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Monday, April 6, 2015
Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son
GARISSA, Kenya -- One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads Islamic extremists have made in recruiting young people to carry out attacks against their own country.
Kenya in Easter mourning for massacre victims
Kenya on Sunday began three days of national mourning for the 148 people, mostly students, massacred by Somalia's al-Shabab militants at a university in Garissa.
Leaders of Central and West African states will hold a summit next week to try to draw up a joint strategy against Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, a statement from organizers said Sunday.
A Spanish caver trapped at the bottom of a cliff in Morocco's High Atlas mountains died on Saturday, but rescuers were able to save two of his friends, officials said.
Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a Romanian security officer working at a mine in northern Burkina Faso and fled with him towards the border with Mali, security sources in both countries said.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, where women struggle against terrible violence and inequality, a committed activist fights against all the odds to give women a third of all elected posts.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Kenya said Saturday it had arrested five men in connection with the university massacre by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked Shabab militants that left nearly 150 people dead.
Detectives investigating an explosion at a house in Mali's capital that killed a security guard on Friday said they had uncovered plans for a "major attack".
Gunmen stormed two communities in Nigeria's southern oil state of Rivers, killing at least nine people and injuring two others a week ahead of a gubernatorial election, police said Saturday.
Three Spanish caving enthusiasts have gone missing in Morocco's High Atlas mountains and intensive air and ground searches are underway to find them, local authorities and a Spanish diplomat said Friday.
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