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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Pilot of plane hit by explosion describes unfolding scene
The pilot of a passenger plane that was damaged in an explosion and fire over Somalia described on Wednesday how the crew jumped into action to fly the plane back to Mogadishu airport and keep the passengers calm even as smoke enveloped the passenger cabin and wind rushed through a hole blown through the fuselage.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Nigerian separatists have hijacked a merchant ship and threatened to blow it up with its foreign crew if authorities do not release a detained leader agitating for a breakaway state of Biafra, military officers said Tuesday.
Students attending Burundi's public universities are going without breakfast because the government can no longer afford it, underscoring the fragile state of Burundi's economy amid violent unrest.
Drought hits S. Africa's biggest wildlife park
Hippos in South Africa's biggest wildlife park are increasingly grazing during the day rather than staying in rivers and pools as usual, a sign of an intensifying drought expected to kill some animals in the weeks ahead.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Nigeria has reinstated a general implicated in mass murder, underlining the government's "monumental failure" to stamp out impunity for war crimes, Amnesty International said Monday.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Oxfam: US$1.9B in Ebola aid not delivered by donors
International donors have failed to deliver US$1.9 billion in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people and decimated already weak health care systems, the U.K.-based charity Oxfam said Sunday.
Boko Haram burning kids alive in northeast Nigeria, claims witness
A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.
Elephant poachers in Tanzania fired on a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission, killing the British pilot, a conservation group said.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The U.N. secretary-general expressed shame Saturday over allegations that U.N. peacekeepers and foreign troops sexually abused children in Central African Republic.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including what could be the youngest victim yet -- a 7-year-old girl who said she performed sexual acts in exchange for water and cookies.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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