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Officers: 83 Nigerian soldiers missing in Boko Haram attack
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Some 83 Nigerian soldiers are missing in action since Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote military base in the northeast, senior army officers said Sunday....
Freed hostages brought to Kenya, after being held in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Twenty-six Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday....
Somali extremists retake town in central Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out Sunday, according to residents....
Burkina Faso police kill suspected extremist in capital
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's police director-general says a police squad has killed a suspected Islamic extremist after a shootout in the capital....
Thousands flock to Cameroon hospitals in search of family
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Thousands of Cameroonians have flocked to hospitals in the country's two main cities on Sunday in search of corpses and survivors after an overloaded train derailed Friday, killing more than 70 people and injuring 600....
Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Like other widows of civilians fighting the Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria, she spent long months waiting for any kind of government support....
Mauritanian released from Guantanamo won't pursue complaints
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) -- A Mauritanian who returned home Monday after being held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for nearly 14 years says he will not file complaints against the United States or Mauritania....
Little known group says it's behind Egypt officer's killing
CAIRO (AP) -- A little known Egyptian group has claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Egyptian army officer outside his suburban Cairo home....
Reports: High-level Syrian delegation arrives in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian media is reporting that a high-level Syrian delegation has arrived in Cairo for talks with unnamed senior officials....
Egypt inches toward IMF bailout as shortages, prices enrage
CAIRO (AP) -- For two weeks now, the shelf once piled with bags of sugar - for better or worse Egypt's most loved commodity - has stood empty at this grocery store in bustling downtown Cairo....