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  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest...

  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama criticized gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" development in some countries, speaking out publicly Monday for the first time against female genital mutilation while encouraging young leaders from the continent to empower women....

  • 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 been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia. Ahmat Ibrahim Nadjad said Monday that Seleka...

  • Georgia opens criminal case against ex-president

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian authorities say they are opening a criminal case against former president Mikhail Saakashvili. Prosecutors in the small Caucasus nation made the announcement Monday after Saakashvili failed to appear before investigators for questioning. He has failed to...

  • Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France

    PARIS (AP) — The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis. Martine Del Bono, spokeswoman for the French aviation investigation office, said the data and voice recorders of the Air Algerie...

  • 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 being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West...

  • 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, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead. U.N. peacekeepers located the...

  • Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an...

  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    PARIS (AP) — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact. French authorities said the...

  • Obama's 'Africa Summit' to close parts of D.C., limit airspace

    Police are warning that President Obama's upcoming Africa Leaders Summit will shut off parts of Washington, D.C.

  • 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 international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from...

  • 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 officials said Thursday. Two men, one armed with a pistol, rounded the corner of a building along Kuze Road in the Old Town area in Mombasa, shooting...

  • 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 out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. A statement to The Associated Press from the State...

  • Meriam Ibrahim is finally out of Sudan

    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother of two sentenced to death for leaving Islam, has left Sudan, according to the BBC.

  • 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 killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security. At least 39 other people were killed in the...



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