- Nigeria: Freed women and girls get food, medical care
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of girls and women, many bewildered and traumatized, are being registered, fed and given medical care in their first day out of Nigeria's war zone.
- Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Their faces were gaunt, their hair tinted orange, their stomachs distended, all signs of malnutrition. They looked ragged, lost, shattered. But the girls were alive and free.
- Rebels attack town in north Mali; thousands march for peace
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Mali's capital calling for peace in the north, as a resident in the town of Dire reported an attack by Tuareg rebels.
- Burundi military says it will remain neutral amid protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's defense minister said Saturday the army will remain neutral amid the street protests stemming from the president's controversial bid for a third term.
- Republic of Congo gov't bans face veils, sleeping in mosques
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — The Republic of Congo's government is banning women from being fully veiled in public to allow easy identification to prevent extremist violence, the president of the Islamic High Council said.
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