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INTERNATIONAL

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2 White South Africans Denied Bail in Coffin Assault Case

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two White South Africans accused of forcing a Black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire have...

Tanzanian Rats Will Train to Sniff out Trafficked Pangolins

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The pangolin, a scaly anteater coveted by poachers, might have a new champion: rats that will be trained to sniff out...

2 South African Whites Charged for Forcing a Black in Coffin

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say two White men face assault charges over a video showing a Black man being forced into a...

Amnesty: Nigeria’s Slum Demolitions Leave 30,000 Homeless in Capital of Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International says as many as 30,000 people in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos are homeless after their community was...

Kenya Warned Against Closing World’s Largest Refugee Camp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Another major aid group is warning Kenya not to close the world's largest refugee camp, saying the move is pressuring tens...

German Public TV Creates Controversy over Blackface Comedy Sketch

BERLIN (AP) — German public broadcaster SWR has come under fire for a comedy sketch in which a presenter is disguised using blackface. The Initiative...

2 Ugandans Arrested Demonstrating for Trump at US Embassy in Kampala

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Two Ugandan opposition activists were arrested outside the U.S. Embassy while demonstrating their support for Donald Trump, a police official...

Nigeria’s President Says Wife ‘Belongs to My Kitchen’

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's first lady has openly questioned her husband's work and said she may not support him if he runs again...

Nigeria Says 21 of Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls are Freed

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than two years ago have been freed. Presidential spokesman...

Nigerians Object as Senior Judges Detained, Suspected of Corruption

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's chief justice on Monday criticized the arrest of several senior judges in weekend sting operations that intelligence services said...

‘Hell Broke Out:’ South African Police, Students Clash

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of South Africa's top universities descended into violence on Monday, with police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon...

Revenge Against Nigeria’s Military Leads Some to Boko Haram

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The desire for revenge against Nigeria's heavy-handed military is a leading reason that people join the Boko Haram Islamic...