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Nigeria army releases 244 who denounced Boko HaramNigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrierEthiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ghana police arrest, question 3 men found with explosivesGhana's police say they are questioning 3 men who were arrested Monday after being found with explosives
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political partyLiberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision
The Associated Press5 hours ago
South Sudan's cease-fire broken by both sides, say monitorsSixteen people have been killed, including three children, since South Sudan's cease-fire started less than a month ago, say monitors
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomyA Kenyan police report says a Catholic priest is in police custody facing charges of allegedly sodomizing an 18 year old man
The Associated Press6 hours ago
UN says 100,000 people in Central African Republic need aidThe UN says some 100,000 people in the Central African Republic town of Paoua have been caught in clashes between armed groups and urgently need humanitarian aid
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump commentSouth Africa summons United States' senior diplomat to explain Trump's vulgar comments about Africa
The Associated Press1 day ago
Video shows Nigerian girls vowing to remain with captorsA video released Monday by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists purportedly shows some of the young women kidnapped from a school nearly 4 years ago who vow never to return home
The Associated Press1 day ago
Authorities arrest 22 after massacre in southern SenegalAuthorities in Senegal have arrested 22 people following a massacre in the country's southern Casamance region where the suspects had been looking for firewood in the forest
The Associated Press1 day ago
Official: Cameroon bus crash kills at least 21, injures 38A governor in Cameroon says at least 21 people have been killed and at least 38 are injured after a bus veered off a road and crashed into a tree in a ravine
The Associated Press2 days ago
Liberia ruling party expels president for not supporting VPLiberia's outgoing governing party says it has voted to expel President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf because of her alleged decision not to support her vice president in the latest presidential poll
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bernice King, the daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is seen outside of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta on Wed., Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holidayThe first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a prison reform roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the Washington. Many parts of the world were shocked by Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa, at least once foreign-language news organizations figured out how to translate the epithet. Japanese media went with translations ranging from simply “filthy” to the more vivid “dripping with excrement.” Chinese state media went with “fenkeng,” which means “cesspit.” And some African outlets decided to use a word meaning “dirty countries” and leave it at that. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insultPresident Donald Trump's vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn't have a ready translation of it
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - These images provided by the U.S. Army show, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. All four were killed in Niger, when a joint patrol of American and Niger forces was ambushed on Oct. 4, 2017,  by militants believed linked to the Islamic State group.  The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reported Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 that Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi with the self-professed IS affiliate claimed responsibility for the Oct. 4 ambush about 120 miles (200 kilometers) north of Niger's capital, Niamey.  (U.S. Army via AP)
Islamic State group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on USIslamic State group offshoot claims deadly attack on US troops in Niger in 2017
The Associated Press3 days ago
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