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  • 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...
  • Zambians vote in a special election to replace President Michael Sata

    Zambians vote in a special election to replace President Michael Sata
    Zambians voted Tuesday in a special election to replace President Michael Sata, who died in office in October after a long illness kept secret by the government. Sata’s death unleashed ugly power struggles in the governing Patriotic Front party...
  • After difficult year, Morocco predicts economic rebound in 2015

    Morocco will experience strong economic growth in 2015 based on expectation of a bountiful harvest and the drop in oil prices, authorities said Tuesday. Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, the high planning commissioner, told journalists that growth was expected to...
  • Chicagoan sentenced to prison for illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe

     Chicagoan sentenced to prison for illegally lobbying for Zimbabwe
    A South Side man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Tuesday for illegally lobbying on behalf of top Zimbabwe government officials in an attempt to lift U.S. economic sanctions against the southern African nation. Before the sentence was...
  • Cameroon's military says it has rescued at least 2 dozen hostages

    Cameroon's military says it has rescued at least 2 dozen hostages
    At least two dozen hostages seized in Cameroon over the weekend by militants of Boko Haram have been rescued, the nation's military said Monday, as the conflict in neighboring Nigeria again threatened to spill across the region. Boko Haram released a...