Female Bomber Kills 6 In Nigeria, 10-year-old With

Nigeria says arrests 10-year-old girl wearing explosives belt

A crime patrol is seen outside the partially burnt police station in the Sheka neighbourhood of the northern Nigerian city of Kano on January 25, 2012.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria on Wednesday said it had arrested a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her body in northern Katsina state, as neighbouring Kano was hit by a female suicide bomber for t ...

Filipina nurse kidnapped, raped in Libya's Tripoli

Smoke billows from a road leading to Tripoli's international airport as fighting between rival factions continues on July 23, 2014.  By Mahmud Turkia (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tripoli (AFP) - Unknown gunmen kidnapped and raped a Filipina nurse Wednesday in the Libyan capital, medics and security officials said. The woman was seized early in the morning as she was on her ...

Libya parliament to hold 'emergency meeting' Saturday in Tobruk

A masked Libyan gunman stands on a street in the eastern city of Benghazi, early on July 29, 2014.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) - Libya's new parliament, elected on June 25, will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday in Tobruk in the east of the country, MP Abu Bakr Biira told AFP. The parliament had ...

UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement of intent to form new administration in central Somalia

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed today's agreement in principle ...

Arrested Fraudster Admitted Committing Crime

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

[B]The employment scammer arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for duping job seekers under the guise of recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service, Custom Service and the Ni ...

Nigeria suicide blast kills six in Kano

A crime patrol is seen outside the partially burnt police station in the Sheka neighbourhood of the northern Nigerian city of Kano on January 25, 2012.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Abuja (AFP) - The latest suicide blast in Nigeria's Kano city killed six people on Wednesday and was carried out by a woman, the fourth time a female bomber has attacked the city in a week, an officia ...

'No intact bodies' in grim Air Algerie crash probe

Investigators gather evidence at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, on July 29, 2014.  By Sia Kambou (AFP) Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gossi (Mali) (AFP) - Dressed in protective white overalls, French experts sift through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the northern Mali desert last week, killing all 118 o ...

Tunisia can't cope with massive Libya refugee influx: minister

Somali refugees protect themselves from a sandstorm on April 24, 2011 in Choucha, Tunisia, near the Tunsia-Libya border.  By Borni Hichem (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tunis (AFP) - Tunisia cannot cope with any massive influx of refugees who might seek to enter the country from strife-torn neighbouring Libya and will close its border if necessary, the foreign minist ...

'Suicide blast' rocks college campus in Nigeria's Kano

A crime patrol is seen outside the partially burnt police station in the Sheka neighbourhood of the northern Nigerian city of Kano on January 25, 2012.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - A suicide bomber targeted students at a technical college in Nigeria's second city of Kano on Wednesday as the campus reopened following a Muslim holiday, witnesses said. Det ...

Nigerian police foil suicide bombing attempt by woman in Kano

Police officers in Kano on July 24, 2014 stand near the mangled remains of a water dispenser in which an explosive was concealed.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File) Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lagos (AFP) - Police on Sunday prevented a female would-be suicide bomber from c ...

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South Africa's metal workers call off major strike

Striking workers hold placards as they demonstrate during a nationwide strike called by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) in Johannesburg on July 1, 2014.  By Mujahid Safodien (AFP/File) Monday, July 28, 2014

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African striking engineering and metals workers have ...

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South Africa union leader killed after named in inquiry

A miner holds up a machete as he sits with other workers during a strike calling for increased wages, at a platinum mine in Marikana on August 16, 2012.  By  (AFP/File) Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pretoria (AFP) - A leader of radical South African union AMCU was shot dead afte ...

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South Africa stun New Zealand for rugby sevens gold

South Africa's Cecil Afrika scores a try in the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens gold medal match against New Zealand in Glasgow on July 27, 2014.  By Carl Court (AFP) Monday, July 28, 2014

Glasgow (AFP) - South Africa stunned four-time champions New Zealand with a nail ...

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South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference

This picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows people walking past an Friday, July 25, 2014

Melbourne (AFP) - South Africa's port city of Durban will host the 21st Internat ...

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Gunmen shoot dead security commanders in Egypt's Sinai

An Israeli police car blocks the road on the Israeli side of the Taba crossing leading into Egypt on February 16, 2014.  By Jack Guez (AFP/File) Friday, July 25, 2014

Cairo (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead two senior police and army officers on Friday in ...

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