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Africa

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  • APNewsBreak: UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

    For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling...
  • Search is on after man dies of rare Lassa fever

    New Jersey officials are trying to track down health care workers and others who had contact with a man who died of an infectious disease that is rarely seen in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that a man...
  • Ford expands operations in North Africa

    DETROIT Ford is expanding its presence in North Africa with new sales and purchasing offices, plans to double parts exports, and the introduction of seven new vehicles. Casablanca, Morocco, will be home to a new regional sales office as Ford plans to...
  • Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital

    The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported. Zedi Feruzi of the UPD-Zigamibanga party was slain late Saturday in a drive-by shooting in which at least one...
  • Grave of assassinated Burkina Faso leader exhumed

    Authorities exhumed human remains Tuesday from the purported grave of Burkina Faso's assassinated leader, nearly three decades after the Marxist revolutionary was killed during a coup in this West African country. The family of slain President Thomas...
  • Ford expands presence in Morocco

    Ford Motor Company is expanding its presence in North Africa with a new Moroccan sales office and plans to double the amount of car parts purchased in the country, it announced Tuesday. The expansion is the latest boost to the country's automotive...
  • Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police

    Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday. Two officers were critically injured and three others sustained minor injuries in the attack in Garissa...
  • Attack on UN vehicle in Mali's capital, 1 dead

    A United Nations official says that armed gunmen fired on a U.N. vehicle in Mali's capital, killing one peacekeeper and injuring another. The U.N. official said Tuesday an investigation is being opened into Monday night's ambush on the peacekeepers...
  • Egypt allows Gazans to return home through border crossing

    Egypt has opened its border with the Gaza Strip to allow stranded Palestinians to return home. Tuesday's opening was the first time the Rafah border crossing has operated since March. The director of the Hamas-controlled side of the crossing, Maher Abu...
  • Europe's immigration crisis

    Europe's immigration crisis
    A month after hundreds of African and Middle Eastern migrants bound for Italy drowned when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the 28 countries of the European Union have finally agreed to deploy naval forces in response to the crisis on their...
  • Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said. The man recently returned from Liberia,...