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  • Namibian president wins African leadership prize

    Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011. While Africa's dictators and long-serving rulers garner much attention and news coverage, the $5...
  • New Saudi king meets Turkey leader amid thaw in relations

    In a meeting that marks a thaw in diplomatic ties, King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday discussed regional issues such as the ongoing war in Syria, Iran nuclear talks and turmoil in Yemen. Relations between the two countries...
  • Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying

    The latest video from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from the Islamic State group. The SITE intelligence group said the video called...
  • Bomb blast in downtown Cairo kills 1, wounds 10 people

    A midday bomb blast in a boulevard in downtown Cairo killed one person and wounded 10 on Monday, the health ministry said. Shortly afterward, a little-known group claimed responsibility for the attack. The bomb was hidden under a car parked near the High...
  • New attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan

    The United Nations reported another deadly attack Monday in the oil-rich region of Abyei that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. It was the fourth attack in two months in the disputed area, signaling a deterioration of security. The status of...
  • UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

    The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000. U.N. experts said Monday that the spread of the disease in Guinea, Liberia...
  • UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

    A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself. The...
  • Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results

    The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions. Lesotho's election commission said Prime Minister Thomas...
  • Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas 'terrorist' group

    Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others said Egypt is being unreasonable....
  • Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola

    Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone...
  • Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

    This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill sound of a whistle, one of the worst...