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  • Ethiopia ponders stiffer penalties for human smuggling

    Ethiopia is drafting a new law to stiffen punishments for human trafficking in an attempt to stem a wave of dangerous migrations to Europe, the Ministry of Justice said. Ethiopian officials said they are working through their embassies in Khartoum,...
  • Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests

    At least six people have been killed in clashes between police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to protest in the capital...
  • Niger army pushes Boko Haram fighters from island

    Government officials say Niger's military has total control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there. In a statement, Niger's government said Monday its security and defense forces have cleared the...
  • Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

    Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced on Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies. The head of the Election...
  • Armed group, allied with Mali government, attacks town

    A Tuareg rebel group and an official say that another armed group allied with members of Mali's army has attacked a town in the north amid peace talks brokered by Algeria. A statement by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad said Monday that...
  • 5 TV crew members found dead in Libya

    Five crew members from a private Libyan TV network were found dead on Monday, eight months after they were abducted in eastern Libya, a government spokesman said. Hatem al-Aribi told The Associated Press that the bodies were found near the eastern city...
  • SAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks

    Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity. Police in KwaZulu-Natal, where the violence...
  • AHM brings West African culture to Hebron

    Hebron resident (and town clerk) Carla Pomprowicz said that, when she got to know Bolokada Conde, she knew she had found someone she could trust. An African drumming enthusiast, Pomprowicz had been wanting to visit the west coast of the continent. In...
  • In Libya's anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

    Libya's chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the...
  • Togo counts votes as president seeks third term

    Officials in Togo on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade. President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking a third term against four opposition challengers. Gnassingbe has been in...
  • Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

    Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday. The 511 elephant tusks worth $6 million, bound for Laos, were...