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Nigeria devalues currency amid falling oil price

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has devalued of the naira, setting the new official exchange rate at 168 to the doll…

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Zimbabwe VP blocked from top post in ruling party

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru has been barred from running for a seat on a top committee of the ruling party …

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Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the…

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Palestinian president against Jewish state bill

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the…

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Benin says Lassa fever kills 9, no Ebola found

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Nine people have died in Benin from Lassa fever, a viral disease common in West Africa with symptoms similar to Ebola, t…

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24 died in Burkina Faso unrest that ousted leader

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A committee cataloging the damage done during protests that forced Burkina Faso's longtime president from pow…

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2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately Tuesday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath their full hijabs.

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Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly …

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Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded on Tuesday under the convoy of a Malian minister as he traveled through the north of the country,…

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Kenyans urge security against militant violence

Kenyans urge security against militant violence

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Protesters carried coffins and red crosses to downtown Nairobi on Tuesday, a vivid memorial for the hundreds of Kenyans …

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SAfrica judge to make key ruling in slaying case

SAfrica judge to make key ruling in slaying case

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge will rule Dec. 8 on whether to dismiss the murder case against a British businessman accused of arra…

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2 female suicide bombers kill more than 30 people in Nigeria market, witnesses and police say

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — 2 female suicide bombers kill more than 30 people in Nigeria market, witnesses and police say.

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Nigeria's opposition condemns raid on their office

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's main opposition party has condemned the State Security Service for raiding its Lagos office over the weekend.

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Gunmen kill scores in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian senator says that gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram sect have killed scores of residents in…

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Tanzania: Maasai group looks likely to keep land

Tanzania: Maasai group looks likely to keep land

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Maasai community near Tanzania's Serengeti National Park may be able to keep its traditional homeland after the countr…

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US condemns Gambia's anti-gay law

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprison…

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Congo: Amnesty says Belgian firm helped evictions

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Belgian company supplied the bulldozers that destroyed hundreds of homes near a mine in southeastern Congo and lied a…

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Burkina Faso military gets key posts in Cabinet

Burkina Faso military gets key posts in Cabinet

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Transitional leaders in Burkina Faso have agreed on a new, 25-member government to guide the country to elect…

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Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost…

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Kenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack

Kenya's deputy president condemns extremist attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's deputy president Sunday denounced the killing of 28 bus passengers by Islamic extremists and said the nation's m…

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