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Guinea votes in long-delayed legislative poll

09/28/2013 4:23am
Voters waited in long lines and a special security force patrolled in all-terrain vehicles on Saturday as polls opened in Guinea for hotly contested legislative elections that have sparked fears of violence in the West African nation.

Near stricken Kenya mall, humanity and unity shine

09/28/2013 7:38am
The volunteers kept bringing food, boxes upon boxes of cookies and bottled water. After shoppers and workers were mowed down by al-Qaida-linked militants at a mall in Kenya's capital, a Hindu religious center 600 meters (yards) away became a place where responding soldiers, police and others could get tea, food and rest.

Ghana, Argentina resolve dispute over seized ship

09/28/2013 7:51am
Ghana says it has resolved a dispute with Argentina that began with last year's seizure of an Argentinian naval ship over a massive debt claim.

Suicide bombers target northern Mali military camp

09/28/2013 10:51am
Suicide bombers blew up their vehicle near a military camp in Mali's northern Mali city of Timbuktu, killing themselves and injuring multiple soldiers, the camp's commander said Saturday.

1 week later, a nervous time in Nairobi

09/28/2013 11:13am
Someone has dropped a shopping bag just outside the Nakumatt supermarket, and a bottle of juice has shattered. Cranberry, it looks like, or maybe cherry. The liquid leaks from the plastic bag and across the tile floor, puddling in fist-sized splotches of red.

15 feet to flattened car: Kenya mall's devastation

09/28/2013 11:19am
Fifteen feet farther and my car would have been crushed.

Suicide bombers target northern Mali military camp

09/28/2013 12:55pm
Suicide bombers blew up their vehicle near a military camp in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu, killing two civilians and wounding seven people, the camp's commander said Saturday.

SITE: Extremists post video of French hostage

09/28/2013 2:31pm
Islamic extremists published the first video of a French engineer kidnapped in Nigeria in December, showing a white-bearded man backed by an armed militant appealing for negotiations for his "safe release," according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

Nigeria official: many drown in ferry capsizing

09/28/2013 3:03pm
A ferry carrying traders and their goods broke up in stormy weather on the Niger River, drowning as many as 42 people as rescuers search for 200 missing victims, a Nigerian emergency official said Saturday.