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12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mut…

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South Africa sends murder suspect to Botswana

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Human rights lawyers on Tuesday pressed South Africa to explain why a murder suspect from Botswana was illegally deported …

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South Sudan urges groups to hire more nationals

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A South Sudanese official says the government in a new policy wants all non-governmental organizations to start hiring …

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Nobel laureates appeal to South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of Nobel peace laureates has appealed to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who abandoned an attempt …

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Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar…

September 16, 2014 3:52 am

UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Mo…

September 15, 2014 5:41 pm

45 dead after Nigeria building collapse

45 dead after Nigeria building collapse

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers have recovered 46 bodies and rescued 130 survivors from a collapsed shopping mall and guesthouse at the c…

September 15, 2014 12:05 pm Photos

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Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Air Force chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive.

September 15, 2014 10:26 am

Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities are holding 19 suspects arrested over an apparent terror plot, officials said Monday as the securit…

September 15, 2014 9:09 am

South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lan…

September 15, 2014 8:56 am

UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central Afr…

September 15, 2014 7:13 am

UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier…

September 14, 2014 8:13 pm

Libya's elected parliament fires central bank head

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly elected parliament on Sunday fired the president of the central bank after he tried to prevent funds that had been …

September 14, 2014 11:04 am

Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the co…

September 14, 2014 10:34 am

Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare…

September 14, 2014 9:45 am

US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authori…

September 13, 2014 11:57 am

Soldiers defeat Islamic fighters in north Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory as the insurgents advanced on a town near the northea…

September 13, 2014 12:42 am

AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, accor…

September 12, 2014 4:56 pm Photos

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AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — There are no headstones to mark these graves, no loving words, nothing to tell the world who lies in the…

September 12, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the fo…

September 12, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained

Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Did Oscar Pistorius get away with murder?

September 12, 2014 12:46 pm Photos

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AP tally: More than 5,000 people have died in Central African Republic in last 9 months

GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — AP tally: More than 5,000 people have died in Central African Republic in last 9 months.

September 12, 2014 4:04 am

Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in shooting of girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in shooting of girlfriend.

September 12, 2014 3:22 am

Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thur…

September 11, 2014 3:06 pm Photos

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Ex-Congo Republic officer convicted on coup plot

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — A court in Republic of Congo convicted the former deputy chief of the intelligence services of plotting …

September 11, 2014 11:27 am

4 jailed in SAfrica for Rwanda general murder plot

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Four men found guilty of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in South Africa were sentenced to eight yea…

September 11, 2014 11:18 am

Mali refugees return north, face food crisis

Mali refugees return north, face food crisis

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — A pile of stones and wood was all that remained of the house where Fadimata Walet Abdou Salam once lived when she and he…

September 11, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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Pistorius: How the verdict is being delivered

Pistorius: How the verdict is being delivered

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial is not being delivered so simply.

September 11, 2014 10:45 am Photos

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UN: China yet to deploy peacekeepers to S Sudan

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. mission in South Sudan says China is expected to deploy up to 700 peacekeeping troops to South…

September 10, 2014 6:19 am

Pistorius: How the verdict will be delivered

Pistorius: How the verdict will be delivered

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not be delivered so simply.

September 10, 2014 4:57 am Photos

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With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting healt…

September 09, 2014 4:31 pm Photos

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People flee advancing Islamic militants in Nigeria

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Residents who feared for their lives and fled from Nigeria on Tuesday said that Boko Haram fighters are patrolling 50 kil…

September 09, 2014 12:18 pm

New Somali extremist leader rose amid purge

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The new leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremist rebels, Ahmad Umar, is described as a compelling leader who is expec…

September 09, 2014 12:22 pm

Judge to give verdict in Pistorius trial

Judge to give verdict in Pistorius trial

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention o…

September 09, 2014 11:11 am Photos

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UN: Crashed helicopter in S. Sudan was shot down

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A United Nations helicopter that crashed in South Sudan last month was shot down after a rebel commander alleged that U…

September 09, 2014 11:01 am

Afghan president urges rival successors to unify

Afghan president urges rival successors to unify

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A remembrance ceremony devolved into raucous shouting by agitated supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdull…

September 09, 2014 8:59 am Photos

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Cameroon state media says army kills 100 militants

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's state media says the military has killed 100 Islamic militants who traveled from Nigeria to attack a town …

September 09, 2014 7:09 am

Scores of civilians freed from Africa rebel group

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A watchdog group says more than 70 women and children have been freed over the past month from the Lord's Resistance Ar…

September 09, 2014 6:53 am

WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola …

September 08, 2014 5:19 pm Photos

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Gambia lawmakers pass bill to jail gays for life

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said M…

September 08, 2014 3:19 pm

12 civilians killed in Somalia attack, say police

12 civilians killed in Somalia attack, say police

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 12 civilians were killed Monday in a suicide attack targeting African Union troops in Somalia's Lower Shabe…

September 08, 2014 12:57 pm Photos

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Struggling Tunisia appeals to world for investment

Struggling Tunisia appeals to world for investment

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister on Monday called for greater foreign investment to help support the country's ailing economy an…

September 08, 2014 12:12 pm Photos

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Kenyan man to be extradited to US for child porn

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court has ordered the extradition of a Kenyan man to the U.S. to face trial for child pornography.

September 08, 2014 11:00 am

Rights group: AU troops raped females in Somalia

Rights group: AU troops raped females in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African Union troops in Somalia sexually exploited or raped women and girls who are internal refugees, a new report…

September 08, 2014 10:50 am

Kenya police: 2 Australians killed in bus accident

Kenya police: 2 Australians killed in bus accident

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two Australian tourists died and 16 other westerners were injured when the vehicle they were in crashed along a highway …

September 08, 2014 10:44 am Photos

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Seychelles snail, thought extinct, found alive

Seychelles snail, thought extinct, found alive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A snail once thought to have been among the first species to go extinct because of climate change has reappeared in the wild.

September 08, 2014 10:36 am Photos

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Somali police: 5 civilians killed in suicide attack that targeted African Union troops

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali police: 5 civilians killed in suicide attack that targeted African Union troops.

September 08, 2014 8:20 am

Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back

Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus wa…

September 08, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Shells hit Mogadishu after militant leader death

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says mortar shells have struck a Mogadishu neighborhood a day after the al-Qaida-linked mili…

September 07, 2014 3:53 pm
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