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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
  • South African looters target immigrant shops in Johannesburg area, exposing social tensions

    South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed. The 19-year-old mother of an infant...
  • Kerry in Nigeria met with main presidential candidates, condemned Boko Haram violence

    In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by...
  • Clashes over Arab Spring anniversary leave 18 dead in Egypt

    Demonstrations marking the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising were marred by bombings and clashes with authorities that saw at least 18 people killed and 50 injured, most of them in northern sections of Cairo. The deadliest violence Sunday took...
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed
    More than 200 combatants were killed on Sunday as 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-earth attacks on...
  • Spain arrests 4 suspected members of jihadi terror cell in North African enclave of Ceuta

    Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said. Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez...
  • 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...