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Friday, January 22, 2016
Tunisia sees renewed protest after one jobless man's death
Tunisian police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of job-seeking demonstrators Wednesday in the impoverished town of Kasserine, in a second day of protests after the death of an unemployed man.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Child labor in DR Congo mines tied to big business
Cobalt mined dangerously by children in the Democratic Republic of Congo could end up in the lithium batteries of smartphones and electric cars made by Apple, Samsung or Sony, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
The bodies of Kenyan soldiers killed when Al-Qaeda-linked militants overran their base in Somalia were flown home late Monday draped in the national flag as a rescue operation was underway for survivors.
Fifty-five people, including former governors, Cabinet ministers and government workers, stole US$9 billion dollars from Nigeria's treasury, the information minister said Monday.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Representatives from four countries gathered in Kabul on Monday called on the Taliban to resume peace talks with the Afghan government.
Over 200,000 South Sudanese civilians are sheltering inside U.N. camps from civil war, the United Nations said Monday, a bleak barometer of ongoing conflict despite peace efforts.
Burkina Faso in three days of national mourning following attack by al-Qaida
Burkina Faso began three days of national mourning Sunday and the president said security would be stepped up in the capital and the country's borders after al-Qaida militants killed at least 28 people in an attack on a hotel and cafe popular with foreigners.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Security forces were hunting Sunday for any possible surviving gunmen from an attack on a top hotel in Burkina Faso that left at least 29 people dead and showed the expanding reach of regional jihadists in West Africa.
The Somali Islamic extremist group Shabab said on Sunday that it had captured some Kenyan soldiers during its attack Friday on a base of African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia.
Sierra Leone's government on Saturday urged the public not to panic as it announced that more than 100 people had been quarantined following a new death from Ebola just as the country seemed to have overcome the epidemic.
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