Aishat Abba, a 35-year-old mother, spends her days in a crush of beggars soliciting alms from people in passing cars in the northeastern Nigerian city. She's says it's the only way her family can survive.
A Somali police officer says three people have been killed as pirates clash in a central Somali town over a ransom paid for the freedom of a German-American journalist who was released this week after two years and eight months of captivity.
U.S. Africa Command’s plan to train Libyan military forces is on hold given escalating clashes among rival militias that the country’s U.N. ambassador warned Wednesday could plunge the country into civil war.
When a cargo plane carrying U.S. troops made an emergency landing in July on a Ugandan highway, it snarled traffic, drew crowds and caused a sheepish-looking Marine Corps colonel to apologize on local television. But it also highlighted the U.S. military's quiet expansion in Africa, seven years after it started a new command run by a four-star general to oversee military operations across the continent.
The colors of autumn slowly turned America a little more orange and red as Fall began in September. Associated Press photographers captured the transition with images of sunsets, skylines, boxcar derbies, and other outdoor adventures around the nation.
The images are much like moviegoers saw during the buffalo hunt when "Dances With Wolves" hit the big screen nearly 25 years ago: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills.
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