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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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.
Christmas carols bring solace to Libya's fearful Christians
In the capital of war-torn Libya, a dwindling Christian community of foreign workers leave their fears and anxieties at the church door as they gather for Christmas carols and laughter.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Burundi's government said Sunday it would not agree to the deployment of African Union (AU) peacekeepers, warning that they would be seen as "an invasion force."
Senegal wraps up witness phase of landmark Habre war atrocities trial
The first phase of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre's history-making trial for atrocities during the 1980s concluded in Senegal this week, with the regime's victims giving at times traumatic and horrifying evidence.
Culture war brews over S. Africa golden rhino figurine
For years, South Africa's apartheid government ignored the significance of a "golden rhino" figurine that provides undeniable proof of a sophisticated society existing before white men arrived.
Senegal migrants fund change back home
Many left decades ago, but for thousands of Senegalese migrants thoughts still return to home -- where they are building communities and improving lives with new mosques, hospitals and schools.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Air France flight forced to land in Kenya over bomb scare
An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was forced to land in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa after a device suspected to be a bomb was found in the lavatory, a Kenyan police official said Sunday.
Rwanda votes to allow extra terms for president
Rwanda has voted to change the constitution to allow President Paul Kagame to potentially rule until 2034, according to partial referendum results, election officials said on Saturday.
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