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World Feb 16Nigeria’s candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay
Nigeria’s top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa’s largest democracy for calm.
World Jan 06AP Explains: Why Congo’s election could lead to violence
The results of Congo’s presidential election were delayed Sunday. And some 80 U.S. military personnel have been deployed to Central Africa to protect U.S. assets from possible “violent demonstrations” in over the outcome.
Politics Dec 13Trump’s new Africa strategy takes sharp aim at China and Russia
The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the "predatory" practices of China and Russia, which are "deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive…
World Nov 30As Ebola outbreak worsens, health experts urge Trump administration action
This Ebola outbreak is like no other since health workers have compared the region to a war zone.
World Nov 29Congo’s Ebola outbreak reaches 2nd largest in history, WHO says
Attacks by rebel groups and open hostility by some wary locals have posed serious challenges to health workers that Ebola experts say they've never been seen before.
World Oct 21Congo rebels kill 15, abduct kids in Ebola outbreak region
Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the center of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo's military said Sunday, as the violence threatened to again force the suspension of crucial virus containment efforts.
World Oct 16U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab extremist fighters
The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. military has carried out more than two dozen airstrikes this year against the al-Qaida-linked…
World Oct 13Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo
The deadly virus' appearance for the first time in the far northeast has sparked fear.
World Jun 29‘Permanent’ cease-fire begins in South Sudan’s civil war
The civil war that erupted in late 2013, just two years after South Sudan won independence from Sudan, has killed tens of thousands and created Africa's largest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
World Jan 12How African countries are reacting to Trump’s vulgar comments
Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn't what people had hoped for.