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Africa

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  • Egypt court sentences U.S.-Egyptian citizen to life in prison

    An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on a monthslong hunger strike to life in prison Saturday on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading false news. Mohammed Soltan, the son of a prominent member of...
  • Grief counselors on hand to help families after Kenya attack

    There was sobbing and silent grief. Some boiled with bitterness, while others found solace in memories of the dead. One mother considered suicide until counselors talked her out of it. The raw emotions were on display this week at a Nairobi morgue as...
  • U.S. must help Africa fight radical Islam: Their Take

    U.S. must help Africa fight radical Islam: Their Take
    Africa's radical Islam The horrific attack by Islamist al-Shabab fighters on a college campus in Kenya this month that left 149 people dead and scores wounded was an awful reminder that sub-Saharan Africa has become a major battleground in the war on...
  • UN: Ebola still global emergency despite big drop in cases

    The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Last August, the U.N. health agency declared the epidemic of the lethal virus to...
  • Radical Islam in Africa

    The horrific attack by Islamist al-Shabab fighters on a college campus in Kenya this month that left 149 people dead and scores wounded was an awful reminder that sub-Saharan Africa has become a major battleground in the war on terror. Until recently, the...
  • Author Jodi Picoult on balance, exercise, kids and elephants

    Author Jodi Picoult on balance, exercise, kids and elephants
    Bestselling author Jodi Picoult, in her more than 20 novels, explores emotionally charged topics. In her latest book, "Leaving Time," a girl searches for her missing mother, a prominent expert who documents how elephants grieve. For the story, Picoult,...
  • Egypt militants behind Cairo blast name new leader

    The Egyptian militant group behind a deadly Cairo bombing earlier this week has appointed a new leader after his predecessor was killed in a police shootout, while a separate group operating in the Sinai Peninsula claimed the killing of two police...
  • Ebola patient treated at NIH recovers and is released

    Ebola patient treated at NIH recovers and is released
    An American healthcare worker treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland has recovered from the virus, is no longer contagious and has been released, NIH officials announced Thursday. The patient was admitted March 13 to the...
  • Nigerians vote; terrorist attacks kill 25

    ABUJA, Nigeria Millions of Nigerians voted Saturday in presidential and parliamentary elections despite a climate of tension and fear, fueled by attacks that killed 25 people and were blamed on the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Fourteen...
  • Things to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote

    Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race. ___ GOODLUCK JONATHAN The 57-year-old incumbent and ruling party candidate has been called an...
  • Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

    Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. The deployment, led by the...