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  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • Morocco central bank predicts improved growth for 2015

    Morocco's central bank predicts the country's economy will grow 5 percent in 2015 amid a string of positive indicators boosted by lower oil prices. The quarterly report by the Bank Al-Maghreb released Tuesday said growth would be buoyed by a strong...
  • Egypt, Ethiopia hope for long-term Nile River cooperation

    The leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt said on Tuesday that they are hopeful talks over sharing Nile River waters will end in agreement. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told reporters in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, where he is on an...
  • UN calls for Libya unity government, presidential council

    The United Nations wants to keep Libya's elected parliament and set up a unity government led by independents, it announced Tuesday in a statement outlining its proposed solution to a conflict that has effectively split the country in half. The...
  • Ken Owen, former South African editor, dies

    "All offended?" former South African newspaper editor Ken Owen asked an audience of friends and family in a speech marking his 80th birthday. Owen, a tenacious force in journalism in the last years of white racist rule, delivered trademark zingers at the...
  • Video tip: Homemade harissa (and a recipe)

    Video tip: Homemade harissa (and a recipe)
    Do you love your food with a little -- or a lot -- of kick to it? If you've never tried harissa, you don't know what you're missing. Harissa is a fiery red hot sauce from North Africa. While the ingredients may vary from region to region, basic recipes...
  • DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

    DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas
    The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas. Historians...
  • Women's media group honors photographer Heidi Levine

    Photographer Heidi Levine, who has spent 30 years covering war zones and revolutions in the Middle East, Libya and Syria, was named Tuesday as the inaugural winner of an award for courage named for Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. The...
  • 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...