Somalia soldier, 4 militants killed in training site attack
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Somalia soldier, 4 militants killed in training site attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali soldier and four militants were killed Sunday as an al-Qaida-linked extremist group tried to attack a training compound used for intelligence officials in Mogadishu, a police officer said. The attack started with a suicide car bombing outside the intelligence school, which killed two attackers and a soldier, police Capt. … Continue reading

South African court puts restrictions on Sudan’s president
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South African court puts restrictions on Sudan’s president

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was in South Africa for an African Union summit, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest. Sudanese officials, however, said al-Bashir had been assured by the South African government that he would … Continue reading

Reporter needles Angola’s power elite from his kitchen table
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Reporter needles Angola’s power elite from his kitchen table

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Often writing at his kitchen table, Rafael Marques de Morais, a journalist and human rights advocate, needles Angola’s ruling establishment with reports on alleged wrongdoing by officials, military figures and business executives. A rare voice of criticism in this southern African country, he is often in trouble. Last month, for instance, Marques … Continue reading

Burundi panel proposes July 15 for presidential vote
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Burundi panel proposes July 15 for presidential vote

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi’s electoral commission proposed Monday that a presidential election be held July 15 in the Central African nation despite persistent violence over the president’s disputed bid for a third term. Gunfire rang out Monday as heavily armed police in Bujumbura, the capital, surrounded some neighborhoods in a bid to stop protesters … Continue reading

Nigeria’s legislature to be led by presidential opponents
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Nigeria’s legislature to be led by presidential opponents

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Candidates for Nigeria’s main opposition party were elected Tuesday to head both houses of the legislature in votes highlighting the cracks in the coalition that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power just last month. Despite his coalition holding more seats in both houses, candidates with backing from the opposition People’s Democratic … Continue reading

South African police investigating World Cup bribes
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South African police investigating World Cup bribes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into World Cup bribery allegations, and an opposition lawmaker said Thursday he had information suggesting “high-level” involvement. Anton Alberts of the Freedom Front Plus said the information his party received claimed a previous investigation into payments around the World Cup bid … Continue reading