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  • 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 radar...

  • 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 two...

  • Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said. Saado Ali Warsame, who also was a popular singer of Somali folk music, was shot dead by gunmen who pulled up near her car as she was being driven...

  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. The town where the girls were kidnapped, Chibok, is cut off by militants, who have been attacking villages in the region. Seven...

  • Electricity for Africa initiative could help make 'High-Energy Planet' vision a reality

    If all goes smoothly, President Obama will be able to sign a landmark bipartisan energy-for-Africa bill when more than 40 African heads of state convene at the White House for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Aug. 5 and 6.

  • Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors. Jonathan assured them of his determination that those still in captivity "are...

  • Some parents of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their children again

    At least 11 parents whose children were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in mid-April have died, according to the Associated Press.

  • Aid workers in Sudan freed after 32-day captivity

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Three Sudanese aid workers taken hostage in Sudan's Darfur region were freed Saturday after being held by gunmen for over a month. The joint U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur said in a statement that the three were released after 32 days in captivity. It said they...

  • Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coast

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Seven people were killed when gunmen attacked a bus at the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead, Kenya Red Cross said Saturday. The attack Friday night occurred in an area called Corner Mbaya, which is 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the coastal town of...



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