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  • Nigerians 'slaughtered' as militants rampage in soldier-less northeast

    Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. More than 40 people have been killed in seven villages...
  • Somali prime minister appoints new Cabinet after withdrawing first list of appointees

    Somalia's prime minister unveiled his new Cabinet Tuesday, weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opposition by the parliament. Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke appointed a 20-member Cabinet, mostly political newcomers, downsizing the...
  • US-backed Liberia project fails: Insider connections, questionable scrutiny, environment harm

    On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid...
  • Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

    In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed...
  • Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree

    There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot. The looters break open...
  • Nigeria bonds won't come cheap as police want pay

    Nigeria needs cash as its oil-dependent economy reels from the collapse in crude prices, threatening to leave the government short of funds to pay costs from police salaries to fuel subsidies. That will probably spur the ruling party, which faces an...
  • One death reported after attack on hotel in Libyan capital

    One person was reported dead Tuesday after the high-profile Corinthia hotel in central Tripoli was targeted by a car bomb and stormed by three gunmen. "Government working closely with Corinthia following bomb explosion outside #Tripoli hotel this...
  • Hunt begins for North African pythons

    Hunt begins for North African pythons
    A new effort begins Tuesday to clear South Florida of a rogue population of North African rock pythons, huge constrictors that consume antelopes in their native land. The python, a cousin of the Burmese pythons that have infested the Everglades, has...
  • At least five dead after Islamic State attack on Libya hotel

    At least five people, including two gunmen and three security guards, were killed Tuesday in an attack on a high-profile hotel in Tripoli that has been claimed by Islamic State. The Corinthia hotel in central Tripoli, which has Maltese ownership, was...
  • UN, US praise Congo parliament after approval of amended law

    KINSHASA, Congo The United Nations and U.S. praised the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament for approving an amended version of an electoral law as calm returned to the capital, Kinshasa, after protests last week that left as many as 40 people dead....
  • Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia makes first International Criminal Court appearance

    A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier who was abducted and "taken to the bush" when he was just 14. Dominic Ongwen appeared in...