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  • 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...

  • Explosion rocks mall in Nigerian capital

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and police said 21 people were killed. The blast came as Nigerians were preparing to watch their country's Super Eagles play Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil. Many shops at...

  • Extremists abduct 91 more people in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 91 more people, including toddlers as young as 3, in weekend attacks on villages in Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, providing fresh evidence of the military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising and the government's inability to provide...

  • Freed Christian woman, family detained in Sudan

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan and later freed has been detained at an airport while trying to leave the country Tuesday, her lawyer said. Lawyer Eman Abdul-Rahim told The Associated Press that the 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim was held along with two...

  • C African Republic at risk of genocide, says group

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — In the early hours of Monday morning, a Christian militia swept down on the village of Ardo-Djobi near Bambari in the Central African Republic killing 18 Muslims of the Fulani ethnicity. Just a few days earlier, Muslim gunmen had attacked Christians in the nearby village...

  • Jill Biden making 3 country trip to Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will make a three-country trip to Africa this summer to promote girls' education and women's participation in government, the economy and civil society. The White House says she will visit Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo...

  • Ebola cases rise in Africa as doctors sound alarm

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders sounded the alarm Monday over the outbreak of the Ebola disease in West Africa as some 20 new deaths have been reported. In its own statement Monday, the World Health Organization said that the latest figures...

  • 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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