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Africa

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  • South Africa's image suffers after anti-immigrant attacks

    Only a few kilometers (miles) separate Alexandra, a gritty Johannesburg township where South Africans attacked immigrants last week, from Sandton, a district jammed with high-end stores, restaurants and gleaming office towers symbolizing the upper reaches...
  • Kenya: 9 security chiefs suspended over al-Shabab attack

    Nine security chiefs in the eastern town of Garissa have been suspended during a probe to determine if they failed to stop an extremist attack earlier this month in which 148 people died, Kenya's interior minister has said. A thorough investigation is...
  • Planned Middle East-North Africa census category progresses

    A proposal to allow those of Middle Eastern and North American descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census has cleared another hurdle. Census advisory board member Hassan Jaber said Wednesday the U.S. Census Bureau plans to convene a...
  • South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners

    South African military joins police to tamp down attacks on foreigners
    Security forces raided a men’s hostel outside Johannesburg as authorities deployed the South African military for the first time to crack down on recent violence against foreigners, most from other African countries. The joint police and army...
  • Big changes needed at WHO before the next Ebola crisis

    Over the past 16 months, the world watched anxiously as Ebola swept through West Africa. More than 10,000 deaths have been attributed to the highly contagious virus, and more than 25,000 people are believed to have been infected since 2013. Death comes...
  • Guinea: 11 accused in Ebola worker deaths get life sentences

    A Guinea court sentenced 11 people accused of killing eight Ebola health workers and journalists last year to life in prison on Tuesday. Judge Mamadou Diop released 15 other suspects at the conclusion of the trial, according to state TV. The trial in the...
  • Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car

    Police: Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car
    A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy later died. James Koryor, 41, was taken into custody on suspicion of manslaughter and child abuse Tuesday after he went...
  • Nicaragua asks US to remove embassy worker over Ebola worry

    Nicaragua has asked the United States to remove an embassy worker who was in Liberia because it fears the person may have been exposed to the Ebola virus that has devastated several West African countries. Carlos Saenz, an official at Nicaragua's...
  • Humanitarian group launches maritime migrant rescue mission

    The humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders is launching a search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean next month in dismay at European efforts to manage the migrant influx. It is the first time the group has undertaken such an operation. The...
  • EU's Mogherini seeks closer ties between Europe& N. Africa

    The recent terror attacks in Paris and Tunis have showed that stronger security cooperation is needed between countries in Europe and North Africa, European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini said Monday. Mogherini was speaking at a meeting...
  • South African opposition leader steps down

    The leader of South Africa's largest opposition party announced her decision to step down just four weeks ahead of the party's elective meeting. Helen Zille, leader of the Democratic Alliance, announced on Sunday that she would not stand for re-...