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  • Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia makes first International Criminal Court appearance

    A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier who was abducted and "taken to the bush" when he was just 14. Dominic Ongwen appeared in...
  • Liberia down to just 5 confirmed Ebola cases in the whole country

    Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its deadliest toll. At the height of the outbreak in August and...
  • Libya oil production plummets as tribes fight to control field in south

    UBARI, Libya Ubari, a ramshackle desert hub hundreds of miles from Libya's populous cities on the Mediterranean coast, was once a favored tourist destination, a picturesque pocket of the Sahara with dramatic sand dunes, oases and volcanic mountains. Now,...
  • Ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu sworn in as new Zambian president

    Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday. "I am humbled eternally and debted to you all, my fellow citizens," said Lungu at the inauguration ceremony. "The bottom line is that we want the country to go foward and to banish poverty in our...
  • Images of shot Egypt protester on eve of uprising anniversary revive focus on police violence

    Images of a mortally wounded protester, blood running down her face and hair as she was lifted from the pavement by a comrade, have touched off powerful criticism of Egypt's government on the anniversary of a revolution initially sparked by police...
  • Boko Haram attacks biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, dozens of fighters killed, wounded

    In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-...
  • Nigerian army claims rare victory against Boko Haram

    The militant group Boko Haram attacked a major Nigerian city early Sunday in what appeared to be its most ambitious attempt to gain territory. But Nigeria's military drove back the insurgents with an air and ground attack, killing about 200 fighters,...
  • Trudy Rubin: Arab leaders grow introspective at Davos

    This weekend marks the fourth anniversary of Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising, which became the hallmark of the Arab Spring. As though to mock those long-dead hopes, Yemen and Libya have collapsed, Syria lies in ruins, and much of Syria and Iraq are...
  • Libyan official says deputy foreign minister freed after gunmen kidnapped him in eastern Libya

    A security official says the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally-recognized government has been released after being kidnapped a day earlier. The official, speaking Monday on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to...
  • Egypt releases Mubarak sons one day after uprising anniversary

    CAIRO The two sons of former Egyptian president Hosny Mubarak were released from prison Monday, one day after at least 20 people were killed in protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that ended his rule. Gamal and Alaa Mubarak were freed...
  • Militiamen kidnap Central African Republic sports minister coming back from church, says wife

    A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said. Sports Minister Armel Mingatoloum Sayo was on his way home from church when...