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  • Zambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was inaugurated as Zambia’s new president Sunday. “I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens,” said Lungu at the swearing in ceremony. “The bottom line…

  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria. Dozens of combatants have been killed and wounded, soldiers and hospital workers…

  • South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed.…

  • Turkish president in Somalia to launch development projects

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Hundreds of soldiers were deployed across…

  • Military: Extremists attack northeastern Nigeria’s biggest city, dozens killed and wounded

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Military: Extremists attack northeastern Nigeria’s biggest city, dozens killed and wounded.

  • Central African Republic: Militia kidnaps sports minister

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A minister in Central African Republic’s transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said. Sports Minister Armel…

  • Election measure being withdrawn after Congo unrest

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The head of Congo’s parliament says a controversial measure that led to violent street protests in the enormous country is now being withdrawn. Aubin Minaku, president of the National Assembly, made…

  • Kidnapped French aid worker freed in C. African Republic

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A French aid worker kidnapped in Central African Republic and her co-worker have been released, those involved in the negotiations said Friday. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that…

  • SAfrica former police chief dies, was jailed for corruption

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The legacy of former apartheid activist and member of parliament, Jackie Selebi, who died Friday, may be overshadowed by his disgrace as national police commissioner. The former top police official, who also…

  • Congo’s Senate votes down measure that drew protests

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s Senate voted Friday to eliminate a measure in an electoral law that critics say would have prolonged the president’s time in power and drew massive protests this week. The Central…

  • 153 arrested in South Africa looting

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in South Africa have left at least two people dead and 153 arrested in the Johannesburg area, police said Friday. The targeting of Soweto…

  • ICC lawyer, activists accuse Nigeria’s Buhari of violence

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Dutch lawyer at the International Criminal Court and Nigerian rights activists said Thursday they have evidence showing Nigeria’s 2015 presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari instigating and inciting violence that led to the…

  • At least 12 dead in Congo in protests over electoral law

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Anti-government protests in Congo have left at least a dozen people dead, officials said Thursday, as the Senate postponed a vote on a proposed law that the opposition fears will prolong…

  • Algeria to boost oil production in face of falling prices

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s minister of energy said Thursday the country could boost oil production to compensate for the dramatic drop in oil prices. Algeria produces some 1.2 million barrels of oil a day,…

  • S. Sudan gov’t and rebels agree to re-unify political party

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s warring factions have agreed to reunify their political party, a conflict resolution organization said Thursday. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed the agreement…