2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism
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2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two Iranian men were charged Thursday in a Kenyan court with collecting information to facilitate a terrorist act after they were allegedly found with video footage of the Israeli embassy. Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahim and Abdolhosein Gholi Safaee were arrested Tuesday in an Iranian diplomatic car on Bishops Road in Nairobi, after … Continue reading

Senegal mourns world-renowned sculptor Ousmane Sow
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Senegal mourns world-renowned sculptor Ousmane Sow

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ousmane Sow, a Senegalese sculptor whose work celebrated African tribes along with historical icons such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., has died at 81, the culture minister said Thursday. The Senegalese people “are losing one of their most emblematic figures” — a man who was “admired everywhere,” Mbagnick … Continue reading

8 killed as bombing targets taxi in northeastern Nigeria
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8 killed as bombing targets taxi in northeastern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion targeted a passenger-filled taxi in northeastern Nigeria’s largest city on Wednesday, killing eight people in the deadliest bombing there in several months, officials said. The National Emergency Management Agency said in a statement that 15 people had been hospitalized with injuries. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. … Continue reading

South African police clash with student protesters
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South African police clash with student protesters

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say police fired rubber bullets during clashes with university students protesting for free education. The violence broke out Wednesday at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. The African News Agency says 10 students were arrested during the confrontation with police. Several South African universities have suspended classes because of clashes between … Continue reading

Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government
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Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a U.N.-brokered government and said the country would be better served by a leader with “high-level military experience.” In a series of written responses to questions from The Associated Press this week, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter said … Continue reading