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  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch...
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  • Nigeria says it knows location of kidnapped girls

    Nigeria's military has located more than 270 girls kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, the country's chief of defense staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said Monday. "The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but...
  • Fear and determination for Nigerians at heart of #BringBackOurGirls

    Each day the relatives, friends and activists gather in a park below a towering luxury hotel here in the Nigerian capital to plan the next step in their effort to bring back 276 abducted girls. On Wednesday, the #BringBackOurGirls international social...
  • Nigerian schoolgirls recall Boko Haram kidnapping

    Nigerian schoolgirls recall Boko Haram kidnapping
    Escape seemed hopeless. The militants' convoy of pickup trucks, buses and motorcycles penetrated deep into the northeastern Nigerian forest in the dead of night with its haul: several hundred schoolgirls. A phalanx of motorcycles puttered on either...
  • Nigeria bombing: 'People are dying every day.... We are not safe'

    In the teeming Nigerian market, a group of final-year medical laboratory students ambled home after their lectures. Blessing Gushi, a 30-year-old pharmacist, stopped to buy food for her family. Elizabeth Musa, 50, a trader, was selling sweets, drinks...
  • Egyptian court sentences 529 to death in killing of police officer

    Egyptian court sentences 529 to death in killing of police officer
    CAIRO — In the first case of its kind under Egypt’s military-backed government, a criminal court on Monday simultaneously sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to death, the state news agency reported. However,...
  • U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

    U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
    The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group last month, the White...
  • As South Africa elections approach, disillusionment is leading

    As South Africa elections approach, disillusionment is leading
    On a red-dust wasteland at the edge of this South African shantytown, little white pegs in the ground mark the government's assurance that it would provide running water and electricity before Wednesday's national elections. It was a promise never kept....
  • South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with

    South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with
    In this drab township pocked by ponds of raw sewage and piles of uncollected trash, voters who lined up Wednesday to cast ballots in South Africa's election aired similar complaints: lack of jobs, lack of sewer pipes, uncollected trash, poor government...
  • South Africa's ANC set to win national election as counting continues

    South Africa's governing African National Congress was headed for victory after the tallying of 70% of votes in Wednesday's national election, but its major opponent made significant gains. The ANC had won 62.5% of the vote in the latest tabulations,...
  • South Africa's ANC poised to return to power; ballot questions arise

    South Africa's ruling African National Congress was headed for victory Thursday in parliamentary elections and President Jacob Zuma is likely to remain in office despite voter disenchantment over corruption and high unemployment. The lower house of...