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Damaged buses are seen at the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. Suspected Islamic militants struck at the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour explosion at a bus station Monday that killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blastNigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim massive blast that killed 75 in Nigerian capital
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rightsGuinea plans to cancel rights to massive iron ore deposit, held by BSG Resources, Vale
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 file photo, T.B. Joshua lays his hand on the head of a worshipper during a service at the Synagogue, Church of All Nations, in Lagos Nigeria. T.B. Joshua's Synagogue, Church of All Nations has branches around the world, and a recent YouTube video even credits him with predicting the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. Joshua is one of the best-known preachers in Africa and among the most profitable in Nigeria, the go-to faith healer and spiritual guide for leaders such as the late Ghanaian president John Atta Mills, Malawian president Joyce Banda and former Zimbabwean prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai. The man who says he comes from the poor village of Arigidi is worth between $10 and $15 million based on assets, according to Forbes magazine, which in 2011 estimated his personal wealth. The church holds some 15,000 people with outside tents for the overflow and Sunday services are beamed worldwide.  Yet critics say this wildly popular televangelist hinders efforts to curtail the spread of HIV and tuberculosis with testimonies by church-goers that faith and his holy water can cure both.  He is also accused of taking advantage of his followers and tightly controlling those closest to him, who call him "Daddy."(AP Photo/Carley Petesch, file)
Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?Nigeria preacher advising presidents is humble healer to some, controversial leader to others
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students freeOfficial: 24 more schoolgirls kidnapped by Nigerian extremists have escaped; 85 still missing
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafeMalian opposition says impasse in talks with separatist rebels is creating insecurity in north
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SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base12 killed in South Sudan when mob attacks UN base; peacekeepers open fire to protect refugees
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FILE- In this Thursday, May, 30 2013 file photo, Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman speaks during an interview in Abuja, Nigeria, The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday, April 17, 2014 when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed. The principal directly contradicted Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Defense Ministry spokesman. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girlsNigerians search dangerous forest for more than 100 abducted girls and young women
The Associated Press2 days ago
Oscar Pistorius, center, gets a hug from a relative, left, with uncle Arnold Pistorius, right,  in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius, Pool)
Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witnessChief prosecutor undermines defense expert at Oscar Pistorius murder trial
The Associated Press2 days ago
Thugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congressMachete-wielding thugs attack opposition party congress in Nigeria, dozens wounded
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, March 15, 2013 file photo, Karim Wade, center, the son of former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, is blocked by police as he tries to approach journalists and gathered supporters outside the office of the special prosecutor investigating him on charges of embezzled funds, in Dakar, Senegal. An official says the son of Senegal’s former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multi-million dollar fortune. Soro Diop, an adviser to the Justice Ministry, said Thursday, April 17, 2014 that Karim Wade’s case will be tried in two months, ending speculation the charges might be dropped. (AP Photo/File)
Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trialEx-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial over his multi-million dollar fortune
The Associated Press2 days ago
West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 livesEbola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives, according to UN health agency
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 9, 2014 file photo, detained Somali women sit inside a makeshift cell before being fingerprinted and screened at the Kasarani sports stadium, Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya deported 91 more Somali nationals to Mogadishu on Thursday, April 17, 2014, the second wave of forced deportations that UNHCR warned could be endangering Somalis in need of protection from militants. But it is because of the steady drumbeat of terror attacks blamed on al-Shabab and its sympathizers that Kenya is now carrying out a massive security operation that threatens to open the country’s ethnic fault lines. Police say they are not targeting Somalis but instead are hunting terrorism suspects and illegal aliens. But rights groups say Somalis are bearing the brunt of police actions, including monetary shakedowns and physical and sexual abuses. Most Kenyans applaud the operation. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File)
Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdownKenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid anti-terror crackdown in Somali communities
The Associated Press2 days ago
5 newspapers suspended in Ivory CoastNewspaper editors in Ivory Coast denounce temporary ban on their publications
The Associated Press2 days ago
Goodness Adams, a 10-month-old victim of Monday's bomb explosion, sits in an ambulance at Asokoro hospital to be taken to be reunited with her mother at the Wuse hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The baby, lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is to be reunited Wednesday with her critically wounded mother, a Nigerian newspaper reported. Goodness, is being cared for at the hospital where it was presumed her mother was among the 75 dead victims of Monday's explosion, reported The Daily Trust. But family members found the mother, Gloria Adams, in another hospital. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria20 more killed in villages as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria with 4 attacks in 3 days
The Associated Press3 days ago
June Steenkamp, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, listens to forensic evidence being given in the murder case of Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)
Pistorius defense tries to rebuild caseUnder prosecutor's aggressive challenge, Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case
The Associated Press3 days ago
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