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  • UN official: Peacekeepers committing crimes must be punished

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — International peacekeepers who commit crimes must be punished, the U.N. human rights chief said on Friday following the revelation of yet another sexual abuse allegation in Central African Republic.…

  • More heartbreak for Ebola survivor after baby boy dies

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — It was the new beginning that Sierra Leone’s first Ebola survivor, Victoria Yillia, had yearned for after losing 21 of her relatives to the disease: a newborn who would allow…

  • South Africa’s Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu leaves hospital

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after receiving treatment there. The foundation, named after Tutu and his wife Leah, said in a statement…

  • Nigerian president declares wealth, showing ‘austere’ living

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The wealth declaration of Nigeria’s new president shows he has been living “an austere and Spartan lifestyle,” with $150,000 in his personal account, contrary to what many might expect of one…

  • Official: 9,500 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram, a Nigerian…

  • Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The flag-draped coffins of Ugandan soldiers killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia were offloaded from a cargo plane in Uganda on Thursday as…

  • Young nurse asked to adopt newborn after mom dies of Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child’s father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew…

  • 7 suspected in Mali attacks arrested in Ivory Coast

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Authorities say at least seven jihadis accused of attacking the Malian military in the country’s south have been arrested in neighboring Ivory Coast. Modibo Naman Traore, a spokesman for the Malian…

  • Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The World Health Organization says Liberia has been declared free of Ebola transmissions and will be under heightened surveillance for 90 days. The organization said Thursday that 42 days – twice…

  • UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl

    GENEVA (AP) — United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim…

  • Russia: Security Council addressing Europe’s migrant crisis

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia says the United Nations Security Council is discussing a draft resolution to address Europe’s migrant crisis, likely by authorizing the inspection of suspected migrant ships. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says the…

  • Mali, neighboring countries plan force to fight extremists

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mali’s defense ministry adviser says that five neighboring countries have met to discuss a joint force to fight extremism in the region. Lt. Col. Diarran Kone said Wednesday that representatives from…

  • Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town were describing the daring attack and its aftermath. One resident said some…

  • Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria kill 26, including children

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty- six people were killed in Nigeria’ s northeastern Borno state by attackers on horseback believed to be rebels of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, witnesses said. Ali Abdulqasim said…

  • Rhino crushes tour guide to death in Zimbabwe

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A game park director says a rhino crushed a tour guide to death at a private nature reserve in Zimbabwe. Kate Travers, director of the Imire Game Park, said on Wednesday…