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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Pakistani teen who survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 marked her 17th birthday Monday with a visit to Nigeria and urged Islamic extremists to free the 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped there, calling them her "sisters." Malala Yousafzai, who has become...

  • Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals. Some desperate relatives brought their loved...

  • Somali leader fires police, intelligence chiefs

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government fired the police and intelligence chiefs a day after Islamic militants attacked the heavily guarded presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the information minister announced Wednesday. Government troops and African Union peacekeepers...

  • C. African Republic church attacks leaves 17 dead

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Officials say at least 17 people are dead after Muslim rebels attacked a Catholic church compound that was housing thousands of displaced civilians. The Rev. Thibault Ndemaguia said he had counted at least 17 bodies and 10 other people were wounded in...

  • Thousands rally in Kenya against president's rule

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands rallied Monday in Kenya's capital against President Uhuru Kenyatta's rule, with some demanding that he step down for failing to improve the lives of Kenyans since he came to office last year. Kenya's main opposition group, which organized the protest, signaled...

  • Rebel leader Kony "hibernates,"evades jungle hunt

    NZACKO, Central African Republic (AP) — The African troops hoped the latest defector from the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group would have fresh insight into the location of infamous warlord Joseph Kony. But Sam Opio, a senior rebel commander who defected last week, shook his head and said...

  • US warns of terror threat against Uganda airport

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Uganda warned on Thursday of a specific threat by an unknown terrorist group to attack the country's only international airport. The Entebbe International Airport could be attacked on Thursday between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time, the embassy said...

  • Jill Biden on weeklong tour of 3 African countries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is spending part of her summer vacation in Africa this week, highlighting female empowerment, education and leadership during stops in three countries. She arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, on Tuesday, and was being accompanied on...



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