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  • Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

    Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba. "We are thanking God for leaving Burundi. Now we are in...
  • World Effort Wiping Out Killer Diseases

    World Effort Wiping Out Killer Diseases
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears close to its end. Earlier this month, Liberia was declared Ebola-free, and the World Health Organization reported only seven cases in Guinea and two in Sierra Leone in the first week of May. What's received less...
  • Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital

    The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported. Zedi Feruzi of the UPD-Zigamibanga party was slain late Saturday in a drive-by shooting in which at least one...
  • Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days

    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days
    When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...
  • AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

    Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore,...
  • UN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya

    Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy to the North African country said Saturday. Bernadino Leon, who is mediating political...
  • Somalia: Militants kill lawmaker in capital, attack 2 towns

    A Somali lawmaker was shot and killed by gunmen in the capital Saturday, as dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia, clashing with government troops in fighting that killed 18 militants and soldiers, Somali security officials...
  • Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya

    Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Kenyan town Saturday to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in this East African nation. Up to 100,000 people from all over the world gathered in Nyeri to witness...
  • Highlights of Clinton emails on Benghazi

    The State Department on Friday released 296 emails, totaling 896 pages, that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over to the State Department and the special committee investigating the 2012 attacks on diplomatic facilities in...
  • 2 dead in grenade explosion in Burundi market

    Grenades thrown into a market in the capital Bujumbura killed two people on Friday, Burundi's state broadcaster said. An Associated Press reporter saw one person dead and at least 10 wounded following the explosions. Christine Kaneza, a fruit seller at...
  • 1st batch of Clinton emails to be released around 12:30 p.m.

    The State Department will release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state around 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday. Spokeswoman Marie Harf says publication includes 296 emails given to a House committee investigating...