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South Sudan’s civil war a ‘unique crisis’ for aid workers

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The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says South Sudan’s civil war presents humanitarians with “one of the unique crises” in the world. Continue reading

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Nigerian president addresses nation after months away

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment. Continue reading

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Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questioned

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Finland has observed a minute of silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured. Continue reading

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Egyptian MP steps back from call to extend president’s term

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The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the constitution to extend the president’s term by two years says the change won’t apply to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s current four-year term. Continue reading

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Sierra Leone churches hold services for mudslide victims

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Churches across Sierra Leone are holding special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. Continue reading

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A look at Zimbabwe’s first lady, who is accused of assault

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A South African model’s claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe’s increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband. Continue reading

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The Latest: S African airways to resume flights to Zimbabwe

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The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim

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Zimbabwean state media say the wife of President Robert Mugabe has returned home from South Africa despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. Continue reading

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Far-right group sees anti-migrant sea mission as a success

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A far-right European group has hailed as a success its bid to stop humanitarian organizations from rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, but ended its trouble-plagued voyage stranded at sea. Continue reading

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The Latest: Nigeria’s president returns after 3 months away

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The Latest on Nigeria president’s return after three months of medical treatment in London (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country after more than three months in London for medical treatment. Continue reading

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The Latest: Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flight

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The Latest on assault allegations against Zimbabwe’s first lady (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Continue reading

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Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, UN says

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The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan. Continue reading

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Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead

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Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone’s deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead. Continue reading

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South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe’s wife after assault claim

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Zimbabwe’s first lady is expected to make her first public appearance today since being accused of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in South Africa. Continue reading

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Nigeria says ailing president to return today after 3 months

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, his office announced, while giving no details on what exactly has been ailing him. Continue reading

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Official: Rwanda genocide suspect extradited from Germany

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Rwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges. Continue reading

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Kenya opposition to file petition against presidential vote

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Dozens of supporters of Kenya’s opposition coalition have gathered around the Supreme Court building where lawyers are expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election. Continue reading

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Rwanda leader is inaugurated; won nearly 99 percent of vote

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame is being inaugurated after winning re-election with nearly 99 percent of the vote. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe’s first lady remains quiet amid assault claims

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Zimbabwe’s first lady remains out of sight several days after a young model claimed Grace Mugabe whipped her with an extension cord in a South African hotel. Continue reading

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The Latest: Britain donates millions to aid Sierra Leone

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The Latest on deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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Sierra Leone mudslides death toll now above 400, UN says

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More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone’s mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed on Friday amid the threat of further disaster. Continue reading

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Officials say extremist group beheads 3 people in Kenya

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Kenyan officials say suspected Islamic militants have beheaded three people and burnt houses in an attack along the Indian Ocean coast. Continue reading

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Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police

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Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. Continue reading

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US urges UN probe into experts’ murder, but Congo is opposed

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The United States and Sweden are calling for the United Nations to follow up inconclusive investigations into the murder of two U.N. experts from their countries in Congo. Continue reading

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South African conservationist shot and killed in Tanzania

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A U.S.-based conservation group says its South African co-founder has been shot and killed in Tanzania. Continue reading

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Egypt blocks access to website of group supporting media

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Egypt has blocked internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms. Continue reading

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Migration trends shifting across Mediterranean region

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At the height of Europe’s recent migration crisis, more than 7,000 people landed every day at the Greek islands that face Turkey. Continue reading

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Kenya holds memorial service for murdered election official

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Kenyans have held a memorial service for the election official who was found tortured and killed shortly before this month’s presidential vote. Continue reading

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The Latest: South Africa ‘red alert’ on Zimbabwe first lady

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The Latest on the assault allegation against Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe (all times local): 2:45 p.m. South Africa’s police minister says a “red alert” has been issued to prevent Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe from leaving the country before she… Continue reading

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Zimbabwe leader in South Africa as wife accused of assault

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa as his wife is accused of assaulting a young model. Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II expresses sadness over Sierra Leone

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Queen Elizabeth II has expressed her sadness over flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone that have killed more than 300 people. Continue reading

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The Latest: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

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The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 12 p.m. Continue reading

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ICC orders Mali radical to pay $3.2 million in reparations

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The International Criminal court says a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage-listed cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations. Continue reading

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Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

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Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. Continue reading

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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

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The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Continue reading

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Gaza: Suicide bomber wounds several in faceoff with security

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Gaza’s Hamas authorities say a suicide bomber blew himself up when security officers tried to stop him from infiltrating into Egypt, and several people were wounded. Continue reading

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Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides kill at least 300

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Sierra Leone’s government urged family members to come to the capital’s overwhelmed mortuary Wednesday to identify their loved ones’ remains as the West African nation prepared to bury hundreds of mudslide and flood victims. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

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South Africa’s police say Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has requested diplomatic immunity over an allegation that she assaulted a young model in Johannesburg earlier this week. Continue reading

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The Latest: Austrian soldiers to help stop migrant entries

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The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Austrian officials say 70 soldiers are being sent to the border with Italy to help police stop the entry of illegal migrants over Austria’s southwestern flank. Continue reading

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Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides

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Sierra Leone’s government is urging family members to identify their loved ones’ remains following mudslides and floods in the capital that have killed more than 300 people. Continue reading

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Top Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charges dropped

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The Lusaka high court has dropped treason charges against Zambia’s most prominent opposition leader and released him from custody. Continue reading

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Spain rescues 339 migrants from 7 boats in Mediterranean

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Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has picked up 339 migrants from seven boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. Continue reading

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Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack

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The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso. Continue reading

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The Latest: Kenya election official stopped flying to US

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The Latest on the reactions to Kenya’s elections (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Continue reading

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5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests

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Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, recalling police brutality under apartheid, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners’ living conditions are as “squalid” as ever. Continue reading

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Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years

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Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period. Continue reading

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NGO:Nigeria’s displaced people increasingly targeted

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The Norwegian Refugee Council says the Nigerian government must protect civilians after a camp with internally displaced people was “indiscriminately targeted” by suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the northeastern part of the country Tuesday, k… Continue reading

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Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

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Kenyan officials say a top electoral official, among those who oversaw Kenya’s disputed presidential election, has been stopped from traveling to the U.S. The officials who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals said Wednesday that commissioner Ro… Continue reading

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5 nations appeal for support to fight extremists in Sahel

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Five African nations putting together a 5,000-strong force to fight the growing threat from extremists in the vast Sahel region are appealing to the international community for money, military equipment and logistical support. Continue reading

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Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at camp in northeast Nigeria

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A local official in Nigeria’s northeastern village of Mandarari says 20 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists at a camp near a market. Continue reading

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