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Men Convicted of Beating Mali Leader Sentenced to 6 Months

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Six men convicted of severely beating Mali’s interim president have been sentenced to six months in prison for the attack. A judge convicted and sentenced the men during proceedings in the capital, Bamako, on Wednesday. The men were part of a group that broke into the office of Interim President Dioncounda Traore on May 21 […]

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Men Convicted of Beating Mali Leader Sentenced to 6 Months

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Six men convicted of severely beating Mali’s interim president have been sentenced to six months in prison for the attack. A judge convicted and sentenced the men during proceedings in the capital, Bamako, on Wednesday. The men were part of a group that broke into the office of Interim Prime Minister Dioncounda Traore on May […]

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One Killed As Kenyan Police Clash With Mombasa Rioters

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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, text below VIDEO: Attached below, script in asset manager WEB: KENYA: http://gdb.voanews.eu/8D17B52D-4892-468D-A390-3AFE8C2AC841.png TYPE: OCN )) Kenyan police have clashed with Muslim youths in the port city of Mombasa, in a second day of riots sparked by the killing of a radical Muslim cleric. Police say an officer was killed Tuesday in a grenade attack […]

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Kenyans Continue Protests Against Killing of Radical Muslim Cleric

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rioters in the Kenyan port city, Mombasa, are taking to the streets for a second day Tuesday to protest the killing of a radical Muslim cleric. Groups of stone-throwing youths clashed with police, who used tear gas to disperse the crowds in the city’s central business district. Some shops were closed because of the unrest. […]

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48 Killed in Kenyan Land Dispute

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police are investigating a violent clash between two ethnic groups, in the eastern Tana River region, that left at least 48 people dead. Police and residents say at least 100 members of the Pokomo clan raided a village inhabited by members of the Orma group, late Tuesday. Investigators say some villagers were killed after […]

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48 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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At least 48 people, including 11 children, have been killed in clashes between two ethnic groups in Kenya’s eastern Tana River region. Police said Wednesday the victims were either hacked to death or burned after fighting erupted between the Pokomo and Orma communities. There has been an ongoing dispute between the two groups over land […]

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Al-Qaida Carries Out Deadly Attack in Yemen

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Yemeni officials say suspected al-Qaida militants have attacked intelligence headquarters in the southern city of Aden, killing at least 14 Yemeni soldiers and security personnel. Intelligence sources and witnesses say the militants attacked the building from two sides Saturday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. At least seven soldiers were wounded. The militants managed to […]

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French Police Arrest 5 in Amiens Violence

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in France have arrested five suspects linked to violence this week in the northern city of Amiens. Police say all of those arrested live in the northern part of Amiens, where the violence took place. Clashes between youths and police on Monday left 16 officers injured. The rioters burned cars, destroyed a sports center, […]

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Mali Army Rejects Parts of ECOWAS Plan to Battle Militants

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s army chief is rejecting parts of a regional military plan to retake the north from Islamist militants. Army chief of staff Ibrahim Dahirou Dambele says Mali’s military will take the lead role in driving out militants from the north. And he rejected an offering by the Economic Community of West African States to have […]

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Police Patrol Riot-Wracked Amiens

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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More than 200 police officers are patrolling the northern French city of Amiens, in an effort to keep the peace after rioting there earlier this week. Police say the rioters burned cars and buildings, including a school and a youth center, in a troubled district of the city. Sixteen police officers were injured. The violence […]

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