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Kenyatta: Kenya's Presidential Election Must Go On

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says Thursday’s presidential election must go on — with or without opposition candidate Raila Odinga.”We are here requesting you, with a lot of respect … Kayole residents, please let’s agree to come out in large number…

13 Killed in Nigeria Suicide Bombing

A suicide bomber has killed 13 other people in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday.The Sunday evening attack also injured five people. Two subsequent suicide bombings injured more than a dozen others. There was no immediate cl…

Mugabe Removed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador

The World Health Organization rescinded Sunday its appointment of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador.”I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have ra…

At Least 12 Nigerien Troops Killed in Attack in Niger

Authorities in Niger say at least a dozen paramilitary police have been killed in an attack similar to the one that killed four U.S. Green Beret and four Nigerien troops on October 4.Saturday’s attack took place in the same area, officials said. The ra…

Zimbabwean President Mugabe Receives Controversial WHO Appointment

In a controversial move, the World Health Organization has appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” to help tackle non-communicable diseases, such as heart attacks, strokes and asthma across Africa.WHO Director-General Te…

Somalia Truck Bomb Death Toll Rises to 358

Thousands of Somalis gathered Friday to pray at the site of the country’s deadliest bombing. Last Saturday a truck bomb exploded on a busy street in Mogadishu, killing what is now believed to be 358 people.As Somalis in the capital city paid their resp…

US Defense Secretary Meets with McCain Over Niger Attack

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis went to Capitol Hill on Friday to meet with Senator John McCain after the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee threatened to issue a subpoena for information about the deaths of four U.S. soldiers killed …

EU Pledges More Money to Help Italy Stem Flow of Migrants From Libya

European Union leaders pledged more money Thursday to help Italy work with Libya to stem the flow of migrants from North Africa trying to get to Europe.”We have a real chance of closing the central Mediterranean route,” European Council President Donal…

US Military Investigating Deaths of Soldiers in Niger Ambush

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Thursday the military is investigating the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger earlier this month at the hands of Islamic jihadists.Mattis told reporters “a full investigation is underwa…

UN: Madagascar Plague Cases Top 1,000 Mark

The number of cases of plague in Madagascar has doubled during the past five days, according to the United Nations.U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Thursday as of Wednesday 1,032 cases were reported, 67 percent of which are pneumonic, which is …

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