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Sunday, December 14, 2014
The mayor of a town in Algeria was shot dead and had his throat slit by unidentified “terrorists” on Friday, police were quoted by the APS news agency as saying.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won party primaries Thursday while the opposition coalition continued voting to choose a challenger for February presidential elections in Africa's most populous nation.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
S. Africa widow forgives husband's killers
The wife of a South African hostage who, according to American officials, was killed by a militant during an attempted rescue operation in Yemen said Tuesday that she forgives those who are responsible for his death.
Monday, December 8, 2014
U.S. officials have said they had no choice but to launch a special forces rescue operation in Yemen that ended with al-Qaida killing an American photojournalist and a South African teacher.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Hostages killed in US rescue attempt
An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen were killed Saturday during a failed U.S.-led rescue attempt, a raid U.S. President Barack Obama said he ordered over an “imminent danger” to the reporter.
Star-gazers flock to Africa's darkest place
Not many tourist spots boast of being dark and difficult to get to, but the Namib desert is one of a number of remote “Dark Sky Reserves” drawing in stargazers for a celestial safari.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
The International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor dropped all “crimes against humanity” charges against Kenya's president on Friday for lack of evidence, highlighting the court's problems in bringing to justice the high-ranking officials it has accused of atrocities.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
An Egyptian court condemned 188 people to death Tuesday over a deadly attack on police, as the prosecution said it will appeal the acquittal of ex-President Hosni Mubarak over protester deaths.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Kenya security chiefs ousted after new Shebab massacre
Kenya's interior minister and police chief were removed from their posts on Tuesday, hours after Somalia's Shebab rebels carried out a fresh massacre in the northeast of the country.
Islamic extremists killed 36 non-Muslim quarry workers in northern Kenya early Tuesday, prompting Kenya's president to announce a security shakeup Tuesday, firing his Interior Minister and accepting the resignation of the national police chief.
  
  
  
  
  
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