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Africa

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  • Kenya president suspends 4 ministers for alleged corruption

    Kenya's president Saturday suspended four cabinet secretaries and 16 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption. The officers have been named in a confidential report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission,...
  • Nigerians vote; terrorist attacks kill 25

    ABUJA, Nigeria Millions of Nigerians voted Saturday in presidential and parliamentary elections despite a climate of tension and fear, fueled by attacks that killed 25 people and were blamed on the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Fourteen...
  • Things to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote

    Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race. ___ GOODLUCK JONATHAN The 57-year-old incumbent and ruling party candidate has been called an...
  • Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

    Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. The deployment, led by the...
  • French woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies

    The French president's office says that a fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the total number of victims to 22. The announcement on Saturday identified the woman only...
  • World's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe

    Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by...
  • Migrants' newest route to Europe means an epic Balkans trek

    Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely disappointment and occasional danger. The newest path, through the EU's Balkans back door, comes with a cruel...
  • Local leaders talk about Islamic extremism

    Local leaders talk about Islamic extremism
    The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosted a conversation on radical Islam, including the Islamic State and Boko Haram, at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on March 26. The moderator was Dr. Heidi Hadsell, president of the Hartford Seminary and...
  • Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

    As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight...
  • Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest...
  • With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

    Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look. "The airport we are planning to build is going to be huge. Very huge," Tewodros said one...