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Humanitarian officials say the death toll from a cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone has risen to 217 people.
Masked gunmen killed 13 Egyptian guards Sunday at a security checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel, attacking with automatic rifles and weapons mounted on their vehicles, a security official said.
The world is experiencing a baby boom almost entirely centered in the poorer parts of the globe, according to a major new survey of global population trends released Wednesday.
Ivorian government forces will launch a military operation to hunt down the men responsible for an ambush that killed at least seven peacekeepers in an unprecedented attack on U.N. forces in the country. Officials said Saturday that at least eight civilians also were killed in the area.
In Senegal, which is relatively stable and prosperous, malnutrition among children in the north has surpassed 14 percent, just shy of the World Health Organization threshold for an emergency.
A deadly lead poisoning outbreak that began two years ago in northern Nigeria continues to claim young victims even today, an aid agency official said Thursday, while calling on the government to do more to protect those at risk.
The International Criminal Court told Libyan authorities Wednesday to surrender former dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son - wanted by the permanent tribunal for crimes against humanity.
Booms from rocket launchers and automatic gunfire crackled Sunday around Mali's fabled town of Timbuktu, known as an ancient seat of Islamic learning, for its 700-year-old mud mosque and, more recently, as host of the musical Festival in the Desert, which attracted Bono in January.
Congo's security forces committed serious human rights violations - including killings, acts of torture and arbitrary arrests - surrounding the country's tense national elections last year, the U.N. said in a report released Tuesday.