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  • 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...
  • Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast

    Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast
    The fourth boat used for his family’s journey, packed with about 500 people, mostly Syrians, was the worst, Omar Ibrahim said Thursday at a train station in the shadow of Italy’s snowcapped Mt. Etna. Ibrahim and about 80 Syrian compatriots...
  • 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...
  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited

    The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of...
  • Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks

    Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," according to a government statement. Seven people have been killed in the attacks in South Africa that began three weeks ago. Property has been...