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  • Immigrants describe threats in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans say they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned…

  • South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs…

  • UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two assailants attacked a United Nations convoy of civilian workers in northern Mali, killing two and wounding another, the peacekeeping mission said Saturday. After stopping the convoy, “the assailants shot the…

  • Some Ugandan Muslims retreat in fear amid police hunt

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kassim Segawa prayed inside his local mosque near Uganda’s capital but, instead of being in the company of scores of the faithful, on this day he was alone. A crackdown by…

  • Some foreign-owned shops and cars torched in Johannesburg

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several shops and cars owned by foreigners were torched in downtown Johannesburg overnight in continued anti-immigrant attacks but another city that had seen the worst violence was calm, authorities said Friday. Police…

  • Boko Haram attacks 2 villages in Cameroon, kills 12

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon military official says Boko Haram militants have killed at least 12 people in attacks on two Cameroonian villages on the northern border with Nigeria. Col. Jacob Kodji told The…

  • CORRECTION: Boko Haram-UN story

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story April 16 about negotiations for a U.N. mandate for a multination force to fight Boko Haram, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that a Chapter 7 mandate requires military…

  • Man indicted in US for drug deal elected senator in Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man indicted in the United States for allegedly smuggling heroin, in a case that was the basis for the TV hit “Orange Is The New Black,” has been elected a…

  • Congo government ready to exhume bodies from mass grave

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government is ready to exhume the bodies of more than 400 people buried in a mass grave in March following allegations of killings, a minister said Thursday. Police, judiciary and…

  • Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of violence have killed at…

  • Citing political pressure, 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than 5,800 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda so far this month amid fears of violence before elections later this year, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. Failure to…

  • Nigerian military focus on area abducted girls believed held

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a northeastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, the government’s counter-insurgency spokesman said…

  • UN: Mali suicide bomb attack kills 3, wounds 16

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 16 others, the U.N. mission said. The renewed violence came as…

  • South Africa: Foreigners displaced after attacks

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 2,000 foreigners have sought shelter in refugee camps in the coastal city of Durban after deadly attacks on immigrants, a South African aid group said on Wednesday. The refugee camps,…

  • Cameroon says remains of American pilot found

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Villagers in Cameroon stumbled across the remains of an American pilot nearly a year after his small anti-poaching plane disappeared over forested, mountainous terrain, authorities said. The pilot’s family said the…