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Africa

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  • Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

    Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Thousands of teams were out reminding people how Ebola is...
  • Things to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president

    Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy. GEOGRAPHY: Nigeria is twice the size of California, with an area of nearly 360,000 square miles (579,...
  • Official: 12-hour siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead

    Official: 12-hour siege at Somali hotel ends, 24 dead
    Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that killed at least 24, including six attackers. Somali special forces...
  • Kenya president suspends 4 ministers for alleged corruption

    Kenya's president Saturday suspended four cabinet secretaries and 16 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption. The officers have been named in a confidential report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission,...
  • Nigerians vote; terrorist attacks kill 25

    ABUJA, Nigeria Millions of Nigerians voted Saturday in presidential and parliamentary elections despite a climate of tension and fear, fueled by attacks that killed 25 people and were blamed on the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Fourteen...
  • Things to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote

    Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race. ___ GOODLUCK JONATHAN The 57-year-old incumbent and ruling party candidate has been called an...
  • Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

    Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. The deployment, led by the...
  • French woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies

    The French president's office says that a fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the total number of victims to 22. The announcement on Saturday identified the woman only...
  • World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

    Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by...
  • Migrants' newest route to Europe means an epic Balkans trek

    Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely disappointment and occasional danger. The newest path, through the EU's Balkans back door, comes with a cruel...
  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

     Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
    Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history. All the Boko Haram...