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  • 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…

  • Africa’s Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

    MUBENDE, Uganda (AP) —     The hunt for gold takes the men 100 meters (yards) underground, past contraptions of wood and rope rigged to function like pulleys, past hard rock that they attack day and night…