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Africa

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  • US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis

    The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people...
  • Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya

    Italy: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya
    Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send...
  • Analysis: Saudi Arabia searches for next step in Yemen campaign

    ISLAMABAD Reports over the weekend that Houthi rebels had crossed into Saudi Arabia from Yemen and killed three Saudi border guards have renewed discussion about whether the Saudi-led coalition is looking for ways to launch a ground invasion to thwart the...
  • Spain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries

    Spain's prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and migrants making perilous sea crossings seeking a better life. Mariano Rajoy landed in Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Sunday and met...
  • Angola: Opposition, police dispute fatalities in raid

    Angolan police and opposition politicians are at odds over the exact number of people killed in a raid on a religious sect that believes the world will end in 2015. Angola's main opposition party, UNITA, has accused the police of killing 1,080 people...
  • French defense chief urges soldiers to admit African abuse

    France's defense minister wants any soldiers involved in alleged sexual abuse of boys in Central African Republic to come forward to limit the damage to the military's image. Jean-Yves Le Drian, in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche newspaper...
  • Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

    Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls were alive and free. They were among a group of 275 children and women rescued from Boko Haram...
  • Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests

    Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term. Maj. Gen. Pontien Gaciyubwenge told a news conference that "all political actors" in...
  • Rebels attack town in north Mali; thousands march for peace

    Thousands of people marched in Mali's capital calling for peace in the north, as a resident in the town of Dire reported an attack by Tuareg rebels. Souleymane Amadou, a teacher, said Saturday that fighters from the Coordination of Azawad Movements, a...
  • Republic of Congo gov't bans face veils, sleeping in mosques

    The Republic of Congo's government is banning women from being fully veiled in public to allow easy identification to prevent extremist violence, the president of the Islamic High Council said. The Muslim population in Republic of Congo, which is a...
  • Nigerian military: 234 more girls, women rescued from Boko Haram extremists

    Nigeria's military rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country's northeast, an announcement on social media said Saturday. It brings the number of females declared rescued this week to more than 677. "FLASH:...