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  • 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…

  • South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan’s rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement between the warring sides. Riek Machar told reporters in Ethiopia Monday that…

  • Swaziland’s government says official crash death toll is 13

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The death toll from a road accident taking young women and girls to Swaziland’s annual Reed Dance festival is 13, according to a government statement on Monday. Ten girls and women, aged…

  • Spain to hand over US-Belgian arrested over blood diamonds

    MADRID (AP) — An American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone’s civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday. The…

  • Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in Swaziland’s most famous traditional festival on Sunday, despite calls to cancel the reed dance after dozens of participants died…

  • South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

    JUBA , South Sudan (AP) — Government troops on Sunday attacked a village in South Sudan’s volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire that both sides have pledged to implement, according to…

  • 38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland’s most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday. An additional 20 others were injured…

  • Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency

    ATLANTA (AP) — To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter’s battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar. Zakaria was the last person to be declared disease-free in Ghana after more than 20 years of…

  • Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital. Paulo Machava was shot by unknown assailants on Friday, while on his morning…

  • South Sudan fighting persists as cease-fire approaches: UN

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Violent clashes continued between South Sudan’s warring factions Saturday before a cease-fire is to come into effect on Sunday, U.N., government and rebel officials said. There was an exchange of…

  • Officials: 7 die in Nigeria air force plane crash

    KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers. Commodore Dele Alonge, air force spokesman,…

  • Chad delivers death sentences to 10 Boko Haram members

    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s prosecutor says 10 members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death for crimes including murder and the use of explosives. Bruno Mahouli Louapambe said in a statement Friday that…

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    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Swaziland rights group says 38 girls and young women killed in crash traveling to festival.

  • Extremists kill 28 in villages in northeastern Nigeria

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday. A total of 24 people were killed in…