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  • 'Horror,' UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe. The strongly worded Security Council statement deplored...

  • Hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels stuck in Uganda

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The civilian head of Congo's vanquished M23 rebel movement says hundreds of rebels are stuck in Uganda as they await confirmation of amnesty from Congo's government. Rene Abandi said Thursday that he expects Congo to "widen" the list of those under consideration for...

  • UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said. The U.N. has said hundreds of civilians were killed in the...

  • Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya's capital intercepted a suspicious car at a traffic light Wednesday and were taking the occupants in for questioning when the car exploded, killing four people, including two police officers, officials said. The car exploded just outside a police...

  • Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A "group of terrorists" masquerading as herders have been arrested in Nigeria's central-east Taraba state, the military said Wednesday amid indications that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading. The latest report further undermines government assurances that the...

  • Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee. Local official Jerome Gouma said heavily armed men arrived in Bouca on Tuesday, and shooting lasted into the night. On Wednesday,...

  • Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said more than 240 cases of the virus have been recorded in Guinea and Liberia. Most of those cases are in...

  • Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official. Earlier Wednesday, a plane carrying U.N. officials and European ambassadors landed at the strip in the city of...

  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old....

  • Thieves steal rhino horns in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African provincial parks office with a 24-hour security service and used a machine tool called a grinder to break into a safe holding a stockpile of rhino horn worth a fortune on the illegal market in parts of Asia. The...

  • Ebola outbreak death toll in West Africa over 140

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people. The Ebola disease causes a high fever and internal and external bleeding. There is no cure and no vaccine and it has a high fatality rate. In a statement on its...

  • 230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a "hot pursuit" by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed into a dangerous forest to find...

  • African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an international hunt for its fugitive leaders. The...

  • Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator Monday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility in a radio...

  • UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — U.N. human rights investigators have confirmed that hundreds of civilians were killed because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized a disputed town in South Sudan last week, the United Nations said Monday. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan condemned what it called...



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