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53 Dead in Ghana Road Crash

Authorities in Ghana say at least 53 people died in a collision between a bus and a truck on a highway north of the capital, Accra, Wednesday night. Ghana’s President John Mahama tweeted a...

Kenya to Build Jail for Terror Suspects

NAIROBI, KENYA The Kenyan government is planning to build a new prison to confine only terrorist suspects and sympathizers. The facility is intended to deter the spread of terrorist ideology. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta...

Al-Shabab denies Kenya has killed its spy

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab has denied that its intelligence chief has been killed in a Kenyan air strike in southern Somalia. Mohammed Karatey and 10 other al-Shabab commanders were killed in the strike on...

EU Warns Burundi of More Sanctions

European Union foreign ministers say they are prepared to increase economic sanctions on Burundi which has been in a political crisis since July when President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term. The EU ministers...

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