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  • Former Boko Haram captives still held _ by Nigerian military

    The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session. Why had she received preferential treatment and better food while they were held? Wasn't she married to a...
  • Former Boko Haram captives still held -- by Nigerian military

     Former Boko Haram captives still held -- by Nigerian military
    The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session. Why had she received preferential treatment and better food while they were held? Wasn't she married to a...
  • Congo assesses $6.7 billion contracts with Chinese

    Congo's government is bringing in outside experts to investigate the long-term impact of some $6.7 billion in contracts with Chinese companies that critics say could exploit the central African nation's mineral riches. Congo's government has a 32 percent...
  • Mystery surrounds movements of Italy's Tunisia Bardo suspect

    Italy's interior minister insisted Thursday that police had pulled off an investigative coup by arresting a suspect in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre, despite indications that he was in Italy in the days before and after the attack. The mystery over...
  • Obama says Tunisia to be non-NATO ally of US

    President Barack Obama on Thursday elevated Tunisia to new allied status, promising financial and security assistance to ensure the North African country's transition to democracy remains a success in a fragile region. Obama announced in an Oval Office...
  • Amnesty: South Sudan government troops are burning villages

    South Sudan government troops are setting villages on fire and abusing civilians in an ongoing military assault on rebels loyal to the country's former vice president, Amnesty International reported Thursday, the latest allegations of serious rights...
  • South African police arrest thousands in raids

    At around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, South African police entered a Cape Town neighborhood notorious for gang violence. It was one of several nationwide raids, in response to last month's attacks on foreigners in the country, officials said in a...
  • Man accused in deadly Tunisia museum attack arrested

    Man accused in deadly Tunisia museum attack arrested
    Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man on suspicion he helped organize and execute the March 18 attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum that left 22 people dead, authorities said Wednesday. Abdelmajid Touil was arrested Tuesday night on a Tunisian...
  • French forces kill 2 Islamic extremist chiefs in north Mali

    The French Defense Ministry says special forces in Mali have killed the leaders of two Islamist extremist groups in fighting in northern Mali. A defense ministry statement on Wednesday said that Amada Ag Hama and Ibrahim Ag Inawalen died in fighting this...
  • WHO: Cholera kills 30 Burundi refugees in Tanzanian camp

    A cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 people in a Tanzanian refugee camp for Burundians, a World Health Organization official said Thursday, underscoring the dire circumstances of masses of people who are fleeing political unrest. Cholera is...
  • Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days

    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days
    When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...