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2 bombs kill at least 25 in Kaduna, north Nigeria2 bombs kill at least 25 in Kaduna, in northern Nigeria
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Somalis carry the  body of Saado Ali Warsame, a Somali member of parliament, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.   Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said. Lawmaker Saado Ali Warsame, who also was a popular singer of Somali folk music, was shot dead by gunmen who pulled up near her car as she was being driven to a hotel, said Somali police Capt. Mohamed Hussein. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shootingSomali lawmaker, also a popular singer, killed in drive-by shooting in the capital
The Associated Press4 hours ago
A mural painted on a suburban wall in Johannesburg, South Africa calls for the halt to rhino poaching, Monday, July 21, 2014. Officials at Kruger park, South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve, are considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the park in an attempt to protect them from poachers. A spokesman said that no decision has been made on the plan adding that the idea would be to "spread the risk" to other reserves because the Kruger park is heavily targeted by poachers, many of whom cross from neighboring Mozambique.  (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jailRhino poacher sentenced to 77 years in prison in South Africa in 1 of stiffest penalties yet
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 19, 2014 file photo, Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries as she displays her photo, in the family house, in Chibok, Nigeria. At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists. At least four more parents have died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community blames on trauma due to the mass abduction 100 days ago, said community leader Pogu Bitrus, who provided their names. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die11 parents of Nigeria's kidnapped girls die from attacks and stress; town is besieged
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE- In this Sunday, May 18, 2014 file photo some of the parents of the kidnapped school girls sit outside a compound during a meeting in Chibok, Nigeria. At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. Seven fathers of kidnapped girls were among 51 bodies brought to Chibok hospital after an attack on the nearby village of Kautakari this month, said a health worker who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals by the extremists. At least four more parents have died of heart failure, high blood pressure and other illnesses that the community blames on trauma due to the mass abduction 100 days ago, said community leader Pogu Bitrus, who provided their names.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girlsNigerian president vows to free kidnapped schoolgirls in first meeting with their parents
The Associated Press1 day ago
C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absentC. African Republic peace talks on hold; Seleka rebels do not show up for 2nd day of meetings
The Associated Press1 day ago
Assailants attack Congo military camp in capitalCongo military camp attacked in capital; govt says under control after 20 minutes of gunfire
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kenya military Twitter account hackedKenya military Twitter account hacked by group alleging to be Anonymous, spokesman says
The Associated Press2 days ago
US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweetUS Embassy apologizes to Ghana president after staff member accidentally sends critical tweet
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken Sunday July 20, 2014 Chantel, left, and Elwin Morris, right pose with a photo of their son, Taegrin, at their home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. South African media say the boy was with his sister and parents during a carjacking Saturday night. His mother told The Star newspaper that her son's foot got stuck as she tried to pull him from the car, but the carjackers sped off. The boy was later found dead in the abandoned vehicle. (AP Photo/The Star, Timothy Bernard)  SOUTH AFRICA OUT
4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking4-year-old boy dies after being dragged from stolen vehicle in South Africa
The Associated Press2 days ago
A mural painted on a suburban wall in Johannesburg, South Africa calls for the halt to rhino poaching, Monday, July 21, 2014. Officials at Kruger park, South Africa's flagship wildlife reserve, are considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the park in an attempt to protect them from poachers. A spokesman said that no decision has been made on the plan adding that the idea would be to "spread the risk" to other reserves because the Kruger park is heavily targeted by poachers, many of whom cross from neighboring Mozambique.  (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
South African park considers rhino evacuationSouth Africa's Kruger park considers plan to evacuate some rhinos targeted by poachers
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kenya police: Gunmen kill 3 people in Kenya coastKenya police: Gunmen kill 3 people as insecurity escalates at Kenyan coast
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN: S. Sudan rebels violate peace-pact with govtRebels launch attack on South Sudan town in violation of a peace pact, UN says
The Associated Press3 days ago
Gunmen attack Egypt troops, killing 21 near LibyaMilitary says 21 Egyptian troops killed in an attack by gunmen in western desert near Libya
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Friday, July 18, 2014 photo, a victim injured after an attack is carried on a stretcher to Malindi sub county hospital in Witu, Kenya. The Kenya Red Cross says seven people have been killed after gunmen attacked a bus along the Kenyan coast where previous attacks had left 87 people dead. The humanitarian group said Saturday the attack Friday night came at Corner Mbaya, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the coastal town of Witu. Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants from Somalia claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo)
Kenya Red Cross: 7 die in militant attack on coastKenya Red Cross says 7 killed in bus attack on Kenyan coast; Al-Shabab claims responsibility
The Associated Press4 days ago
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