FASS MBAO, Senegal — The only piece of furniture that survived
the most recent flood in Fat Dione's house is her bed. It's propped
up on cinder blocks and hovers just above the water lapping at the
walls of her bedroom.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A former general who ousted this
Islamic nation's first freely elected president is vying to become
its legitimate ruler in elections Saturday expected to return power
to civilian rule.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — Al-Qaida's North African branch
has claimed responsibility for the killing of an American aid
worker shot dead this week in Mauritania's capital, Al-Jazeera TV
RECIFE, Brazil — Authorities started to identify bodies from a
jetliner crash Thursday, and the names of victims found far apart
in the ocean could help prove whether the Air France plane broke up
in the air as investigators link them to seat assignments.
DAKAR, Senegal — Congo's invitation to its longtime enemy Rwanda
to deploy up to 2,000 troops marked an extraordinary reversal of
alliances, but the Congolese government said Wednesday that the
Rwandan forces were there only to observe, not to fight Hutu
DAKAR, Senegal — Ugandan rebels in eastern Congo have ruthlessly
killed at least 620 people in the past month, and vulnerable
civilians in the region desperately need protection, human rights
groups said Saturday.