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  • 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...

  • US reducing surveillance flights in search for missing Nigerian girls

    U.S. surveillance and reconnaissance flights working to find more than 200 missing Nigerian girls are now flying at an "intermittent" rate, according to Reuters.

  • Cameroon investigates World Cup fixing allegations

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Cameroon's football federation said it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of seven corrupt players on the squad, raising fears that match manipulation has infected football's biggest event. Fecafoot said...

  • China to re-open embassy in Somalia closed in 1991

    BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it will re-open its embassy in Somalia 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into civil war. The decision came after Somalia established its first government and parliament in 21 years, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei...

  • Explosion in busy part of Somali capital kills 2

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says two people have been killed after a land mine exploded at a business center in the northern outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu. Col. Ali Hassan said the land mine was detonated by remote control, killing one soldier and a civilian woman...

  • Nigerian intelligence agency: We warned malls

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's intelligence agency said it has been warning shopping complexes in Abuja for two weeks that Islamic extremists might attack them in the capital, where a blast at a mall killed 22 people this week. The increased security may have prevented even more carnage, as...

  • Sudanese Christian woman freed again

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned was freed again on Thursday after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents. Wearing a traditional white and green dress, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, walked out of a Khartoum police...

  • Sudanese court orders release of woman sentenced to death for 'leaving' Islam

    A Sudanese appeals court has overturned a previous ruling that sentenced Meriam Ibrahim to death for supposedly abandoning her Muslim faith. “The appeal court ordered the release of Meriam Yahya and the cancellation of the [previous] court ruling,” Sudan's SUNA news agency reported, as...



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