Boko Haram returns Nigeria girls, warns not to put in school
DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: "Don't ever put your daughters in school again."...
Guinea worm disease transmission stopped in South Sudan
ATLANTA (AP) -- South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, the nation's health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the painful affliction....
The Latest: Number of freed Nigerian schoolgirls up to 104
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The Latest on the mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls (all times local):...
Zimbabwe's president releases thousands from prison
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's new president is commuting death sentences for some prisoners and releasing thousands of people from prison, including most women and everyone under age 18....
US targets South Sudan oil sector, ministries over civil war
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The United States is targeting South Sudan's state-owned oil company, its oil and mining ministries and a dozen other oil-related entities in an attempt to stem the financial flow fuelling the country's civil war....
US pressures South Sudan's oil sector over civil war
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The United States is taking action against 15 South Sudanese oil-related entities in an attempt to stem the financial flow fuelling the country's civil war....
Gambia arrests 10 with possible links to activist's death
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambian police have arrested 10 officers of the State Intelligence Service with possible links to the murder of activist Ebrima Solo Sandeng....
Egypt's alternative to el-Sissi says campaign 'very serious'
CAIRO (AP) -- The little-known alternative candidate to Egypt's president in next week's election insisted on Wednesday that his campaign is serious, despite charges he entered the race at the last minute only to give it a veneer of legitimacy....
Egypt hands life sentences to 9 on terror-related charges
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced in absentia nine alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life imprisonment for forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions....
In Egypt election, el-Sissi imposes stability over democracy
CAIRO (AP) -- The sole candidate running against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has had two showcase campaign rallies in downtown Cairo. The first was a disaster. No one showed up except a few campaign workers....
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