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  • Group: 7 killed in munitions explosion in South Sudan

    A munitions explosion killed seven people and injured a child in South Sudan's Unity state, the aid group Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. The stockpile of unexploded ordnance, leftover from clashes between government forces and rebels last year,...
  • 'Godfather' money rules Nigeria vote as lawmakers outearn Obama

    ABUJA, Nigeria When Okey Onwa decided to run for a seat in Nigeria's House of Representatives, a ruling party leader laid out the terms to the 52-year-old lawyer. He would have to pay 2 million naira ($10,048) as an expression of interest and sign...
  • Jailed Swazi critic put in solitary confinement

    A jailed critic of the Swaziland government has been put in solitary confinement following the online dissemination of a letter in which he describes tough conditions in prison, his wife and supporters said Tuesday. The letter by jailed lawyer Thulani...
  • WHO denies politics swayed Ebola emergency declaration

    The World Health Organization denied Monday that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus last year, despite evidence senior staffers repeatedly discussed the diplomatic and economic fallout...
  • Tunisia could be a model for what works in the Mideast

    The tragic terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis last week put Tunisia on the map again, but for the wrong reasons. Although the nation faces serious terrorist threats from the spillover violence in Libya, Islamic State recruitment and Al...
  • Posthumous Nelson Mandela memoir to be published in 2016

    A posthumous memoir by Nelson Mandela, recounting his time as South Africa's first democratically elected president, is scheduled to be published around the world next year. Pan Macmillan said Tuesday that it will publish the sequel to Mandela's best-...
  • Lenta respuesta al ébola ha costado miles de vidas, según Médicos sin Fronteras

    Lenta respuesta al ébola ha costado miles de vidas, según Médicos sin Fronteras
    La lenta respuesta internacional a la epidemia de ébola en África Occidental creó una tragedia evitable que ha costado miles de vidas, dijo Médicos sin Fronteras, a un año de la confirmación del primer caso. La peor epidemia de ébola del mundo ha matado...
  • Morocco: Militants got weapons through Spanish enclave

    A militant cell in Morocco linked to the radical Islamic State group obtained its weapons through the Spanish enclave of Melilla, authorities announced on Monday. Morocco's new Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation on Sunday busted a multi-city...
  • Son of Senegal's ex-president gets 6 years for corruption

    The son of Senegal's powerful former president was convicted Monday on corruption charges and sentenced to six years in prison with a fine of nearly $230 million in a verdict that could reopen the wounds of the hard-fought 2012 elections. Karim Wade, who...
  • Chinua Achebe dies a second time, thanks to social media

    Chinua Achebe dies a second time, thanks to social media
    It was sad when Nigerian-born author Chinua Achebe died March 21 at age 82. The fact that he died in 2013 was missed by those who began circulating the death on social media Monday morning. RIPs to Achebe have been making the rounds on Facebook and...
  • Cameroon's ruling party marks 30 years in power

    Cameroon's ruling party kicked off a week of celebrations for its 30th anniversary in power, lauding its accomplishments while the opposition accuses it of monopolizing authority. Festivities to mark the launch of the Cameroon People's Democratic...