Philips Olukunle

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Nigeria arrests Mexicans at meth super-lab

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents arrested four Mexicans who were allegedly helping build a "super-lab" capable of producing billions of …

Al-Qaida focuses attention on soft targets in West Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort by an al-Qaida affiliate is the latest sign it is shifting its focus to soft …

At least 22 killed in post-election violence in Uganda's west: police

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Fighting in western Uganda between supporters of rival candidates involved in last month’s national and local elections has killed 22 people and wounded 10 others in recent days, police said.<p>An Ugandan soldier patrols a street in Kampala, Uganda February 20, 2016. REUTERS/Goran …

Syria refugees fear long exile after 5 years of war

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — The murals of forests, seaside cities and beaches being painted on homes in a desert camp in Jordan are cheery …

Burma, after decades of military rule, gets an unassuming democrat as president

RANGOON, Burma — For years, Htin Kyaw was content to stay a few steps outside the spotlight on his close friend Aung San ­Suu Kyi, Burma’s charismatic pro-democracy leader. He’s been with her from the early days of the movement, through her long periods of house arrest to their party’s jubilant …

Ivory Coast gunmen drank beer in bar before attack on resort

Details of the rampage by al-Qaida gunmen emerge as questions are raised over why the popular seaside resort was left so vulnerable<p>Gunmen from al-Qaida’s north African branch drank beer at a beachside bar before launching an attack at an Ivory Coast resort town that left at least 18 people …