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  • Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner

    With no majority winner of Lesotho's Feb. 28 election, one leader of the main opposition group tried to form a coalition on Wednesday. Leader of the Democratic Congress, Pakalitha Mosisili, announced during a press briefing that he would be forming a...
  • West Chester filmmaker driven to tell Eritreans' story

    When a refugee working to oppose one of the world's most repressive regimes tried to leave, the Eritrean government found him and held him in an underground prison for six years until he escaped. His job at the jail had been to sell the kerosene that...
  • In Africa's Lesotho, election results suggest continued instability

    In Africa's Lesotho, election results suggest continued instability
    The southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho appears headed for a new coalition government after an election that analysts said failed to heal deep divisions that surfaced in a failed coup last August. The first move of the new coalition leader, ...
  • Ferguson, Mo., police routinely violated blacks' rights, federal inquiry finds

    Ferguson, Mo., police routinely violated blacks' rights, federal inquiry finds
    The Police Department in Ferguson, Mo., has persistently and repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of African Americans, jailing them for minor offenses far more often than whites, using traffic stops to arrest them disproportionately and...
  • Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge

    Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy...
  • Purported Islamic State militants attack Libyan oil field

    Militants purportedly from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said Wednesday. The militants swept down from...
  • Boko Haram's new video shifts from speeches to beheadings

    Boko Haram's new video shifts from speeches to beheadings
    The latest video from Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, which shows the beheaded bodies of two men accused of spying, does not offer the same slick cinematography that the Islamic State uses to shock the West and lure recruits. But while more...
  • Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

    Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory. Twenty-five years since ivory trade was banned, new demand from emerging markets threatens Africa's elephants and rhinos,...
  • Visa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa

    Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at...
  • Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable

    Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs. Some of the travelers checked by workers with surgical masks had traveled through a West African...
  • Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

    Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said. The Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town...