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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10 oil workers from the violence, but not before...

  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. There is no vaccine and no cure for the deadly virus, and its appearance in West Africa, far from its usual sites in...

  • Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital. Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of...

  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday. Eric Kongbo said that the fighters — former members of the Seleka rebel alliance and...

  • A look at the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been killed so far this year in attacks blamed on the Nigerian radical group Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language. The terrorist network's mission is to force an Islamic state on Nigeria,...

  • Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola. An ongoing outbreak of the virus has claimed more than 100 lives in Guinea and...

  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

    RWAMAGNA, Rwanda (AP) — Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi. That's a positive sign for Rwanda, which is now observing the 20th anniversary of its genocide, a three-month killing spree that, according...

  • Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and rhinos, an official with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday. Richard...



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