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Church associate arrested in death of pastor, councilwoman gunned down outside her New Jersey home

May. 30, 2023 18:25 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A church associate of a pastor and town councilwoman who was gunned down in her SUV outside her home in February was arrested Tuesday on murder and gun charges, New Jersey prosecutors said. Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was linked to the...

Drivers line up for gasoline across Nigeria after new president scraps fuel subsidy

May. 30, 2023 12:37 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Bola Tinubu has scrapped a decadeslong government-funded subsidy that has helped reduce the price of gasoline, leading to long lines at fuel stations Tuesday as drivers scrambled to stock up before costs rise. As people rushed to buy gas in...

8 killed in northern Cameroon by Boko Haram fighters, regional official says

May. 30, 2023 12:16 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Extremist fighters killed eight people including soldiers in multiple attacks in northern Cameroon on Tuesday, a regional official said. Fighters with Boko Haram killed three customs officers, three soldiers and two civilians in separate attacks in the...

USA Basketball to play host to Puerto Rico in World Cup tuneup at Las Vegas

May. 30, 2023 10:50 AM EDT

USA Basketball has finalized its schedule of exhibition games leading into this summer’s FIBA World Cup, announcing Tuesday that it will open the five-game slate against Puerto Rico in Las Vegas on Aug. 7. It will be the only World Cup warmup game in the U.S. for the Americans, a...

Bola Tinubu sworn in as Nigeria's president amid hopes, skepticism

May. 29, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Bola Tinubu became Nigeria's president on Monday during a period of unprecedented challenges for Africa’s most populous country, leaving some citizens hopeful for a better life and others skeptical that his government would perform better than the one he succeeded. ...

Bola Tinubu has been sworn in as Nigeria's president, inheriting a country facing serious challenges.

May. 29, 2023 05:44 AM EDT
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Bola Tinubu has been sworn in as Nigeria's president, inheriting a country facing serious challenges.

In Nigeria’s hard-hit north, families seek justice as armed groups seek control

May. 28, 2023 07:21 AM EDT

Associated Press (AP) — Christian Jonathan's mother was holding the 9-month-old boy in her arms when she was shot dead during an attack on their village in northwestern Nigeria. The assailants cut off one of Christian's fingers and abandoned him by the side of the road with a bullet wound in his...

More than 30 abducted women released in Cameroon; some tortured in captivity

May. 26, 2023 13:06 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — More than 30 women abducted by separatist rebels for protesting illegal taxes imposed on them were released, the government said Friday. The women were taken earlier this month from Babanki, a farming village in the Northwest Region, along the border with...

Released on bail, Nigeria’s Kuti to begin concert tour amid assault trial

May. 24, 2023 13:50 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Afrobeat star facing trial on charges of assaulting a police officer will embark on a delayed concert tour after being released on bail, his manager said Wednesday. Seun Kuti, who was in court on Wednesday, has concerts scheduled in more than a...

More than 30 women in Cameroon abducted by separatist fighters for protesting illegal taxes

May. 23, 2023 15:53 PM EDT

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — More than 30 women were abducted by separatist rebels in Cameroon, for protesting illegal taxes imposed on them by the fighters, said the government on Tuesday. The women were taken from Babanki, a farming village in the Northwest region along the border with Nigeria,...