Radical group identifies gunmen behind Mali hotel attack
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Radical group identifies gunmen behind Mali hotel attack

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali began a three-day mourning period with flags flying at half-staff on Monday for victims of the assault on a luxury hotel full of foreigners, a day after a dueling claim of responsibility emerged. The Islamic extremist group, Al-Mourabitoun, that first claimed responsibility for Friday’s assault issued a new audio recording … Continue reading

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Kenya’s president reshuffles Cabinet after graft allegations

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president reshuffled his Cabinet Tuesday to replace five ministers who are being investigated for graft and one who resigned over the weekend after being accused of corruption. President Uhuru Kenyatta replaced ministers for transport and infrastructure, agriculture, energy and petroleum, and lands and labor, who vacated office in March to … Continue reading

US warns Burundi leaders over killings, urges dialogue
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US warns Burundi leaders over killings, urges dialogue

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — The U.S. envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region on Tuesday urged Burundi’s government and the opposition to start internationally mediated talks without pre-conditions in order to end the country’s political crisis. Tom Perriello told reporters in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, that the international community is keenly watching events in Burundi, where … Continue reading

Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims
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Egypt antiquities officials scoff at Carson pyramid claims

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Monday scoffed at claims by Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson that Egypt’s ancient pyramids were not built as pharaonic tombs but used to store grain. “Does he even deserve a response? He doesn’t,” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty told the Associated Press on the sidelines of a news conference … Continue reading