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Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the …

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Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with…

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UN: 3 killed, 13 hurt in northern Mali protest

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers said they fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to disperse a protest that had degenerated into vi…

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Somali prime minister appoints new Cabinet

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister unveiled his new Cabinet Tuesday, weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opp…

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A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails

A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails

BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert …

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US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia

US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia

BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with vision…

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2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two officers in Rwanda's military Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.

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Somalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror group

Somalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror group

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he ha…

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Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the thre…

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Zimbabwe's white farmers face threats of new evictions

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Most of Zimbabwe's white farmers were stripped of their land in often violent evictions that started in 2000. Now the …

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3,000 child soldiers to be freed in war-torn South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — About 3,000 child soldiers will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children…

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2 suspected looters killed in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two suspected looters in South Africa were fatally shot bringing to six the number of people killed in more than a week of…

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Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic tu…

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2 Malian troops killed, 3 wounded in ambush in north

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least two soldiers were killed in an ambush in Mali's north, an army official said Monday.

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8 kidnapped Central African officials are freed

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Eight Central African Republic officials kidnapped by members of the country's former rebel coalition …

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Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who …

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Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria…

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Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president

Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.

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Congo lawmakers approve revised electoral law after protests

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Lawmakers in Congo have approved a new version of the country's electoral law after scrapping a provision that oppositi…

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South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week o…

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