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Maldives police arrest opposition leaders after clashes

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Authorities in the Maldives arrested three opposition leaders and nearly 200 other people after clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of the Indian Ocean islands' president and the release from jail of his predecessor and the main opponent.
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Nigeria: 234 more women, children rescued

(CNN)Nigerian troops have rescued an additional 234 women and girls in the Sambisa Forest, a stronghold for Boko Haram militants, a Nigerian military spokesman said Friday. ...
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Outrage after S African minister denied entry to Israel

South Africa demands explanation from Tel Aviv after minister is denied visa to visit Israel for diplomatic work....
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Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) - Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. ...
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Toll from DR Congo machete attack rises to 19

Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) - Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in a machete attack in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll Thursday....
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Kenya warned over closing world's biggest refugee camp

Geneva (AFP) - The United Nations warned Kenyan authorities Tuesday that closing the world's biggest refugee camp complex would have "extreme humanitarian and practical consequences" and would violate international law. ...
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Zimbabwean president arrives in South Africa for state visit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has arrived in South Africa for his first official state visit in more than 20 years....
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Kenya names law graduate as gunman in student massacre

Nairobi (AFP) - Kenya authorities have named one of the gunmen who killed 148 people in a university massacre as an ethnic Somali Kenyan national and law graduate, highlighting the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab's ability to recruit within the country....
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Retreating Boko Haram leaves mass of throat-slit corpses near Nigerian town

DAMASAK, Nigeria (Reuters) - Soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the Nigerian town of Damasak from Boko Haram militants have discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, scattered under a bridge, a Reuters witness said....
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Boko Haram losses and the Nigerian election campaign

Lagos (AFP) - The Nigerian Army and its allies have claimed a series of successes against Boko Haram, on the face of it handing President Goodluck Jonathan a trump card in upcoming elections....
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