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  • Congo army launch offensive against rebels in South Kivu

    Congo's army launched its offensive against rebels early Tuesday in South Kivu as residents told a United Nations-backed radio station that gunfire could be heard. Soldiers deployed to the region found members of the Rwandan Hutu rebel group, known by...
  • South Africa spycraft on show in leaked intelligence cables

    Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. "Until high level Ministerial interaction has taken place it is evident that this relationship in...
  • Suicide bombers kill 24 at 2 bus stations in north Nigeria

    Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 300 kilometers (185 miles) apart. In an apparently unrelated development, an...
  • U.S. missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say

    U.S. missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say
    A Seattle missionary described by friends as courageous, tenacious and passionate about helping the people of Nigeria has been abducted from a school in the violence-torn African nation, her church says. The Free Methodist Church said in a statement on...
  • Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria

    Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria
    Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 185 miles apart. In an apparently unrelated development, an American missionary...
  • Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

    An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear. A study of the drug, favipiravir (fav-ih-PEER'-ah-...
  • Egyptian court sentences activist to 5 years in prison

    A prominent Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over an unauthorized but peaceful protest, signaling authorities' determination to stifle dissent a day after President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed to...
  • Girl bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market

    A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the...
  • Two governments' battles leave space for Islamic State in Libya: A Q&A

    TRIPOLI, Libya The Internet posting of a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by the Islamic State group brought new attention to the chaos that has enveloped that country in the three years since a NATO air campaign...
  • Egypt denies civilian deaths in airstrikes on Libya

    Egypt has rejected a report by Amnesty International that said seven civilians were killed in airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Libya in retaliation for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians. Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr...
  • Kenya police arrest 101 Ethiopian men

    Kenyan police said Tuesday they arrested 101 Ethiopian nationals suspected of traveling illegally through Kenya on their way to South Africa. The suspects appeared before Magistrate Victor Wakumile but were not charged because they did not understand...