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Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles a…

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S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.

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Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief asked residents Saturday to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following Sunday's anniversa…

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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged We…

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2 Iranians arrested in Kenya with forged passports

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says two Iranians carrying forged Israeli passports have been arrested in Nairobi.

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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago…

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Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost

Nigeria: Church obstructed rescue, lives lost

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Church officials prevented rescuers from freeing victims at the site of a six-story building collapse, causing a loss of l…

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South Africa's murder rate goes up

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous …

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Nigeria sent $9.3 million cash for arms in SAfrica

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Nigerian watchdog group Friday demanded an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 mill…

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Uganda's president fires prime minister

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency…

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Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contra…

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Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of…

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7 killed while on Guinea Ebola education campaign

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The prime minister of Guinea says seven bodies have been found in rural Guinea after a group of local residents attacke…

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Nigeria's ruling party wants Jonathan as president

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's ruling party says President Goodluck Jonathan is its candidate for February 2015 elections.

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Amnesty: Nigerian police routinely use torture

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, ele…

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Belgium arrests Liberian ex-rebel commander

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium has arrested a high-ranking member of the rebel movement that plunged Liberia into conflict more than two decades ago …

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South African parliament hosts another ruckus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African opposition lawmaker wanted to get a point across to the deputy president during a parliamentary debate. So…

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Nigeria: Death toll in building collapse up to 80

Nigeria: Death toll in building collapse up to 80

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist's church complex in Nigeria has risen to 80, an official said Thursday.

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Nigerian troops mark rare victory over extremists

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops celebrated victory against Islamic extremists in which scores of militants were killed near the stra…

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Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, pol…

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