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  • Libyan official says deputy foreign minister freed after gunmen kidnapped him in eastern Libya

    A security official says the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally-recognized government has been released after being kidnapped a day earlier. The official, speaking Monday on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to...
  • Nigerian army claims rare victory against Boko Haram

    The militant group Boko Haram attacked a major Nigerian city early Sunday in what appeared to be its most ambitious attempt to gain territory. But Nigeria's military drove back the insurgents with an air and ground attack, killing about 200 fighters,...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
  • South African looters target immigrant shops in Johannesburg area, exposing social tensions

    South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. The 19-year-old mother of an infant...
  • Kerry in Nigeria met with main presidential candidates, condemned Boko Haram violence

    In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by...
  • Clashes over Arab Spring anniversary leave 18 dead in Egypt

    Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo. The deadliest violence Sunday took...
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed
    More than 200 combatants were killed on Sunday as Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on...
  • Spain arrests 4 suspected members of jihadi terror cell in North African enclave of Ceuta

    Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said. Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez...
  • Militiamen kidnap Central African Republic sports minister coming back from church, says wife

    A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said. Sports Minister Armel Mingatoloum Sayo was on his way home from church when...
  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons
    A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent...
  • Protester shot dead by police at a leftist party march in downtown Cairo

    A female protester was shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo Saturday, her political party said in a statement. The leftist Popular Alliance party said that police shot its member Shaimaa el-Sabagh with birdshot Saturday evening as the group...