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Survivors of Ivory Coast attack describe confusion and fear
Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenseless civilians at a beachfront resort town. The attack left 18 dead.
 
Huge Moroccan protests against UN chief's stance on W. Sahara
Up to 1 million Moroccans marched through their capital Sunday to protest the U.N. secretary-general's remarks about the contested Western Sahara territory.
 
Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail sacked Sunday the justice minister after he said on television that he would arrest even "a prophet," in remarks that sparked outrage in the country.
 
Two Chadian peacekeepers were shot dead and a third lightly wounded by a colleague in northern Mali, the U.N. mission said on Sunday, less than three weeks after a similar shooting.
 
Using tech to reduce maternal, infant mortality
The joy of Mrs. Ariyo, knew no bounds when she delivered her baby a few years ago.
 
Cuban exodus leaves behind many of its senior citizens
They have lived through dictatorship, the Cuban Revolution, the Missile Crisis, the Cold War, the near-starvation of the "special period" and rapprochement with the United States.
 
Is Africa ready to take on the war against malaria, HIV, Ebola and the like? Not yet, said some of the continent's brightest scientific minds at a landmark gathering this week in Senegal.
 
Burundi's attorney general acknowledged Thursday that the government buried dozens of suspected rebels who died after attacks on four military bases without notifying their families, but fell short of admitting the existence of mass graves.
 
A U.N. report describing sweeping crimes like children and the disabled being burned alive and fighters being allowed to rape women as payment shows South Sudan is facing "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world," the U.N. human rights chief said Friday.
 
The Arab League's 22 members picked a veteran Egyptian diplomat to head the body in a late-night session on Thursday. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit was the only contender for the post.
 
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