid by poorer Egyptians in the latest move aimed at reforming the country's economy.
South Africa: Winnie Mandela forced auction flops
JOHANNESBURG (AP) ? There were no bidders and no locksmiths willing to force entry for a scheduled auction Tuesday to sell artworks and other belongings of Nelson Mandela's ex-wife.
Fighting for 2nd day between army, rebels in Congo
GOMA, Congo (AP) ? Fighting between the M23 rebels and the army continued for a second day Tuesday near Congo's eastern provincial capital of Goma, in clashes that have so far killed 19 people, all of them either soldiers or rebels, officials said.
Court frees man in murder that shocked SAfricans JOHANNESBURG (AP) ? A magistrate drops charges against the boyfriend accused in the brutal gang-rape and killing of a teenager that shocked South Africans.
Rebels in C. African Republic protest conditions BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) ? Some members of the rebel alliance who overthrew the president of Central African Republic are protesting outside the luxury hotel where their leader is based.
Uganda leader's legacy at stake in general's case
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) ? An army general's concern that officials are at risk of assassination if they oppose President Yoweri Museveni's alleged plan to have his son succeed him has stirred controversy in Uganda because it challenges the popular view of Museveni as a moderate leader, analysts said Tuesday.
South Africa: Mandela name pulled into politics
JOHANNESBURG (AP) ? Nelson Mandela, old and frail, lives in seclusion in his Johannesburg home. Beyond the high walls of the house, the fighting over his image and what he stood for has already begun.
M23 rebels clash with soldiers in eastern Congo GOMA, Congo (AP) ? Clashes erupted Monday in eastern Congo between government troops and a rebel group believed to be backed by neighboring Rwanda, escalating to the use of mortars and rocket launchers in the first fighting between the groups since the M23 rebels overtook and later retreated from the provincial capital of Goma last year.
Uganda police raid newspaper over general's letter
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) ? Ugandan police disabled an independent newspaper's printing press after forcibly entering its premises to look for evidence against an army general who recently questioned the president's alleged plan to have his son succeed him, witnesses said Monday.