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Gunmen Kill 19 Worshippers in Attack on Nigerian Church

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen fired on worshippers at a church service late Monday in southern Nigeria, killing at least 19 people and wounding several others. Nigerian officials say an unknown number of gunmen stormed the Deeper Life church in Okene, in Kogi state. Authorities are searching for the attackers, but have made no arrests. There has been no […]

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Gunmen Kill 15 Worshippers in Attack on Nigerian Church

Posted August 7th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers during a church service in central Nigeria, killing at least 15 people. Nigerian officials say an unknown number of gunmen stormed the church late Monday near Okene in Kogi state. Kogi state is in Nigeria’s middle belt, where the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-majority south meet. There was no […]

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HRW: Mali Ex-junta Behind Disappearance of 20, Torture

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Mali’s former military rulers are behind the disappearance of at least 20 soldiers allegedly linked to an attempted counter-coup. A report by the New York-based group charges Captain Amadou Sanogo and his forces rounded up 80 security personnel, including the 20 missing soldiers. Captain Sanogo and his soldiers led a coup […]

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Mali Coup Leaders ‘Disappear’ 20 Soldiers Linked to Counter Coup: Group

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says soldiers loyal to Mali’s coup leader have forcibly disappeared at least 20 soldiers allegedly linked to an April counter coup attempt. The New York-based group says the forces of Captain Amadou Sanogo have rounded up dozens thought to support the failed counter coup led by those loyal to ousted President Toumani […]

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Rights Abuses Persist Against Burmese Muslims

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Activists and rights groups say violence continues against Burma’s ethnic Muslim minorities, six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in western Rakhine state. The government says at least 78 people have been killed in the region since late May, when longstanding tensions between the Buddhist Rakhines and Muslim Rohingyas erupted into communal violence. […]

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Rights Abuses Persist Against Burmese Muslims: Report

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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A leading rights groups says violence continues against Burma’s ethnic Muslim minorities, six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in western Rakhine state. Amnesty International says security forces and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists are still carrying out attacks – including rape, property destruction, and unlawful killings – against Rohingyas and other Muslims. The government […]

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US Condemns Destruction of Ancient Muslim Shrines in Mali

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has joined many in the international community in condemning the destruction of ancient Muslim shrines by Islamic militants in the northern Malian city, Timbuktu. The State Department said Wednesday it is “outraged” that the extremists have destroyed the endangered World Heritage Sites, calling it an assault on the heritage of all Africans. […]

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Burma: Two Sentenced to Death for Rape-Murder That Sparked Clashes

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese state media say two men have been sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a woman in a case that helped trigger deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. The state-run New Light of Myanmar said Tuesday the verdict was delivered by a court in western Rakhine state, where officials say over 50 […]

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Ivory Coast Official: Gunmen Came From Liberia

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Ivorian defense official says the gunmen that killed seven U.N. peacekeepers on Friday in western Ivory Coast came from neighboring Liberia. Paul Koffi Koffi says the raid highlighted the need for Ivorian troops to carry out cross-border operations in Liberia to improve security. The peacekeepers, all from Niger, died in an ambush near […]

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7 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Ivory Coast

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations spokesman says at least seven peacekeepers from Niger have been killed in an ambush in western Ivory Coast, near the border with Liberia. In a statement, U.N.’s special envoy for Ivory Coast , Bert Koenders, strongly condemned the deadly ambush Friday against the peacekeepers, describing it as a “very serious violation of […]

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