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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria's military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force could get the hostages killed and the president reportedly ruling out demands for a prisoner exchange. Defense chief Air Marshal Alex Badeh announced Monday night that the military has located the girls, but offered no way forward. “We can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back,” he said.
Sierra Leone on Monday confirmed its first death from Ebola and said it was restricting travel in some areas to stop the deadly haemorrhagic fever sweeping West Africa from claiming more lives.
Monday, May 26, 2014
KHARTOUM--Sudanese rebels say they have begun a major operation against an area in South Kordofan where a controversial counter-insurgency unit showed off to journalists after “liberating” it last week.
Malawi's President Joyce Banda on Saturday declared last week's chaotic election “null and void” and called for a fresh vote, but the high court rejected the decision.
Liberians doing business in country where nothing works
Plagued by power shortages, an erratic water supply and spiraling inflation, many entrepreneurs in Liberia's capital are finding their efforts to prosper in their newfound peace impossible.
Rwanda's methane lake becomes source of future power
Beneath the calm waters of Lake Kivu lie vast but deadly reserves of methane and carbon dioxide, which Rwanda is tapping both to save lives and provide a lucrative power source.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Militants engage in deadly attack on parliament building in Somalia
Militants in Mogadishu on Saturday carried out a multi-pronged, complex attack against the country's parliament building involving a car bomb, suicide bomber and gunmen on foot, police said.
The Mali government and the three main rebel groups in the northern desert have signed a ceasefire deal to end days of violence in the Tuareg heartland, the African Union's negotiator announced.
A drive-by shooter went on a “mass murder” rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday.
Friday, May 23, 2014
More than 300 people, mostly civilians, were killed in attacks blamed on a self-proclaimed “prophet” in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December, the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights said on Thursday.
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