Africa

Al-Shabab Kills 4 UNICEF Workers in Somalia

This image made from video shows the scene following a bomb attack on a van carrying U.N. employees in Garowe, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of northern Somalia Monday, April 20, 2015. A bomb exploded Monday in northern Somalia, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others, police and U.N. officials said, with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group claiming responsibility for the attack, according to the group's Andalus radio. (AP Photo)
This image made from video shows the scene following a bomb attack on a van carrying U.N. employees in Garowe, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of northern Somalia Monday, April 20, 2015. A bomb exploded Monday in northern Somalia, killing at least 10 people and wounding many others, police and U.N. officials said, with the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group claiming responsibility for the attack, according to the group's Andalus radio. (AP Photo)

MOGADISHU, Somalia—Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four...

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Children in Senegal Forced to Beg Despite Law

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  • This image made from video shows the scene following a bomb attack on a van carrying U.N. employees in Garowe, in the semiautonomous Puntland region of northern Somalia Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo)

    Al-Shabab Bombs UN Van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF Workers Killed

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  • A crowd of anti-immigrant protesters stand on a burned-out car outside the Jeppe hostel in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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  • Somali soldiers look at the bodies of suspected attackers after a car bomb that was detonated at the gates of a government office complex in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. A number of people were killed on Tuesday when attackers stormed the ministry of higher education after a suicide car bomber detonated his vehicle at the gate of the office complex, opening the way for gunmen to enter, according to a senior police officer. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Al-shabab Bombs UN Van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF Workers Killed

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  • This undated image made from a video released by Islamic State militants, Sunday, April 19, 2015, appears to show the killing of a group of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The 29-minute video released online Sunday purportedly shows two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an IS affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in the south. A masked fighter delivers a long statement before the video switches between footage that purportedly shows the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach. (Militant video via AP)

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  • A crowd of anti-immigrant protesters demonstrate outside the Jeppe hostel in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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  • Local residents run away from tear-gas fired by police to disperse anti-immigrant protesters in Actonville, east Johannesburg, South Africa, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Unrest Amid Pleas to End Attacks on Immigrants in S. Africa

    JOHANNESBURG—President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city... Read more

  • Egyptians gather at the scene following a bombing that struck a main police station in the capital of the northern Sinai province in el-Arish, Egypt, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The explosion comes hours after a roadside bomb killed many soldiers traveling south of el-Arish in an armored vehicle. The region has been hit by an Islamic insurgency by a group that recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Muhamed Sabry)

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    EL-ARISH, Egypt—An Egyptian army official says an armored military vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a raid on militant hideouts in northern Sinai Peninsula and... Read more

  • RWANDA-BURUNDI-UNREST

    Citing Political Pressure, 5,000 Burundians Flee to Rwanda

    KAMPALA, Uganda—More than 5,800 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda so far this month amid fears of violence before elections later this year, the United... Read more

  • People hold candles during a vigil to mark the one year anniversary of the abduction of girls studying at the Chibok government secondary school, Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. On the first anniversary of the day 276 schoolgirls were snatched in the middle of the night as they prepared to write science exams at their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said he cannot promise to find the 219 who are still missing. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria Sending Military Where Boko Haram May Be Holding Abducted Girls

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a northeastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are... Read more

  • A migrant receives first aid upon disembarking at Palermo's harbor, Italy, after being rescued at sea, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The precise number of migrants who have perished in the Mediterranean sea as they flee poverty, war and other conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Asia is unknown. Only the bodies that wash ashore or are found drowned in the sea or dead aboard, of thirst or exposure, by rescuers are counted. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Drowning of 400 Migrants Latest in Long List of Tragedies Suffered by People Fleeing War and Poverty

    ROME—Fleeing poverty, war or other violence in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, migrants have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean over the years... Read more

  • Young protesters hold up placards demanding help from the Nigerian government to find the some 219 girls who remain missing on the first anniversary of the kidnapping by Islamic extremists, during a demonstration outside the Nigerian High Commission in London, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. April 14th marks the one year anniversary of the abduction from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, but Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that "We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown." (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    School Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Not Forgotten in Nigeria One Year Later

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  • An empty classroom of Bassa High school in Buchanan, the largest grade school in the second port city of Liberia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Sierra Leone Children Go Back to School after 9 Months

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—It’s back to school for some 1.8 million children in Sierra Leone, but not from vacation. After a nine-month hiatus, more than 8,000 schools... Read more

  • A Somali soldier runs during fighting following a car bomb that was detonated at the gates of a government office complex in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, April 14, 2015. (AP/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    17 Die in Attack on Government Buildings in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—Seventeen people, including eight soldiers, two civilians, and seven attackers were killed on Tuesday in an attack on a government office complex in the... Read more

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, April 8, 2015, an aerial view of houses destroyed by Boko Haram in Gwoza, Nigeria, a town newly liberated from Boko Haram. Each day brings new reports of atrocities, with mass graves being discovered in towns seized back from the militants who had set up a so-called “Islamic caliphate” across a great swath of northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram's nearly 6-year-old Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria that has killed thousands — a reported 10,000 just last year — and forced more than 1.5 million from their homes. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)

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  • President Omar al-Bashir casts his ballot as he runs for another term, on the first day of the presidential and legislative elections, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015. Sudan began voting Monday in an election expected to be won by al-Bashir, who has ruled Sudan unchallenged for 25 years. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

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