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French forces arrest Mali jihadist ex-leaderFrench forces arrest former jihadist leader in Mali who was involved in kidnappings
The Associated Press3 hours ago
French experts in Burkina Faso to ID victimsFrench experts in Burkina Faso to collect DNA from family to ID victims from Air Algerie crash
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Female suicide bomber kills at least 6 in NigeriaTeen suicide bomber kills at least 6 in north Nigeria, 4th female attack in Kano in week
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Supporters of Karim Wade, the son of former Senegal president Abdoulaye Wade, stand among Senegal Police, foreground, as they await his arrival at court, in the city of  Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The son of Senegal's president is going on trial after more than a year in jail, accused of illegally amassing some $248 million. Karim Wade served as a government minister during his father's tenure and prosecutors have charged him with illicit enrichment. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
Ex-Senegal leader's son starts corruption trialCorruption trial starts for Karim Wade, son of former Senegalese president
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The World Health Organization says Ebola now blamed for 729 deaths across West AfricaThe World Health Organization says Ebola now blamed for 729 deaths across West Africa
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Dad of jailed reporter: Son a victim of injusticeDad of jailed Al-Jazeera journalist respects court integrity but says son victim of injustice
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A man, center, walks past the entrance to the property, seen left where a man is sitting, where a stampede took place the night before during a rap concert in the city of Conakry , Guinea, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday. The victims included children as young as 10, and most bodies brought to an overflowing morgue in the capital were still dressed in bathing suits and swim trunks.  (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)
Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampedeHospital officials say 33 dead after stampede at rap concert on beach in Guinea's capital
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolatedPeace Corps evacuates for Ebola as 2 volunteers isolated; Liberia closes schools as fears soar
The Associated Press21 hours ago
13 killed in mosque bombings in Nigeria13 killed in Nigeria mosque bombings as Ramadan ends, residents say
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REMOVES REFERENCE TO MOTHER'S NAME. The mother of two girls who were allegedly sexually abused by a British Airways pilot, stands outside the Intercontinental hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The mother said  her family’s relationship with Wood started nearly a decade ago and described the type of grooming behavior that experts say pedophiles carry out with their victims. A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls during layovers. The 54-year-old British Airways pilot, Simon Wood, who is now dead, was able to abuse the girls, between the ages of 8 and 20 years, because of his employment with the airline and the company's community outreach work, said lawyer Nichola Marshall of the firm Leigh Day. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegationBritish Airways sued over allegations pilot sexually abused girls in East Africa on layovers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 peopleNigerian militants bomb strategic bridge killing 8 people, witnesses say
The Associated Press2 days ago
Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth groupBurundi on edge as violent youth group rises, opposition suffers, rights group says
The Associated Press2 days ago
This undated hand out photo supplied by Madagascar Surf Tours shows surfers riding waves on the south west part of the of Madagascar. The island nation in the Indian Ocean has become the 86th member of the International Surfing Association as part of a drive to to promote the sport in Africa. Madagascar offers more than 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles) of coastline thta have been laregly unexplored by the global community. (AP Photo/Blair Rogers,Madagascra Surf Tours) NO ARCHIVE
Madagascar billed as surfing paradiseLet's go surfing now ... in Madagascar, newest member of global surf association
The Associated Press2 days ago
3 female suicide bomber kill several in Nigeria3 female suicide bombers strike in northern Nigeria, killing at least 3, police say
The Associated Press3 days ago
Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'Ceasefire in Central African Republic 'broken' with clash, rebel spokesman says
The Associated Press3 days ago
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