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  • 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...

  • 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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