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Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has …

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Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being c…

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined comm…

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Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was be…

July 27, 2014 6:39 pm Photos

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Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis,…

July 27, 2014 11:54 am Photos

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Boko Haram kidnaps top official's wife in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A government spokesman says Boko Haram fighters kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister in an attack tha…

July 27, 2014 8:47 am

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he wants the remains of all passengers on the Air Algerie plane that fell from t…

July 26, 2014 12:57 pm Photos

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2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of cou…

July 26, 2014 6:31 am

Nigeria arrests 1 connected to Kaduna bombings

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces are holding one man connected to the Wednesday double bombings in the northern city of Kaduna t…

July 25, 2014 2:49 pm

Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million fro…

July 25, 2014 8:41 am

Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investi…

July 25, 2014 8:20 am

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major…

July 25, 2014 12:40 am Photos

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2 attacks in Nigeria's north kills at least 12

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Two attacks in Nigeria's north killed more than a dozen people, an official and resident said Thursday, as the death to…

July 24, 2014 2:29 pm

Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A female tourist was shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month, police…

July 24, 2014 1:21 pm

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers …

July 24, 2014 12:05 pm

Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears.

July 24, 2014 10:12 am

Malawi corruption suspect faces charges

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charg…

July 24, 2014 3:26 am

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric …

July 23, 2014 4:22 pm Photos

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Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease…

July 23, 2014 2:44 pm

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked gunmen killed a female Somali lawmaker, who was known for singing popular folk music, in a drive-by …

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South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing…

July 23, 2014 5:33 am

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died…

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Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens…

July 22, 2014 12:11 pm

C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show…

July 22, 2014 10:47 am

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a mil…

July 22, 2014 10:39 am

Kenya military Twitter account hacked

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist col…

July 21, 2014 10:28 am

US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing…

July 21, 2014 9:35 am

South African park considers rhino evacuation

South African park considers rhino evacuation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Kruger National Park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the flagship wildlife reserve in an a…

July 21, 2014 9:16 am

Kenya police: Gunmen kill 3 people in Kenya coast

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official says three more people were killed by unknown gunmen on the Kenyan coast where 94 people have so far p…

July 21, 2014 1:44 am

UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govt

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says rebel forces in South Sudan attacked a town in the Upper Nile State.

July 20, 2014 11:56 am

Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post Saturday in Egypt's western desert in a brazen assault t…

July 19, 2014 7:51 pm

Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, …

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French President announces new operation in Africa

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — France's president announced the redeployment of 3,000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Af…

July 19, 2014 9:36 am

Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

Kony's rebels change tactics to evade hunt

OBO, Central African Republic (AP) — Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugan…

July 19, 2014 4:45 am Photos

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South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday

South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans marked Nelson Mandela's birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose dea…

July 18, 2014 11:02 am Photos

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Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 …

July 18, 2014 8:56 am

French president Hollande visits Niger on tour

French president Hollande visits Niger on tour

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has pl…

July 18, 2014 6:59 am Photos

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Ethiopia charges 9 journalists with terrorism

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists says Ethiopia's government has charged nine journalists with terrorism and incitin…

July 18, 2014 5:28 am

German abducted by suspected extremists in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A German development worker and two children of a Muslim cleric have been kidnapped this week by suspected Islamic extre…

July 17, 2014 11:23 am

Ugandan police abuse homeless kids, says report

Ugandan police abuse homeless kids, says report

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Homeless children in Uganda's urban centers face beatings and abuse at the hands of police and local officials, Human R…

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2 critics of Swaziland government convicted

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two government critics in Swaziland were found guilty of contempt of court on Thursday in a case that focused attention on…

July 17, 2014 10:02 am

South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader

South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was South Africa's last white president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a …

July 17, 2014 9:21 am Photos

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Nigeria seeks to borrow $1 billion for military

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president says he wants to borrow $1 billion from abroad for equipment and training for the military fighting …

July 16, 2014 2:31 pm

South African plane hits turbulence, 20 injured

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Severe turbulence struck a South African Airways plane that was heading to Hong Kong, injuring 20 people before the aircra…

July 16, 2014 3:47 am

Peace talks aim at restoring calm in Mali's north

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — International negotiators, Malian officials and Tuareg separatists are holding peace talks aimed at restoring stabilit…

July 16, 2014 3:47 am

Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 4:25 pm Photos

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Missing girls' parents won't see Nigerian leader

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Parents and schoolmates of the 219 schoolgirls held captive by Boko Haram extremists refused at the last minute Tuesday …

July 15, 2014 11:12 am

Kenya postelection violence victims seek justice

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An international human rights group says victims of the violence in Kenya that killed more than 1,000 people and displac…

July 15, 2014 10:04 am

Hundreds arrested in Somalia security sweep

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than 200 suspects were arrested Tuesday in a security sweep aimed at stemming a wave of militant attacks in the…

July 15, 2014 8:31 am
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