2017 in review: 'Disruption, despair and dumpster fires'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The news alerts gushed in: An attack on a concert, a church, an
ice cream parlor
; an assailant wielding a gun or
. There's an earthquake in Mexico, a monsoon in India, a volcanic eruption in Bali, hurricane after hurricane after hurricane. Keep up as your phone vibrates with word of your favorite actor accused of misconduct. Make that anchorman. Or politician. Or radio star....
Zimbabwe ruling party seals Mugabe's fall from grace
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Delegates from Zimbabwe's ruling party on Friday sealed the fate of Robert Mugabe, a man they had revered for decades but removed from power in dramatic scenes last month....
The Latest: Zimbabwe ruling party seals Mugabe's exit
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's new president (all times local):...
Senegal's new airport faces 24-hour strike by workers
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Air traffic controllers at Senegal's newly opened international airport are staging a 24-hour strike that has left hundreds of travelers stranded....
10 killed as police clash with illegal miners in Nigeria
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Residents say more than 10 illegal miners have been killed in northeast Nigeria's Mambilla region after clashing with police....
Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Dozens of Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the transfer of $1 billion to aid the federal government's fight against the deadly Boko Haram insurgency, signaling that previous announcements of victory over the Islamic extremists had come too soon....
3,100 migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The European Union and African Union say at least 3,100 migrants who were stranded in Libya have been returned to their home countries in the past two weeks....
Egypt to sign deal to help resumption of Russian flights
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian Aviation Ministry officials say a security protocol is soon to be signed with Russia to prepare for the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt after more than a two-year hiatus....
Egypt activist sentenced to 3 years for government criticism
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian lawyers say a prominent activist and opposition figure has been sentenced to three years over his criticism of the government's decision to transfer control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia....
Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions....
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