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  • Correction: Uganda-Muslims story

    In a story April 17 about Uganda-Muslims, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 12 million Ugandans are Muslims. In fact 12 percent of Uganda's 36 million people are Muslims, meaning that only 4.3 million Ugandans are Muslims. A corrected...
  • South Africa to deploy army to end anti-immigrant attacks

    South Africa will deploy the army to areas that remain volatile after a spate of violent attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday. Soldiers will be sent to support police in troubled areas, Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-...
  • Mauritania sentences alleged al-Qaida leader to 20 years

    A criminal court in Mauritania sentenced a suspected senior al-Qaida leader to 20 years in prison for "terrorist" activities, the state prosecutor said Tuesday. Younis al-Mauritani was sentenced Monday and will serve time in Nouakchott's central prison,...
  • Libya chaos spurs human smuggling, government spokesman says

    Libya's chaos has spurred human trafficking, a spokesman for the country's internationally recognized government said Tuesday, urging the world community to help his administration gain control of the rest of the country. The appeal comes as violence...
  • Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital

    A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said. In addition to the deaths, at least eight people were wounded in the attack, said police officer Mohamed Hussein. Security...
  • UN: More than 800 people dead in Med sinking is worst ever

    The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean. A spokesman for the Geneva-based U.N. High...
  • Captain, crew member of capsized refugee ship arrested in Italy

    ROME Italian police arrested the captain and a crew member from a refugee ship that capsized on the weekend off the Libyan coast, perhaps killing about 800 migrants, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said overnight. According to the ANSA news agency, the...
  • The Latest: Captain and crew member arrested

    SYDNEY (AP) — (0211 GMT, 10:11 p.m. EDT) Australia's prime minister has urged European leaders to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya....
  • Obama's correct: Cuba no terrorist state

    Obama's correct: Cuba no terrorist state
    President Barack Obama's announcement of his intention to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism comes both far too late and at just the right time. For well over a decade, Cuba has been an odd bedfellow among other terrorism...
  • Sudan extends presidential poll by 1 day amid low turnout

    Sudan extended voting another day in its presidential and legislative election Wednesday as campaigners went door to door to seek voters amid a low turnout that saw poll workers eating and praying to pass the time. While state media trumpeted a...
  • UN envoy condemns airstrikes on Tripoli

    The U.N. special envoy to Libya has condemned airstrikes against the Tripoli airport as one of the delegations to ongoing peace talks was attempting to leave. Bernardino Leon told reporters Wednesday at the start of the latest round of Libyan peace talks...