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  • C. African Republic peacekeeper injured in clash

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A Burundian soldier has been wounded while trying to stop an attack by a Christian militia in Central African Republic's capital. An Associated Press reporter witnessed the altercation Saturday in Bangui's Benz VI neighborhood. Around a dozen militia...

  • Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation continental bragging rights but does little for the 70 percent of its citizens living in...

  • Guinea: Airport passengers screened for Ebola

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials in Guinea say all passengers departing from the capital city's airport must fill out a health form and have their temperature taken as part of an effort to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Dr. Sakoba Keita, director of prevention...

  • Morocco's unions unite to protest gov't austerity

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Thousands of workers, teachers and civil servants are marching through downtown Casablanca to protest austerity plans put in place by the Moroccan government to control runaway spending. An estimated 8,000 people heeded the call from this North African country's...

  • Kenya: Attacks meant to ignite sectarian violence

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president says recent attacks in the country, blamed on Somali-based Islamic militants, are meant to provoke a sectarian war but it won't succeed. Uhuru Kenyatta said Friday the war being fought is not a war of religions, or a clash of culture but a "fight...

  • Obama clears way for South Sudan sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that the United States may levy sanctions on individuals and entities involved in stoking violence and instability in South Sudan. Obama signed an executive order Thursday clearing the way for possible visa bans and asset freezes. Officials...

  • Chad to pull peacekeepers from C. African Republic

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The government of Chad said Thursday it is withdrawing more than 800 peacekeepers from a mission to stabilize neighboring Central African Republic after the Chadian troops came under scrutiny for firing into a crowd of civilians last week, killing at...

  • IMF reaches agreement with C. African Republic

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says it has reached an agreement with authorities from Central African Republic that could see the Bangui government receiving more than $21 million this year to shore up its battered economy. Ekue Kpodar, the head of the...

  • Mali starts process to confine armed rebels

    TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says officials will soon begin the process of looking for barracks where armed rebels can be confined. Boert Koenders announced at a press conference Wednesday that the effort, aimed at reducing the number of weapons...

  • Guinea reports Ebola death toll rises to 78

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health authorities in Guinea are facing an "unprecedented epidemic" of Ebola, an international aid group warned Monday as the death toll from the disease that causes severe bleeding reached 78. The Ebola outbreak is the first of its kind in West Africa in two decades....

  • Amnesty: Nigerian uprising kills 1,500 this year

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Increasing atrocities by extremists and uncontrolled reprisals by security forces have killed at least 1,500 people this year in northeastern Nigeria's Islamic uprising, Amnesty International reported Monday, accusing both sides of war crimes and crimes against humanity....

  • 2 cases of deadly Ebola virus confirmed in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighboring Guinea. Walter Gwenigale told The Associated Press late Sunday that one patient was married to a...

  • 21 killed in shooting at Nigeria State Security HQ

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A shootout at Nigeria's State Security Services headquarters near the presidential villa killed at least 21 people Sunday, a government spokeswoman said of what appears to be an attempted jailbreak by Islamic extremists. Residents described shooting that went on for more...

  • Nigeria's president criticizes northeast governors

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan blamed governors in Nigeria's northeastern states for the country's Islamic uprising, saying their failure to provide social services created the climate for the insurgency that has killed more than 1,000 people so far this year. Jonathan...

  • Kenya police: Bomb explodes on man assembling it

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man died after an explosive device he was assembling blew up in a residential area in the capital, Kenyan police officials said Sunday. The explosion happened a day after the Australian government advised its citizens against travelling to Nairobi and the coastal town...



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