Burundi Protesters Defy Police Crackdown

Remarks by President Obama and President Essebsi of Tunisia after Bilateral Meeting

Friday, May 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Oval Office 11:40 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: It is a great pleasure to welcome back President Caid Essebsi to the Oval Office. We had ...

Islamist Shebab gunmen storm Kenya village

A billboard put up by the Kenyan interior ministry shows alleged Shebab commander Mohamed Mohamud on April 17, 2015 Nairobi.  By Simon Maina (AFP/File) Friday, May 22, 2015

Nairobi (AFP) - Islamist gunmen raided a village in northeastern Kenya, the interior ministry said Friday, the latest in a string of brazen attacks by the Somali-led, Al-Qaeda affiliated insurgents. ...

FACT SHEET: Enduring U.S.-Tunisian Relations

Friday, May 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United States and Tunisia have enjoyed a strong diplomatic relationship for more than 200 years. In 1799, the United States concluded ...

Hero driver still traumatised by 2009 attack on S.Lanka cricket team

Pakistani bus driver Meher Khalil, who drove the Sri Lankan cricket team to safety when it came under a gun and grenade attack by militants in March 2009, speaks to AFP at the site of the attack in Lahore on May 21, 2015.  By Aamir Qureshi (AFP) Friday, May 22, 2015

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - Meher Khalil earned fame and success after saving Sri Lanka's cricket team from a deadly 2009 attack in Pakistan, but the bus driver calls the incident "tragic" and says it i ...

Boat people grateful for sanctuary, baffled by Gambia offer

Rohingya women and children from Myanmar sit at a new confinement area in Bayeun, Aceh province on May 21, 2015 after being rescued.  By Romeo Gacad (AFP) Friday, May 22, 2015

Bayeun (Indonesia) (AFP) - Boat people who have come ashore in Southeast Asia after harrowing journeys are delighted that Indonesia and Malaysia will give them temporary shelter -- although some were ...

Tunisia's sunbeds and souks empty after museum attack

It's another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the Friday, May 22, 2015

Djerba (Tunisia) (AFP) - It's another sun-drenched day but the deckchairs of a four-star hotel on the island of Djerba stand empty, in a sign of the "catastrophic" summer on the horizon for Tunisian t ...

Far from Libya chaos, drivers battle it out in dunes

Friday, May 22, 2015

Qarabuli (Libya) (AFP) - With the engines throbbing, young Libyans battle it out among the sand dunes, not with Humvee-style fighting vehicles but brightly coloured and sporty four-wheel drives. In ...

Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO

A woman looks at her sick child laying under a mosquito net in a hospital on April 24, 2015 in Abidjan.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File) Friday, May 22, 2015

Geneva (AFP) - Countries have agreed to rid the world of malaria almost completely over the next 15 years, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Diplomats gathered in Geneva for the UN healt ...

Zimbabwe series more than just cricket for Pakistan

Pakistan's Twenty20 cricket captain Shahid Afridi speaks during a press conference at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on May 21, 2015.  By Aamir Qureshi (AFP/File) Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - It may be a low-key affair in strictly cricketing terms, but Friday's opening Twenty20 clash between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Lahore represents a chance for the hosts to show ...

Somalia's Shebab condemns 'savage Buddhists', urges Rohingya help

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants condemn Myanmar's Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants on Wednesday co ...

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Boko Haram kills 3, abducts 7 in NE Nigeria: local govt

Nigerian soldiers patrol in Madagali on March 15, 2015, after retaking the town from Boko Haram.  By  (Nigerian Army Press Service/AFP) Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen have killed three people and abducted s ...

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Nigeria military says 579 troops facing court martial

Nigerien army forces patrol in pickup trucks near Malam Fatori on April 3, 2015.  By Philippe Desmazes (AFP/File) Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's military said Wednesday that 579 officers and soldiers w ...

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Burundi president says country 'secure', elections will take place in 'peace'

Protestors opposed to a third term for the Burundian President hitch a ride on a police vehicle past a burning barricade in the Cibitoke neighborhood of Bujumbura on May 19, 2015.  By Carl de Souza (AFP) Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza insisted Wednesd ...

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Egypt sentences deposed Islamist president Morsi to death

Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, photographed in May 2014.  By Tarek El-Gabass (AFP/File) Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mor ...

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South Africa reject Mashamaite scoops awards

Kaizer Chiefs supporters cheer on their side during a 2007 exhibition match against Tottenham Hotspur at Newlands stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.  By Gianluigi Guercia (AFP/File) Monday, May 18, 2015

Johannesburg (AFP) - South African national team reject Tefu Mashamaite was $40, ...

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