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  • Fans throw rocks at police, get tear-gassed outside African Cup game

    Witnesses say fans threw rocks at police, who responded by firing tear gas outside the African Cup of Nations game between host Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso on Wednesday. Hundreds of fans were involved, the witnesses say. Fans said the clashes...
  • Leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists claims massacre in Baga, threatens more killings

    Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence. As many as 2,000 civilians were killed and 3,700 homes and business were destroyed in the Jan. 3...
  • Tanzania: Former Santa Ana Zoo director to lead safari tour

    Tanzania: Former Santa Ana Zoo director to lead safari tour
    The Santa Ana Zoo is offering a 12-day safari to Tanzania in May, escorted by retired zoo director Ron Glazier, who has led 21 African safaris. The tour is timed to see the great migration of zebras and wildebeests on the savanna of Serengeti National...
  • Tuareg rebels protesting push UN from air field in north Mali, burn vehicles

    Tuareg separatist protesters in Mali said Wednesday they pushed the U.N.'s mission from an airfield in Kidal in the north, burning generators and tearing down tents. Tuareg protester Moussa Ag Ali said they chased soldiers from the airfield and set...
  • German Foreign Ministry says man believed kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon has been freed

    A German man who was kidnapped by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group in July and freed said Wednesday he never knew if he would survive the ordeal. Looking haggard and with a long blond-gray beard and wearing a blue-and-white Adidas track jacket,...
  • Algerian premier says plans to exploit shale gas reserves have been scrapped after protests

    Algeria's prime minister announced Wednesday that plans to drill for the country's abundant shale gas reserves have been scrapped. The announcement in a television interview came in the wake of a string of protests in the southern desert cities over...
  • US ambassador to UN: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at international court to face justice

    A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children was taken into custody early Wednesday at the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement, the U.S. Ambassador to the...
  • Ebola mutations could make some drugs ineffective

    Ebola mutations could make some drugs ineffective
    In the year since Ebola began spreading across West Africa, the virus has mutated in more than 600 ways that change it slightly from versions studied in labs and used to develop treatments, according to researchers at Fort Detrick. And 10 of the mutations...
  • Mali declares itself Ebola-free

    Mali is free of Ebola, the country’s minister of health declared Sunday, saying that 42 days have passed since its last patient tested negative for the virus. In the outbreak afflicting West Africa — infecting more than 21,000 people and...
  • International Criminal Court warns it will prosecute all parties to war crimes in Nigeria

    The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Tuesday condemned the escalation of "appalling levels of violence" in Nigeria's northeastern Islamic uprising and warned she would prosecute members of any party most responsible for war crimes and crimes...
  • Danish PM visits Sierra Leone in show of solidarity amid Ebola fight

    Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma applauded the visit of Denmark's prime minister, saying it helps erase stigma and isolation associated with Ebola. Koroma on Monday greeted Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Monday at the official...