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Plane Crashes Near Comoros Islands, Passengers Survive

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger jet plunged into the Indian Ocean off the Comoros Islands on Tuesday but officials say everyone on board survived. Comoros officials say rescuers pulled at least 27 passengers and crew members from the sea, after the Inter-Iles jet crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital, Moroni. Initial reports indicate the pilot was having […]

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Rwanda’s Military Battles Hutu Rebels

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Rwandan military officials say Hutu extremists based in eastern Congo crossed into Rwanda on Tuesday and launched attacks on villages near the border. A military spokesman blamed the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda for the attack, which led to clashes with Rwandan military forces. Reuters news agency reports the FDLR, which opposes […]

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Rwanda’s Military Battles Hutu Rebels

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rwandan military officials say Hutu extremists based in eastern Congo crossed into Rwanda on Tuesday and launched attacks in several villages near the border. A military spokesman blamed the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda for the attack, which led to clashes with Rwandan military forces. However, Reuters news agency reports the FDLR, […]

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ICC Suspects Boko Haram of Crimes Against Humanity

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 11:01 am (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has accused Boko Haram militants of committing crimes against humanity in Nigeria, mainly murder and persecution. The office of prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says there is a “reasonable basis” to believe Boko Haram has launched a “widespread and systematic attack” that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 Christians and […]

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Congo Rebel Chief in Uganda For Talks

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Congolese rebel group M23 says its leader is headed to Uganda for talks. M23 said Sultani Makenga was on his way to Kampala Monday to meet with regional military leaders. Ugandan military sources said they could not confirm the rebels’ announcement. A group of regional states has demanded that M23 withdraw from the city of […]

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Blast Rocks Military Church in North Nigeria

Posted November 25th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian military says an explosion ripped through a church on an army base on Sunday, with reports of an unknown number of casualties. Reuters cited military sources as saying the blast was from a suicide car bomb that killed at least five people and injured dozens more. The incident took place inside the Jaji […]

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Sierra Leone Opposition May Dispute Election Results

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone’s main opposition party says the November 17 polls won by by incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma were marred by widespread fraud, and says party leaders will meet Tuesday to consider a possible appeal. The opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party stopped short of outright rejecting election results, which showed Mr. Koroma winning a second […]

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Mauritania’s President Returns Home After Shooting

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz has returned home from France for the first time since being wounded by one of his own soldiers last month. Thousands of people gathered at the airport Saturday to greet the president on his return to the capital, Nouakchott. Large crowds also lined the route between the airport and the […]

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African Leaders Call on DR Congo Rebels to Withdraw

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of African heads of state met Saturday to try to resolve the rebel crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and called on the rebels to “stop all war activities” and withdraw from the key city of Goma, which they took over earlier this week. Saturday’s statement also called on the rebels […]

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African Leaders Meeting on DRC Rebel Crisis

Posted November 24th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Central African heads of state are trying to resolve the rebel crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but without the help of Rwandan president Paul Kagame. His absence at Saturday’s summit in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, is getting a lot of attention because Rwanda has been accused of supporting the rebels, a charge it denies. […]

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