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Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."

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Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a …

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Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

Nigeria's home-grown Islamic uprising poses regional threat

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon…

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Gabon police break up opposition rally, 1 killed

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's prosecutor says one person was killed after opposition protesters went ahead with a banned rally, prompting s…

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Kenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yours

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism.

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Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in So…

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Kidnapped Mozambican businessman released

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A wealthy Mozambican businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released, authorities said on Saturday.

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Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in …

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UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Fri…

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Kenya president signs controversial security law

Kenya president signs controversial security law

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrori…

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Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Trade between China and Mozambique increased to nearly $3 billion this year, said China's ambassador.

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5 die in Mozambique floods

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities.

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Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in Nigeria

Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgir…

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Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law

Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure …

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Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Fleeing villagers say Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town wher…

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3 wounded as UN vehicle hits roadside bomb in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The U.N. force in Mali says three peacekeepers were wounded when a vehicle carrying Chadian troops hit a roadside bomb in …

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Lawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to death

Lawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to death

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by deman…

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Official: 28 die in clashes in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Clashes in Central African Republic between Muslim and Christian fighters have killed 28 people, left …

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Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

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Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

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