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  • Nigeria's Boko Haram is back with a vengeance

    Nigeria's Boko Haram is back with a vengeance
    Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamist militants, got the world's attention last year after kidnapping 276 schoolgirls. The despicable group still holds most of the girls, is still untamed and now appears to control much of the remote north of the country. On...
  • Madagascar's president names new prime minister amid public discontent

    Madagascar's president named a new prime minister after months of widespread discontent at the performance of his government. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina named Air Force Gen. Jean Ravelonarivo as the new head of government late Wednesday....
  • Boko Haram increases its attacks and takes more territory, complicating coming elections

    Boko Haram, Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremist group, is increasing the ferocity and tempo of its attacks, destabilizing Africa's most populous nation as it prepares for elections. Girls as young as 10 are being used as suicide bombers. There have...
  • Congo, UN forces primed for offensive on rebels as leaders meet

    KINSHASA, Congo United Nations and Democratic Republic of Congo forces are preparing for a military offensive against Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for "decisive action" against the insurgents....
  • Rights group says satellite images show devastation in Nigerian towns attacked by militants

    Satellite images show widespread destruction in two Nigerian towns that were recently attacked by Islamic extremists, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said it will release early Thursday detailed images of Baga...
  • Nigeria says 68.8 million registered to vote as attacks grow

    LAGOS, Nigeria Nigeria's election commission said the final number of registered voters for next month's polls is 68.8 million and that it's completing balloting arrangements for the almost 1 million people forced to flee their homes by worsening violence...
  • Sierra Leone president predicts zero new Ebola cases by the end of March; 19 new cases occur

    Even as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone's president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March. President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his West African country —...
  • Ugandan rebel to be tried by International Criminal Court

    Ugandan rebel to be tried by International Criminal Court
    A Ugandan rebel commander who surrendered in central Africa will be tried by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, a Ugandan military official announced Tuesday. Dominic Ongwen, 35, one of the top commanders in the Lord’s...
  • Nigerian military dismisses reports that Boko Haram killed 2,000

    Nigerian military dismisses reports that Boko Haram killed 2,000
    Nigeria’s military has disputed reports that as many as 2,000 people were killed in a recent assault by militants on a town in the country's northeast, putting the dead at 150, including many of the attackers. The military, under fire for losing...
  • US official: American troops hand over LRA commander wanted for war crimes to Ugandan soldiers

    The U.S. Embassy in Uganda says U.S. Special Forces in Obo, Central African Republic, have handed over a Lord's Resistance Army commander who is charged with war crimes to Ugandan troops. U.S. Embassy spokesman Daniel Travis confirmed the handover of...
  • Over 40 British companies launch trade mission to Egypt, biggest in over 10 years

    Britain launched its largest trade mission to Egypt in over a decade on Tuesday, involving more than 40 companies from the top foreign investor in the Arab world's most populous country. The meeting in a palace-turned-hotel focused on developing the...