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10 suspects charged in Uganda over al-Shabab ties

  KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities have charged 10 Somali nationals with terror-related offenses following their arrest in a raid on a suspected al-Shabab cell in this East African country. The men appeared in a Ugandan court on Wednesday, charged with belonging to a terrorist group as well as aiding terror activities. Prosecutors say [...]

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Algerian troops search for kidnapped Frenchman

  ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and soldiers combed the imposing Djura Djura mountains on Tuesday searching for a kidnapped Frenchman that a security official said had been snatched by a former al-Qaida commander. Residents described roads choked with military trucks and helicopters clattering overhead as security forces fanned out through the rugged region [...]

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Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

  CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa’s current outbreak. One Red Cross worker is recovering after being wounded in in the neck in Tuesday’s [...]

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Egypt militants claim blast near foreign ministry

  CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bomb blast in a busy downtown Cairo street near the Foreign Ministry that killed two senior police officers and wounded several other policemen. Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, which has claimed previous attacks on police, said in a statement posted late Sunday [...]

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Palestinian reconciliation talks begin in Egypt

  CAIRO (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza, according to Egyptian security officials. The talks were being held behind closed doors at the Egyptian intelligence headquarters [...]

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Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

  MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments. The priest, Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, was in serious condition [...]

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Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said. While most residents welcomed teams of health care workers and volunteers [...]

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Nigeria sent $9.3 million cash for arms in SAfrica

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Nigerian watchdog group Friday demanded an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project petitioned the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force “to investigate admission by the government of Nigeria that it hired a private [...]

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Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

  CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s government says eight people who were abducted by angry residents while on an Ebola awareness campaign have been found dead. In a government statement released Friday, authorities said that eight bodies had been found following the violent kidnappings in Womey in rural southern Guinea. Among the dead are several [...]

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Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

  BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed five U.N. peacekeepers and wounded several others on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force. A car carrying Chadian troops hit the explosive north of Aguel’hoc, which is near the embattled city of Kidal, [...]

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Amnesty: Nigerian police routinely use torture

  JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnesty International charged Thursday. Most of those detained are denied access to the outside world and even to visits from family or [...]

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