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  • Guinea schools reopen, but Ebola fears still keep many children at home as rumors fly

    Schools shuttered during the height of the Ebola crisis in Guinea began reopening Monday, but many parents were still too afraid to send their children to classes. Employees at the doors of schools in the capital were taking temperatures of everyone...
  • Zambia to hold presidential election to replace leader who died of illness in October

    Zambia will hold a presidential election on Tuesday to replace Michael Sata, who died in October after a long illness. Eleven candidates are vying for the top post in the southern African nation. Zambia has been led since Sata's death by acting President...
  • Former aide to Nelson Mandela is called a racist after saying SAfrica president is anti-white

    A white woman who worked as a personal assistant to Nelson Mandela has stirred unease about race relations in South Africa after criticizing the current president for allegedly making anti-white remarks. Zelda la Grange has since apologized for her...
  • President: At least 10 dead in Niger Charlie Hebdo protests over depiction of prophet

    At least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country's president said. President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five...
  • Nigerian television reports 4 killed by suicide bomber in northeastern city

    A suicide bomber detonated explosives in Nigeria on Sunday, killing four people and injuring 35 others, a Nigerian media outlet reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Potiskum in northeastern Nigeria. Islamic...
  • French terrorists were primed for trouble from the start, analysts say

    French terrorists were primed for trouble from the start, analysts say
    The gunmen behind France's worst terrorist attack in decades appear to have been easy prey for recruiters to violent jihad. The children of immigrants, with seemingly chaotic family lives, they were frustrated by injustices they perceived around them...
  • Police release 3 suspects arrested in French terror probe

    Police release 3 suspects arrested in French terror probe
    French police released three female suspects from questioning, but will keep nine other people in custody as part of an anti-terror investigation connected to last week's attacks in Paris that have put Europe on high alert, officials said Sunday. Amid...
  • Malawi's vice president says at least 176 killed and 200,000 displaced in flooding

    Flooding in Malawi has killed more than 176 people, displaced at least 200,000 others, left homes and schools submerged in water and roads washed away by the deluge in the southern African country, the vice president said Friday. Downriver in neighboring...
  • Niger disperses political demonstration after 10 killed in protests against French magazine

    Security forces in Niger used tear gas Sunday to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters taking part in a banned demonstration in the capital. The political altercation came after 10 people were killed in two days of violent protests against a...
  • 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...
  • Ignoring the slaughter in Nigeria

    Ignoring the slaughter in Nigeria
    Why should the world care about Nigeria more than its own president does? That sounds harsh, but it expresses a painful truth. Muslim terrorists killed 17 people in Paris earlier this month after storming the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. At the...