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Students killed in Nigeria college attack

Students killed in Nigeria college attack Sun, 29 Sep, 2013

Gunmen killed at least 42 people on Sunday in an attack on a college in northeast Nigeria, a Reuters witness said, in a region where Islamist militants have targeted schools and universities.
42 dead, 100 missing in Nigeria river boat accident

42 dead, 100 missing in Nigeria river boat accident Sat, 28 Sep, 2013

A boat has sunk on the River Niger in central Nigeria, leaving at least 42 people dead, officials say. Rescue teams are searching for a further 100 people reported missing, an emergency agency official said.
Sudanese police open fire on fuel protesters

Sudanese police open fire on fuel protesters Fri, 27 Sep, 2013

Sudanese security forces have opened fire on demonstrators, killing at least four, as thousands marched through the streets of the capital in continuing protests over fuel price hikes.
Interpol issues warrant for British terror widow

Interpol issues warrant for British terror widow Thu, 26 Sep, 2013

Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya's request on Thursday for Samantha Lewthwaite, a British citizen dubbed the "White Widow", without mentioning any suspected role in the Nairobi mall attack.
Liberia's Charles Taylor loses appeal against war crimes conviction

Liberia's Charles Taylor loses appeal against war crimes conviction Thu, 26 Sep, 2013

A UN-backed court on Thursday hands down its final verdict against Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor, jailed initially for 50 years for arming rebels during Sierra Leone's brutal 1990s civil war.
At least 29 killed in central Sudan's worst unrest for years

At least 29 killed in central Sudan's worst unrest for years Thu, 26 Sep, 2013

The United Nations said Wednesday that President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on genocide charges, has canceled his visit to the General Assembly, amid protests in Sudan's capital.
Deadly Sudan protests over cut in fuel subsidies

Deadly Sudan protests over cut in fuel subsidies Wed, 25 Sep, 2013

Violent protests against the Sudanese government's decision to scrap fuel subsidies raged into a third day Wednesday as public transport ground to a halt and riots broke out in parts of Khartoum.
Kenya says mall siege is over, declares 3 days of mourning

Kenya says mall siege is over, declares 3 days of mourning Tue, 24 Sep, 2013

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed his nation Tuesday, declaring the deadly four-day siege at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi is over, Nairobi's Daily Nation reports.
Death toll rises as Kenya mall siege continues

Death toll rises as Kenya mall siege continues Tue, 24 Sep, 2013

Heavy gunfire and loud explosions erupted at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall on Tuesday as Kenyan troops fought al Qaeda-linked gunmen who were holding hostages after massacring at least 62 people. 

Al-Shabab twitter account suspended after Nairobi attack Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Somalia's al-Shabab Twitter account has been reportedly suspended after they claimed responsibility for the Nairobi shopping mall attack, in which 39 people were reported dead and 150 were wounded. 
United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS

United Nations reports 'dramatic' progress in fight against AIDS Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Transmissions of the human immunodeficiency virus have dramatically decreased over the last decade, but there are still widespread challenges to further reducing that number, according to the United Nations' annual report on HIV and AIDS released Monday.
UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled

UN holds first high-level meeting on the disabled Mon, 23 Sep, 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a historic U.N. meeting of world leaders Monday "to break barriers and open doors" for the more than 1 billion disabled people around the world.
Kenya forces rescue 'most' hostages in mall terror siege

Kenya forces rescue 'most' hostages in mall terror siege Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

Kenyan security forces are claiming to have rescued most of the hostages being held by al-Shabab fighters in an upscale shopping mall in the capital Nairobi.
At least 59 dead in mall attack in Kenya's capital

At least 59 dead in mall attack in Kenya's capital Sat, 21 Sep, 2013

At least 59 people were killed Saturday after masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. 
South African police 'lied about killing 34 miners' during pay strikes

South African police 'lied about killing 34 miners' during pay strikes Thu, 19 Sep, 2013

An inquiry has found shocking evidence that South African police have lied and falsified documents to cover up the truth about their killing of 34 protestors at the Marikana platinum mine last year.
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