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  • Zimbabwe’s white farmers face threats of new evictions

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Most of Zimbabwe’s white farmers were stripped of their land in often violent evictions that started in 2000. Now the remaining white farmers are on edge because of threats of new…

  • 3,000 child soldiers to be freed in war-torn South Sudan

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — About 3,000 child soldiers will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children’s agency said after 280 children were freed on Tuesday. More phased…

  • Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world’s worst Ebola outbreak, the…

  • Key facts about the US government’s loans in Liberia

    Key facts about the $217 million in loans approved by the U.S. government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation for its proposed project in Liberia: —The agency approved three loans from 2008 to 2011 to help Buchanan…

  • A green energy blueprint’s vision, unmet in Liberia

    On paper, the pitch was simple. Buchanan Renewables, a green energy company backed by the U.S. government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation, would convert Liberia to “The World’s First Biomass Driven Economy.” The company’s blueprint, detailed…

  • US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia

    BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia’s third-largest city with visions of environmental gold. They formed a company, Buchanan Renewables, and set anchor, crafting a…

  • US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia

    BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — A failed U.S. government-backed plan to produce environmentally friendly energy in one of Africa’s poorest countries was marred by insider connections and questionable planning, an Associated Press investigation found. The federal…

  • 2 suspected looters killed in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two suspected looters in South Africa were fatally shot bringing to six the number of people killed in more than a week of attacks on shops owned by African immigrants in the…

  • Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken…

  • 2 Malian troops killed, 3 wounded in ambush in north

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least two soldiers were killed in an ambush in Mali’s north, an army official said Monday. The troops were on their way to the town of Douekire on Sunday to…

  • 8 kidnapped Central African officials are freed

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Eight Central African Republic officials kidnapped by members of the country’s former rebel coalition have been freed, one of the officials said Monday. Central African Republic has seen a…

  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same…

  • Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa’s most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria’s leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month’s…

  • Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president

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

  • Congo lawmakers approve revised electoral law after protests

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Lawmakers in Congo have approved a new version of the country’s electoral law after scrapping a provision that opposition leaders said was intended to prolong the president’s time in power. Both…