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Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for GermansNigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend
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Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famineThousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies
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In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with others during a church ceremony in Spindale, N.C. From all over the world, they flocked to a tiny North Carolina town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror _ waged in the name of the Lord. (AP Photo)
AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuseForty-three former members of an evangelical church in western North Carolina say they were subjected to years of emotional and physical abuse inside the Word of Faith Fellowship
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2 kidnapped Germans are freed
Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freedA Nigerian governor says security agents have freed 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria
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FILE - In this May 19, 2016, file photo, the Egyptair logo is seen at the arrivals section of Cairo International Airport, Egypt. Egyptian officials said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2017, that they are drawing closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to restore flights to Egypt. Moscow suspended air links to Egypt after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner over Sinai in 2015, killing all 224 people on board and decimating the country's vital tourism industry. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demandsOfficials say they are inching closer to meeting demands set by Russia on airport security to resume flights to Egypt, suspended after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner 15 months ago over the Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe supporters cross a river to attend his 93rd Birthday celebrations in Matopos on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Mugabe is celebrating his 93rd birthday amid granite hills were spirits are said to dwell, defying calls to resign after nearly four decades in power with a celebration in in a region for opposing a leader who says he will run again in 2018 elections(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition areaZimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area, with no sign of a successor
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Security officers stand guard at the residence of abducted German archaeologists professor Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.  Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria, the excavation site where the German archaeologists was working. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi )
Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientistsA worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week at a remote northern village
The Associated Press2 days ago
1 killed as bandits raid livestock in drought-plagued KenyaKenyan police say an official has been killed by livestock bandits in the volatile Rift Valley county of Baringo, where a drought has increased cattle rustling
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Anti-immigrant protesters stand during their march in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and used a water cannon as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capitalSouth Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt as president urges calm; anger has turned deadly
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigerian president's long absence empowers energetic deputyNigerian leader's month-long medical leave empowers energetic deputy; some want to keep him
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Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after a decadeKenya cleared for direct flights to the US after more than a decade; safety standards met
The Associated Press3 days ago
Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attackSenegal arrests 2 suspected extremists linked to deadly Ivory Coast resort attack
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Extremists attack Niger military patrol, kill 15 soldiersA spokesman for Niger's military says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on a patrol near the country's border with Mali
The Associated Press3 days ago
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed speaks at his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Somalia's new leader, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's new president appoints prime ministerSomalia's new president appoints prime minister, heads to Saudi Arabia on 1st trip abroad
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