Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack
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Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. According to officials, no criminal charges were filed and the service members received administrative punishments … Continue reading

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Burundi: Official says 4 members of ruling party killed
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Burundi: Official says 4 members of ruling party killed

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A Burundi official said Sunday that four members of the country’s ruling party were killed in an attack in continuing violence associated with the extended tenure of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The attack was on supporters of the ruling party who had gathered for an environmental clean-up exercise, said Jerome Ntakarutimana, chief … Continue reading

Many Ugandans wary of protests over election dispute
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Many Ugandans wary of protests over election dispute

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Motorists jostle for parking space at the Kampala mall where oil marketer Penelope Katanagi is at work on her laptop computer, sipping lemonade in a cafe. The mall was largely empty after Uganda’s disputed presidential election as people were afraid of violence, but now customers like Katanagi say they are reassured … Continue reading

C. African Republic leader rushes home amid violence
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C. African Republic leader rushes home amid violence

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s president rushed back Tuesday from the United States as thousands fled their homes in the capital amid concerns the long-volatile country was tumbling back toward anarchy before upcoming elections can be held. President Catherine Samba-Panza called on Christians and Muslims to “reject the new cycle of … Continue reading

Extremists attack Malian army checkpoint, killing 2 soldiers
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Extremists attack Malian army checkpoint, killing 2 soldiers

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an army checkpoint in Timbuktu early Tuesday, killing at least two soldiers and injuring one, the government said. Another soldier is missing and a search has been launched for the extremists who carried out the attacks with automatic weapons, Mali’s government said in a statement. A security … Continue reading

4 killed in apparent revenge attack in Burundi capital
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4 killed in apparent revenge attack in Burundi capital

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Four people were killed Tuesday night in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura as violence persisted following the controversial re-election of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The four friends were shot in a bar, an apparent revenge attack against members of the ruling party, said witnesses in the volatile neighborhood of Musaga. Musaga resident … Continue reading

Violence in South Sudan
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Violence in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency says dozens of children have been killed, at least 12 raped and others abducted and recruited in a series of attacks in South Sudan’s Unity state over a two-week period. UNICEF said in a statement Monday that witnesses believe the attacks were carried out by armed groups … Continue reading