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Egypt Says Destroyed Arms Convoy Crossing Border From Libya

CAIRO — Egypt’s military targeted an arms convoy crossing the border from Libya, destroying vehicles loaded with weapons and explosives, and killing militants, a military spokesman said Monday.The airstrikes come a few days after authorities offic…

Kenya's Leader Urges Peace Ahead of Vote as Tensions Rise

NAIROBI — President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday’s fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital, Nairobi.A resident…

140 Arrested in Malawi After Mob Attacks on 'Vampires'

LILONGWE, MALAWI — Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be “vampires” have led to 140 arrests in Malawi, police said Friday.The situation had spun out of control, the inspector general of police, Lexon Kachama, told The Associated Press. More…

WHO Chief Selects Zimbabwe's Mugabe as 'Goodwill Ambassador'

GENEVA — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government’s human rights abuses. But the World Health Organization’s new chief is making the longtime African leader a “goodwill ambassador.”With Mugabe on …

94 Deaths From Plague in Madagascar, UN Health Agency Says

GENEVA — An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday.The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. Ibrahima Soce Fall, Africa emergencies chief for the U.N. health agency, t…

Pentagon Faces Demands on Deadly Niger Attack

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress are demanding answers two weeks after an ambush in the African nation of Niger killed four U.S. soldiers, with one top lawmaker even threatening subpoenas. The White House defended the slow pace of information, say…

Jihadist Ambush on US Forces Shows New Danger in Sahel

BAMAKO, MALI — The Islamic militants came on motorcycles toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing four American service members after shattering the windows of the unarmored U.S. trucks.In this remote corner of Niger where …

Video Released of Mali Troops Held by Al-Qaida-Linked Group

BAMAKO — A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaida.The Islam and Muslim Support Group aired the video, dated Oct. 1, through MENASTREAM on Wednesday. In it the soldiers, …

Report: UN, US Failed to Prevent Ethnic Cleansing in South Sudan

YEI, SOUTH SUDAN — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. offic…

Kenya Election Official Says She's Resigning Before New Vote

A Kenyan electoral commissioner has announced her resignation and says the presidential vote just eight days away cannot credibly proceed as planned.Roselyne Akombe spoke Wednesday from New York but it was not clear if she had fled there.She says the e…

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