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  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced. Ali Benflis told supporters at his headquarters that preliminary information...

  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday....

  • Updated --- Real war on women: Terrorist group in Nigeria targets girls as sex slaves, cooks

    Terrorist group Boko Haram has escalated its campaign of terror in northeast Nigeria, most recently with the abduction of more than 100 school girls.

  • Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid blistering attacks on his credibility by a...

  • Thugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congress

    KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna. Aisha Umar of the National Electoral Commission says the attackers on Thursday hacked off the arm...

  • West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives. The disease, typically found in central or eastern Africa, has infected people in Guinea's remote forests, its capital and in neighboring Liberia. In a statement posted on...

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses. Kenya deported 91 more Somali nationals to the Somalia capital...

  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people. Former New Zealand...

  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the military said all but eight of more...

  • UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action. Ban told reporters before meeting with Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's...

  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians. They want jobs and housing when they graduate and lack...

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday....

  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military's ability to...

  • Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine...

  • In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups. Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer, said he engaged in "treasonous exchanges" over Skype...



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