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South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing

South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer …

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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the countr…

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Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ab…

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Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of sta…

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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first…

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Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

Zambia's acting president appeals for calm

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian security forces will not tolerate any violence or other illegal activity as the country mourns President Michael…

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Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

Burkina Faso president won't resign after protests

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's longtime leader refused to resign Thursday in the face of violent protests that posed the grea…

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US, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States and United Nations on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in Sout…

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South Africans mourn sport deaths

South Africans mourn sport deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed …

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9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's military says nine security forces have been killed in three simultaneous attacks in the country near the border …

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Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated P…

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Zambia: President's body to return Saturday

Zambia: President's body to return Saturday

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Za…

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Zambian president dies after long illness

Zambian president dies after long illness

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a…

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Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters break into Burkina Faso parliament, smoke seen, before vote to extend term limits.

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WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

WHO: Ebola decline in Liberia could be real trend

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Healt…

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Rebels chase troops from northeast Nigerian towns

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists overran a major northeastern town that is home to Nigeria's defense chief on Wednesday, looting the ar…

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30,000 rally in Benin capital for elections

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Nearly 30,000 people demonstrated in Benin's capital to back the opposition's call for local elections.

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Public memorial for South African sports deaths

Public memorial for South African sports deaths

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans will go to a memorial service at a sports stadium to pay their final respects to three sporting figures who…

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No flak jacket: UN's Ban Ki-moon lands in Somalia

No flak jacket: UN's Ban Ki-moon lands in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made his second trip to Somalia's capital on Wednesday, walking around the seasid…

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Zambian government says Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian, to be acting president

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian government says Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian, to be acting president.

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