For the past decade the area has been mined by restive local diggers controlled by armed groups
There were surprises. In Egypt, the Justice minister resigned after he said that the “sons of garbage collectors” should not become judges.
A BAD WEEK IN AFRICA: Rebels kill 26, rape 50 in DR Congo, seven dead in Mali, and South Sudan at risk
The election in Mozambique was one of the few normal events of the week, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the outrages and Ebola horror stories.