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Africa

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  • Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said. The man recently returned from Liberia,...
  • Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death

    Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug up to answer lingering questions about his death. Sankara was a Marxist, anti-...
  • Nigerian gas shortage resolved but new leader still faces major challenges

    Nigeria’s gasoline scarcity was resolved Monday, but only after the shortages had damaged the economy,┬ácanceled or diverted commercial flights, shut down radio stations and put mobile phone networks at risk. With incoming President Muhammadu...
  • Opposition leader claims Burundi not ready for polls

    Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said, as protests over President Pierre...
  • Sudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan

    The Sudanese government denied on Monday it was supporting rebels in South Sudan after it accused Khartoum of supplying arms to the insurgents threatening its oil fields. Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ali al-Sadiq told the official SUNA news agency...
  • Gunman, 7 other soldiers killed in Tunis barracks shooting

    A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital Monday, killing seven people before he was himself killed, a spokesman for Tunisia's Defense Ministry said. Belhassen Oueslati said 10 others were injured in the...
  • Correction: Nigeria-Fuel Crisis story

    In a story May 25 about Nigeria's fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is more than 2 million barrels a day. A corrected version of the story is...
  • Army chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Mideast

    Army chiefs of staff of Arab countries have drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East hotspots on missions ranging from fighting Islamic militants to Iran-backed groups — despite lingering disagreements on some details,...
  • Burundi's crisis deepens as assassinated opposition leader is buried

    Just over a week after a failed coup, the crisis in Burundi deteriorated sharply with escalating violence and the weekend assassination of an opposition leader. Thousands of activists carrying placards Sunday mourned the death of Zedi Feruzi, leader...
  • Burundi opposition stops talks with government after leader is killed

    BUJUMBURA, Burma The opposition in Burundi has suspended its talks with the government after a party leader was shot dead, the main opposition party said Sunday. "The climate is not conducive for talks," said Bernard Ndayisenga from the National Forces...
  • Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure

    Thousands of people in Burundi's capital on Sunday attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting. Young people singing patriotic songs carried the coffin of politician Zedi Feruzi, stopping traffic as they marched for 90...