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U.N., EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

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BUJUMBURA - The United Nations, the European Union and African nations urged Burundi's government and the opposition on Sunday not to let violence derail dialogue, after an opposition politician was shot dead and some groups said they were boycotting talks.

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Italian nun moves towards sainthood in first Kenyan ceremony 23 May 2015

NYERI, Kenya - An Italian nun, who tended the sick and wounded in World War One in east Africa and died in 1930 in Kenya, was beatified on Saturday, taking the final step before sainthood at the first ceremony of its kind in the African nation.

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U.N. investigates reports of executions, abuses in Mali 23 May 2015

BAMAKO - The United Nations said on Friday it was investigating reports of serious human rights abuses, including the execution of civilians, in northern Mali following clashes this week between northern Tuareg separatist rebels and pro-government militia. | Video

U.N. investigates reports of executions, abuses in Mali 23 May 2015

BAMAKO - The United Nations said on Friday it was investigating reports of serious human rights abuses, including the execution of civilians, in northern Mali following clashes this week between northern Tuareg separatist rebels and pro-government militia.

West, Africa trade barbs on U.N. appeal against illicit small arms 22 May 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Western and African members of the U.N. Security Council criticized each other on Friday after the 15-nation body narrowly passed a resolution calling for global action against illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.

Hundreds of youths protest in Nigeria's Kano over alleged blasphemy - police 22 May 2015

KANO, Nigeria - Hundreds of youths ran through the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Kano shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) on Friday to protest against a Muslim cleric accused of blasphemy, and set fire to a sharia court, police said.