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  • For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea

    For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea
    The first phone call came around 11 a.m. on a recent Sunday. A desperately frightened Eritrean refugee was on a sinking boat in the Mediterranean Sea, calling the only person he knew who might care: Sweden-based Eritrean journalist Meron Estefanos....
  • Kenya: 9 security chiefs suspended over al-Shabab attack

    Nine security chiefs in the eastern town of Garissa have been suspended during a probe to determine if they failed to stop an extremist attack earlier this month in which 148 people died, Kenya's interior minister has said. A thorough investigation is...
  • Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy

    Smuggler's mistake turned rescue into tragedy
    Rescue seemed so close at hand. A ship with experience plucking migrants from the unseaworthy boats of smugglers had arrived soon after the distress call went out. But then the fishing trawler's navigator made a maneuver that would seal the fate of...
  • Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa

    Heat's Deng to participate in exhibition in South Africa
    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng is among a group of NBA players who will participate in an Aug. 1 exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa. Deng, who is coming off his first season with the Heat and has a late-June deadline to decide whether to opt out...
  • Japanese leader doesn't offer customary apology for WWII

    South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Asian and African leaders in Indonesia on Wednesday that Japan has...
  • US double message seals shift in Egypt ties years after Carter

    CAIRO The Obama administration sent a double message last month when it resumed military aid to Egypt. The most populous Arab nation will now receive F-16 jets, Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Abrams tank upgrade kits withheld following the military...
  • Polls close in Sudan's presidential, legislative elections

    Polls have closed in Sudan's presidential and legislative elections, with President Omar al-Bashir expected to extend his 25-year rule following an opposition boycott of the vote. Polling centers closed at 7:00 p.m. (1600 GMT) Thursday and ballot...
  • Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

    "QUIET!" The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series "A.D. The Bible Continues." But while the arched doorways, balconies and furnishings all say Roman-era...
  • In Sudan, poverty, heavy security grip under longtime leader

    During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many leaders. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule. Sudan lost a third of its...
  • Group to Togo government: Respect right to protest

    Amnesty International is calling on Togo's government to respect the right to demonstrate in the run-up to April 25 elections. The international rights group on Tuesday warned against the excessive use of force. It said police used live rounds during a...
  • Eritrea, North Korea called world's most censored states

    The small African nation of Eritrea tops even North Korea in its restrictions on the media, a new global report says. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists on Tuesday issued its annual list of the world's top 10 most censored countries....