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  • Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday. Some 300 to…

  • Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country’s north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. said a team has been sent…

  • Ugandan Islamic extremist fights extradition from Tanzania

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — An Islamic extremist leader appeared in a Tanzania court on Friday to challenge his extradition home to Uganda, where he is wanted for allegedly ordering deadly attacks on civilians…

  • Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over ‘insult’ to Muhammad

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria’s northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed. An AP reporter…

  • Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry. The ministry…

  • South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan’s military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting. The recent defection…

  • Former Boko Haram captives still held _ by Nigerian military

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session. Why had she received preferential treatment and better food…

  • Burundi: 2 killed in protests against president’s 3rd term

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Two protesters in Burundi were shot dead Thursday, said the Red Cross, as pitched battles in the capital escalated between police and demonstrators opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a…

  • Amnesty: South Sudan government troops are burning villages

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country’s former vice president, Amnesty International reported Thursday, the…

  • WHO: Cholera kills 30 Burundi refugees in Tanzanian camp

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A World Health Organization official in Tanzania says a cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 people in a refugee camp for Burundians fleeing political unrest. Dr. Alphoncina Nanai told The…

  • South Sudan: Casualties as UN compound is bombed

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed on Tuesday when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. compound in the town of Melut in South Sudan’s Upper Nile…

  • Hundreds saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some…

  • Nigeria: 579 soldiers and officers on trial

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial Wednesday, the army said. An unprecedented number of soldiers is believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to…

  • 1 dead in Burundi unrest; leader delays parliamentary vote

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi police fired live bullets, tear gas and tossed a grenade Wednesday to disperse hundreds of protesters angry over the president’s bid for a third term in office. One soldier died…

  • South African president on state visit to Mozambique

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique’s president on Wednesday welcomed his South African counterpart on a state visit, with the two leaders expected to discuss South Africa’s recent wave of anti-immigrant violence. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi…