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  • Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar

    Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar
    After he served time as a prisoner on Robben Island, after he resigned as president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela documented his long walk to freedom as an artist. In a collection of drawings and paintings capturing the place where Mandela was...
  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe takes over as new chairman of 54-nation African Union

    African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union. The 90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. The...
  • African Union backs regional force to confront Boko Haram

    African Union backs regional force to confront Boko Haram
    An African Union summit Friday endorsed creation of a 7,500-member African force to fight the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, which has threatened to spread its deadly insurgency. Nigeria insists it doesn’t need an outside force to combat the...
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urge African leaders not cling to power

    The U.N. secretary-general Friday urged African leaders not to cling to power. Ban Ki-moon said undemocratic constitutional changes and legal loopholes should never be used by leaders to stay in power. Speaking at the summit of the 54-nation African...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to head African Union, despite rights record

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who came to power in 1980 and has been accused of significant human rights abuses in his country for much of his rule, was elected Friday as chairman of the African Union. Mugabe’s election comes amid a backlash...
  • Militants launch simultaneous attacks on Egypt's security forces, kill 26 in 3 towns in Sinai

    Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers. An Army spokesman immediately blamed former...
  • Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone Nigerian president's convoy in Jalingo

    Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An...
  • Warplanes slam Boko Haram in Nigeria as troop deployment mulled

    Warplanes slam Boko Haram in Nigeria as troop deployment mulled
    A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the U.S. said it...
  • Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news

    Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news
    Trudging through thigh-high grass Thursday morning near the Everglades, biologists Daryl Thomas and Delta Harris scanned the ground for Northern African pythons. They didn't see any of the giant snakes, which consume goats, wart hogs and antelopes in...
  • Militant attacks kill at least 20 people in Egypt's Sinai

    At least 20 people were killed Thursday in militant attacks on numerous army and police locations in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, authorities said. The attacks, which included mortar rounds fired at the headquarters of the security directorate in the...
  • Defeating Boko Haram

    Defeating Boko Haram
    The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were...