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

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
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AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda’s mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives. Because the girl had AIDS, which can fuel stigmatization and invite harsh judgment, the mother wanted her daughter’s condition kept a secret within the family. Yet as she grew older, Natukunda, … Continue reading