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Archive: News / World / Africa (5 Stories)

Amid crackdown in Uganda, activists publish books

07/30/2013 9:54am
The police officers who interrogated Norman Tumuhimbise wanted to know who was the devil in the title of the book he wrote.

Nigerian army arrests 42 Islamic militant suspects

07/30/2013 10:08am
Nigeria's army says soldiers have arrested 42 suspected Islamic extremists in the southwest states of Lagos and neighboring Ogun.

Colleagues held over Cameroon gay activist's death

07/30/2013 11:01am
Police in Cameroon held two employees of a human rights organization for three days in connection with the killing of a prominent gay rights activist, their lawyer said, sparking criticism over how the investigation is being handled.

Facebook rebuffs UN team request on Somali pirates

07/30/2013 12:25pm
United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia.

Nigeria pulls battalion of troops from Mali

07/30/2013 3:09pm
A battalion of Nigerian troops fighting Islamic extremists in Mali will return home Wednesday, where their country faces a similar challenge.