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Congolese Troops Enter Goma Following Rebel Pullout

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo troops have returned to the eastern city of Goma, although rebels who occupied the city for nearly two weeks remain close by. Reports from the area say about 600 army troops entered Goma Monday, while government officials also started to return. The M23 rebel group pulled out of the city on […]

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Suspected Islamic Militants Kill 10 Christians in Northern Nigeria

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Suspected Islamic militants have gone on a murderous rampage in a village in northern Nigeria, killing at least 10 Christians. Residents of Chibok in Borno state say the gunmen stormed into the village late Saturday and targeted Christians. Witnesses say the suspects killers slit the throats of their victims and burned down their homes. Nigerian […]

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Two Killed in Raid on Sudanese Extremist Camp

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Sudanese officials say two people were killed in a raid on a militant Islamist training camp in the country’s southeast. Sinnar state governor Ahmed Abbas says two extremists were killed and four police officers were injured during the two-day raid that was launched Friday. At least 20 people were also arrested, including the group’s leader. […]

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South Sudan Hold Talk with Khartoum Over Border Pullout

Posted December 2nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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South Sudan’s chief negotiator has met with Sudanese officials for talks on security and economic concerns. Pagan Amum described Sunday’s meeting with Sudan’s Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein and senior official Nafie Alie Nafie as successful, but gave no further details on the specifics of the talks. Sudan and South Sudan signed a deal in […]

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Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport Friday, killing at least 30 people. The victims include all six crew members of the Soviet-era cargo plane, as well as local people killed when the plane skidded off the runway and plowed into a residential area. Armenia’s […]

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Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say at least 30 people were killed when a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport on Friday. The victims included all six crew members of the Soviet-era cargo plane, as well as local people who were killed when the plane skidded off the runway and ploughed […]

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Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say at least 30 people were killed when a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport on Friday. Rescuers said Saturday that the victims included all six crew members of the Soviet-era plane, a four-engine jet freighter . It went down while trying to land at the […]

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Mauritania’s Aziz Leaves for Paris, Warns Against Mali Intervention

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Aziz is heading back to France for more medical treatment for the bullet wounds he sustained last month. In a news conference late Thursday, Mr. Aziz said he would spend five to ten days undergoing medical tests in Paris. He returned to Mauritania from France less than a week ago, after […]

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UN Chief Backs Mali Intervention, Prefers Dialogue

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Security Council could authorize a military mission to help Mali’s interim government retake control of the country’s north, but that dialogue should be a priority. In a report Wednesday to the Council, Mr. Ban said “fundamental questions” remain about sustaining, training, equipping and financing a 3,300-troop force. He also […]

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Sierra Leone’s Main Opposition Party to Boycott Parliament

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sierra Leone’s main opposition party says it will boycott parliament to protest alleged election fraud that resulted in a second term for President Ernest Bai Koroma. The Sierra Leone People’s Party is urging its representatives in parliament and local government to stay away from proceedings until “further notice.” In a statement, the SLPP said it […]

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