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Guinea’s Treasury Chief Assassinated

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The chief of Guinea’s treasury has been assassinated. Gunmen opened fire on Aissatou Boiro’s car Friday night in Conakry, the capital. Boiro was investigating an alleged plot by high-ranking officials to embezzle nearly $2 million from the Treasury. A Guinean government official told the French news agency that the murder was nothing more than other […]

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Boko Haram Spokesman Reported Killed in Nigeria

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian soldiers say troops have killed a man suspected of being a spokesman for the Islamist sect Boko Haram and arrested two of its field commanders. A soldier who participated Monday in the operation in the northern part of the country told VOA that troops, acting on a tip, stopped a car at a checkpoint […]

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Afghan Peace Counil Member Gunned Down

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say gunmen have shot and killed a senior member of the Afghan peace council, dealing the latest blow to peace negotiations. Authorities say an unidentified gunman in a car opened fire on Arsala Rahmani Sunday morning in Kabul as he was on his way to work. Rahmani was a former Taliban official who […]

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Afghan Peace Counil Member Gunned Down

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say gunmen have shot and killed a senior member of the Afghan peace council, dealing the latest blow to peace negotiations. Authorities say an unidentified gunman in a car opened fire on Arsala Rahmani Sunday morning in Kabul as he was on his way to work. Rahmani was a former Taliban official who […]

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Afghan Peace Counil Member Gunned Down

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say gunmen have shot and killed a senior member of the Afghan peace council, dealing the latest blow to peace negotiations. Authorities say an unidentified gunman in a car opened fire on Arsala Rahmani Sunday morning in Kabul as he was on his way to work. Rahmani was a former Taliban official who […]

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Nigerian Islamists Claim Killing of Journalist

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian Islamist sect has claimed responsibility for the killing of a state television cameraman. A spokesman for Boko Haram said in a statement Tuesday the group killed Zakariyya Isa because he was spying on them for Nigerian security services. The spokesman said information provided by Isa led to the arrest of many Boko Haram […]

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State Journalist Killed in Northern Nigeria

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have killed a state media employee in a northern Nigerian city, where Muslim fundamentalists have carried out a series of deadly attacks. Authorities said Sunday that Zakariyya Isa, a cameraman with the state-run Nigerian Television Authority, died in Maiduguri after being shot the night before. He was attacked soon after leaving a mosque. There […]

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Guatemala Arrests Two in Folk Singer Killing

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Guatemala has arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral Saturday in Guatemala City. News reports Tuesday quote a spokesman for the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, Diego Alvarez, as saying one of those arrested had hired gunmen who carried out the killing. Reuters news agency quotes […]

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