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Eritrea Returns to Calm After Mutiny

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Calm has reportedly returned to the east African nation of Eritrea a day after a group of mutinous soldiers attempted to take over the country’s information ministry. More than 100 dissident soldiers stormed the ministry in Asmara early Monday, ordering state television announcers to read a statement calling for the release of political prisoners and […]

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Charles Taylor Appeals War Crimes Case

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is appealing his war crimes conviction and 50-year sentence for acts of terrorism, murder, rape and recruiting child soldiers during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. The U.N.-backed Special Court of Sierra Leone in The Hague began hearing two days of oral arguments Tuesday. Taylor’s lawyers argued for eliminating or shortening […]

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Pirates Seize Oil Tanker in Ivory Coast

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Armed men have hijacked a tanker carrying 5,000 tons of oil from a port in Ivory Coast. Ivorian port officials said Monday that the Nigerian-owned vessel, along with its 16 crew members, was seized late last week as it was preparing to unload at the port in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital. The statement says […]

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Ugandan Troops Kill Kony Bodyguard

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan troops have killed a top bodyguard of Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. A Ugandan army official said Monday that the rebel, known as Brigadier Binani, was killed Friday during a firefight in the eastern part of the Central African Republic, near South Sudan. Army spokesman Felix Kulayigye said Ugandan troops were deployed to […]

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Algeria to Raise Death Toll From Islamist Siege at Gas Complex

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Algeria is expected to raise the death toll from the hostage crisis at a natural gas complex, as preliminary reports showed that at least 80 people were killed. Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal was expected to announce updated casualty figures at a news conference on Monday. The Algerian government has said at least 32 militants […]

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Ugandan Troops Kill Kony Bodyguard

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan troops have killed a top bodyguard of Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. A Ugandan army official said Monday that troops killed the rebel known as Binani during an operation Friday in the eastern part of the Central African Republic, near South Sudan. Ugandan troops have been working as part of an African Union […]

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South African Court Convicts Nigerian for Deadly Bombing

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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A South African court has found a Nigerian man guilty on terrorism charges for masterminding bombings that killed 12 people in 2010. The court ruled Monday that Henry Okah was guilty on 13 charges related to the twin car bombings in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, that came as the country celebrated its Independence Day. The […]

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Algeria: 80 Dead at Gas Complex

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 3:36 am (UTC-5)
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Algeria’s prime minister is expected to announce Monday the latest details of the militant takeover and military raid of a desert natural gas complex that left at least 80 people dead, including militants. The toll jumped Sunday when officials combing through the complex found 25 more bodies, which they said were so disfigured it is […]

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3 Killed in Nigeria Attack

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in Nigeria have attacked the convoy of one of the country’s most influential Muslim figures, killing at least three people. Officials say Ado Bayero, the emir of Kano, was unhurt following the attack on his convoy Saturday. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria. […]

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Gunmen Kill Somali Journalist in Mogadishu

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have shot and killed a Somali journalist working for an independent media outlet in the capital, Mogadishu. The Shabelle Media Network says broadcast journalist Abdihared Osman Adan was shot several times as he was leaving for work early Friday. He is the first journalist to be killed in 2013 in Somalia, Africa’s deadliest country […]

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