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  • Burundi: 17 officials charged for plotting failed coup

    Seventeen security officials, including five generals, accused in the attempted coup of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza appeared Saturday before a prosecutor who charged them with an attempt at destabilizing public institutions, lawyers of some of the...
  • Egypt's ousted president sentenced to death

    Egypt's ousted president sentenced to death
    An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the country's first freely elected leader, ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, to death over a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that eventually brought him to power. The ruling applies to another...
  • OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test

    OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test
    The Ebola epidemic has cooled to a simmer in West Africa, but the race to provide the technology needed to thwart the next outbreak is just heating up. OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem is competing with several other companies and research groups to...
  • Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world

    Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world
    As more than 800 students celebrated their graduation from Morgan State University on Saturday, human rights activist Graca Machel urged them to use their education to transform the world into a better place. "It has been proved that education sows the...
  • Burundi troops threaten gunfire, so anti-government demonstrators break up

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi New protests briefly flared up in Burundi's capital after a coup attempt but were quickly put down after soldiers threatened to use live bullets, witnesses said on Saturday. Several dozen demonstrators went onto the streets in...
  • Egypt's ousted President Morsi sentenced to death

    Egypt's ousted President Morsi sentenced to death
    An Egyptian court Saturday issued a preliminary death sentence against Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, making him the first president in the country's history to face the possibility of public hanging. The ruling, involving a deadly...
  • Suicide bomber explodes at Nigerian bus station, kills 8

    A teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people Saturday outside a bustling bus station in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, the state medical director said of the latest in a string of attacks this week by Nigeria's home-...
  • More than 400 Mozambicans deported from South Africa

    More than 400 Mozambicans have returned home after being deported from neighboring South Africa, many spending their first night in the country sleeping in tents at a local repatriation center. In South Africa, they were arrested when they were found...
  • 2 top army officers arrested in Malawi's corruption probe

    Two former military officers have been arrested in Malawi in an ongoing corruption probe. Cmdr. Gen. Henry Odillo and his former deputy, Lt. Col. Clement Kafuwa, were arrested after an investigation, said Egrita Ndala, spokeswoman for Malawi's Anti-...
  • Turkey criticizes death sentence for Egypt's ousted leader

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Egypt for sentencing ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death, saying the country was returning to the "old Egypt" by rolling back democracy. Erdogan on Saturday also criticized western nations that...
  • After failed coup, Burundi president urges halt to protests

    President Pierre Nkurunziza thanked his security forces for crushing a military coup that tried to topple him, and he urged an immediate halt to the protests that have erupted in Burundi in recent weeks since he decided to seek a third term. Nkurunziza's...