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Leader of Nigerian separatist group arrested, faces trial

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LAGOS, Nigeria — A Nigerian leading a movement calling for the secession of part of southeast Nigeria has been arrested and is to stand...

Last chance for Tokyo: Final 4 Olympic hoop qualifiers begin

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Toronto coach Nick Nurse is an American. Born in Iowa. Owns a home in Florida. A lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs. ...

Tunisian navy rescues 178 migrants, recovers 2 bodies

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TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian naval forces recovered two bodies and picked up 178 migrants from the Mediterranean on Sunday after the boats transporting them...

Ivory Coast court sentences former PM to life in prison

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — An Ivory Coast court has sentenced prominent opposition figure and former prime minister Guillaume Soro to life in prison for...

Biden outlines vaccine plan, set to miss global-sharing goal

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to fall short of his commitment to shipping 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses abroad by the end...

Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso as U.N. Special Envoy

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GOUDOUBO, Burkina Faso — Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has visited war-weakened Burkina Faso to show solidarity with people who continue to welcome the displaced,...

Ivory Coast’s former president Gbagbo attends Mass in public

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has made one of his first public appearances since returning home after nearly a...

Guinea declares end to latest Ebola outbreak that killed 12

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DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has declared an end to an...

As Olympics near, Warriors’ Brown eager for Nigerian chance

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There was a small hurdle that officials from the Nigerian basketball federation had to clear before they could even talk to Golden State Warriors...

UN chief criticizes Central African Republic forces’ actions

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UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized the Central African Republic’s security and allied forces in a new report for an “unprecedented increase...