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At Least 12 Killed in Suicide Bomb Attacks in Nigeria

At least 12 people were killed Wednesday in twin suicide bomb attacks in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.VOA’s Hausa service reports the explosions struck the Muna Garage area of the Borno state capital — a market used largely by internally…

At Least 12 Killed in Suicide Bomb Attacks in Nigeria

KANO, NIGERIA — A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said.Ibrahim Usman, a trader in Muna Garage market, said…

S. Africa Summons US Diplomat Over Trump's Reported Vulgar Remarks

South Africa is the latest country to call in an American diplomat to explain U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported vulgar remarks about African and Haitian immigrants to the U.S.Trump stunned lawmakers in a recent White House meeting on immigration w…

French Dairy Recalls Infant Milk from 83 Countries

More than 12 million boxes of French baby milk products are being recalled from 83 countries for suspected salmonella contamination.The recall includes Lactalis’ Picot, Milumel and Taranis brands.The head of the French dairy Lactalis on Sunday confirme…

Liberia's Ruling Party Ousts President Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has expelled the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.Unity voted her out late Saturday. She was ousted because of her alleged decision not to support Vice President Joseph Boakai, the party’s…

Attack in Kenya Kills Civilian, Wounds Several Police Officers

At least one civilian was killed and several police officers were wounded Saturday in an attack on a convoy by suspected al-Shabab Islamists in eastern Kenya, the Interior Ministry said.Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said the attack occurred …

South Africa's Zuma Booed as New ANC Leader Calls for Unity

African National Congress (ANC) supporters booed President Jacob Zuma on Saturday during a political party event in the southeastern city of East London.Zuma, who arrive after the event started, attended the gathering in support of Cyril Ramaphosa, the…

World Reacts to Trump's Reported Use of Vulgar Language to Describe Haiti and African Nations

Reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported “s—hole countries” remark has been swift. Trump stunned lawmakers in a White House meeting on immigration Thursday when he reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as “s—hole countries.””Wh…

Ethiopia Approves Ban on Foreign Adoptions

Ethiopian lawmakers passed a resolution Tuesday that will ban foreign adoption of Ethiopian children amid concerns of mistreatment overseas.The new measure was approved after a heated debate, as critics fear that the country does not have the resources…

South Africa's Zuma Opens Anti-corruption Probe

South African President Jacob Zuma Tuesday announced a corruption probe into the highest levels of the state, after parliament indicated it would move to impeach him.On December 13, a South African court ruled that a commission be set up within 30 days…

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