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Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police offici... Full Story

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  • 2 bombs kill at least 25 in Kaduna, north Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna.

  • Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting
    Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen killed a Somali lawmaker in a drive-by shooting Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a police official said.

  • South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail
    South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia.

  • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.

  • Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls
    Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.

  • C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent

    BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings.

  • Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital.

  • Kenya military Twitter account hacked

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday

  • US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.

  • 4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking
    4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police on Monday searched for assailants who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out of the vehicle. The boy was later found dead in the abandoned vehicle.

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