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75,000 Children Could Starve to Death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: UN

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — As many as 75,000 children will die over the next year in famine-like conditions created by Boko Haram if donors...

South African Students Rally for Free Education; 30 Arrested

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African university students who want free education protested on several campuses Tuesday, clashing with police in Johannesburg and shutting down...

Botswana Says to Deport US Pastor Who Made Anti-Gay Comments

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S. pastor who has made anti-gay comments is being deported, Botswana's government announced Tuesday, shortly after he spoke on local...

In Zimbabwe, Comedy Thrives as Country Slowly Falls Apart

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's economy is falling apart, and police are cracking down on growing anti-government protests. But the country's comedy scene is...

Boko Haram Insurgents Launch Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram insurgents launched three attacks within hours in northeast Nigeria, beheading a village chief and his son, ambushing a...

Nigerian Military: Some Officers Selling Arms to Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country's fight...

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu Back in Hospital

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's family foundation says that he has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital...

Nigeria: Air Raid ‘Fatally Wounds’ Boko Haram Leader

Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has "fatally wounded" Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, but there was no way...

Mother’s Plea: Swap Captive Girls for Boko Haram Militants

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The mother of a kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl appealed Monday for Nigeria's president to free detained Boko Haram militants in exchange...

Romance Novellas by Women in Nigeria Challenge Traditions

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of...

Glass-Coated Kite String Kills 3 People in India’s Capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string...

Zimbabwe Calls Veterans’ Statement on Mugabe Traitorous

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government says a surprise statement by the country's independence war veterans attacking President Robert Mugabe is traitorous and treasonous. In...