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  • 2 leading candidates in Nigeria elections commit to peace

    The two leading candidates in this weekend's presidential elections pledged Thursday to accept the outcome as a new report showed that Boko Haram Islamic extremists, who are threatening to disrupt the vote, have killed more than 1,000 civilians this year....
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
  • UN approves 1,000 more peacekeepers for C. African Republic

    The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that authorizes more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The resolution follows up on a request...
  • Official: Boko Haram abducted hundreds of Nigerians, used them as human shields

    Official: Boko Haram abducted hundreds of Nigerians, used them as human shields
    Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top Nigerian official confirmed Wednesday. The news of the mass kidnappings comes as Nigeria prepares for crucial...
  • Smugglers defy conflict-diamonds ban in Central African Republic

    Diamond smuggler Akani Natacha Glawdys tilts a tiny gem in her palm and smiles as a sparkle ripples through the rough yellow rock. "See?" she asks excitedly in a room at the Relais des Chasses hotel in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui. "A bit...
  • US envoy urges talks after S Sudan leader's term extension

    The U.S. envoy to South Sudan on Wednesday urged the country's warring factions to resume peace talks the day after lawmakers voted to extend President Salva Kiir's term by three years. The way to peace "is through negotiations" between the warring...
  • Prosecutor: Central African minister arrested for rape

    A minister in Central African Republic was arrested this week on charges he raped a teenager earlier this year, a prosecutor confirmed Wednesday. Romaric Vomitiade, the minister for tourism, arts and culture, was arrested Monday night and has been in...
  • Egyptian leader defends Nile rights in Ethiopia's parliament

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el- Sissi on Wednesday urged Ethiopia's leaders to put aside "centuries of mistrust" and cooperate on sharing Nile River waters as Ethiopia presses ahead with the construction of a massive new dam. El-Sissi, in Ethiopia on...
  • Protesters supporting Togo teacher strike clash with police

    Hundreds of people protesting in support of a teachers' strike along a major highway in Togo clashed with security forces on Wednesday, the government and a witness said. In a statement read out on state television, the government said 20 security forces...
  • Aberdeen-based Army unit returning from Ebola mission

    Aberdeen-based Army unit returning from Ebola mission
    Twenty-two members of a mobile Army medical laboratory are returning to Aberdeen Proving Ground after four months fighting Ebola in West Africa. The 1st Area Medical Laboratory deployed in October for up to a year. Family, friends and coworkers plan...
  • UN expected to approve 1,000 more peacekeepers for CAR

    The United Nations Security Council on Thursday is expected to adopt a resolution that would authorize more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The draft resolution obtained by...