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Ex-Ivory Coast leader at Belgian airport, likely headed home

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BRUSSELS — The former president of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, checked in at Belgium’s main airport on Thursday, his lawyer said, ready to...

Ivory Coast’s ex-president to return 10 years after arrest

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Laurent Gbagbo's refusal to accept defeat in Ivory Coast's 2010 presidential election sparked months of violence that killed at least...

Spanish prize honors group empowering African girls, women

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MADRID — A consortium of non-profit groups that aims to reduce poverty in Africa through educating more girls and empowering women has won a...

Biden nominates 9 to high-profile ambassador postings

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GENEVA — President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled picks for several high-profile ambassadorial postings, tapping career diplomats steeped in foreign policy experience — as...

UN envoy: More insecurity in Mali will have `drastic’ impact

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UNITED NATIONS — The new U.N. special envoy for crisis-wracked Mali warned Monday that further insecurity, especially in the country’s center and north, will...

1 student fatally shot in new abduction in Nigeria’s north

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LAGOS, Nigeria — A student has been fatally shot at a school in northern Nigeria as gunmen abducted eight students and two lecturers in...

Trial begins for Marine accused in soldier’s hazing death

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NORFOLK, Va. — To hear a military prosecutor tell it, U.S. Marine Mario Madera-Rodriguez was tasked with smashing open the bedroom door of a...

Ajax goalkeeper Onana’s ban for doping cut to 9 months

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Ajax goalkeeper André Onana had his ban for a positive doping test cut to nine months on Thursday and can resume...

IS-linked group says Boko Haram leader in Nigeria is dead

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The leader of Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, according to a jihadi organization linked to the...

Mali junta leader sworn in as president after 2nd coup

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BAMAKO, Mali — Mali’s coup leader Col. Assimi Goita was sworn in Monday as president of a transitional government, solidifying his grip on power...