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  • 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…

  • Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Thursday that…

  • 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…

  • South Africa hunting reserve caters to bow and arrow hunters

    OLIFANTSVALLEI, South Africa (AP) — One American bow and arrow hunter who traveled with his wife to a South African wildlife reserve worked as a state trooper for decades. Another hunter went alone after his…

  • Nigeria to deploy drones to curb oil theft

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will deploy drones across the territorial waters of Africa’s largest oil producer as part of a series of new efforts to help curb rampant oil theft,…

  • Extremists attack Malian army checkpoint, killing 2 soldiers

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an army checkpoint in Timbuktu early Tuesday, killing at least two soldiers and injuring one, the government said. Another soldier is missing and a search has been…

  • Somali militants overrun base of African Union forces

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists’ capacity to hit back amid a prolonged…

  • Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde with flooding, downed trees

    PRAIA, Cape Verde (AP) — Hurricane Fred has caused flooding and downed trees in Cape Verde as it passes over the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. State-owned TV station Radiotelevisao Caboverdiana also reports Monday the…

  • Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World…