ROME - An Italian man kidnapped in Nigeria last week has been released, the Italian foreign ministry said on Thursday without giving further details.
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MOGADISHU - Somalia's president named economist Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as his new prime minister on Thursday, ending weeks of political paralysis in the Horn of Africa country as it strives to secure fragile security gains against Islamist militants.
ABUJA - One of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's predecessors and mentors has turned against him, penning a scathing denunciation that could deepen division in the ruling party and potentially embolden Jonathan's rivals.
* Former leader says Jonathan promised not to seek 2nd term
BUJUMBURA - The United States began air lifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic on Thursday, part of efforts to help African and French forces prevent a descent into civil war, Burundi's army said.
ABUJA - Nigerian authorities have largely ignored sectarian clashes in the nation's religiously mixed central region that have killed 3,000 people since 2010, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
CAIRO - Harboring grudges that date back to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egypt’s Interior Ministry and police, not the army, were prime movers in overthrowing the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Mursi. Full Article | Slideshow