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Saturday, December 26, 2015
A huge Christmas Eve explosion at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria left several people charred beyond recognition, police said Friday, as fatality numbers ranged from single digit figures to scores.
African migrants win big in Spain Christmas lottery, stoking emotion
About 35 African migrants, including at least one rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat, are among the top prize winners of Spain's Christmas lottery, according to the owner of the lottery agency that sold more than 1,000 tickets that shelled out 400,000 euros (US$438,000) each.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Deck the halls! Christmas celebrated in majority Muslim nation of Senegal
After his morning prayers at the mosque, 25-year-old Mamadou Aliou Ba puts on his Santa suit, the padded belly protruding from his thin, tall frame, and goes to work. He stands proudly, smiling from behind a snowy white mustache and beard that take over his face, ......
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Shiite children with no provocation before unjustified raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Blood and terror on the streets as protests grip Ethiopia
Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Burundi security forces carried out executions by shooting people in the head after street battles in the capital earlier this month, Amnesty International said Tuesday, warning of a "deepening human rights crisis."
Boko Haram keeps 1 mil. kids out of school: UNICEF
The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than 1 million children out of school, the U.N. children's agency reported on Tuesday, highlighting fears that a lack of education will fuel further radicalism in and around Nigeria.
Muslims helped dress non-Muslims passengers in Islamic garb, to prevent extremists from identifying them for slaughter on a bus in northern Kenya, witnesses said.
South Sudan rebels return as part of peace deal
A delegation of South Sudan's rebels has returned to the capital after two years of exile to start implementing a peace agreement signed four months ago, officials said Monday.
After students disappear, a Mexican city tries to turn page on its ugliest chapter
The previous elected mayor is in jail, and the new one wants to "turn the page" on the ugliest chapter in the history of this southern Mexican city.
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