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US: Nigerian Islamic uprising could spread

01/12/2014 2:56am
An alarming U.S. travel advisory warns Nigeria's Islamic uprising could expand out of the north and counsels against travel to 16 of the West African nation's 36 states, saying Americans have suffered violent crimes from kidnappings and rape to home invasions.

Zimbabwe: Police probe dump site cash stash

01/12/2014 7:48am
Police in Zimbabwe say they are investigating a $2,000 cash stash found by a child at a bush dump site behind a police check point in southwestern Zimbabwe.

'Score-settling' in C. African Republic kills 13

01/12/2014 8:56am
Scattered violence in the capital of Central African Republic, including two consecutive nights of intense gunfire in some neighborhoods, has killed 13 people since Michel Djotodia announced his resignation from the presidency on Friday, the local Red Cross said Sunday.

Gay 'prisoner of conscience' dies in Cameroon

01/12/2014 11:19am
A gay man in Cameroon who was jailed for sending a text message to another man saying "I'm very much in love with you," and who was later declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International, has died, according to a lawyer who worked on his case.

President: Betray Rwanda, face consequences

01/12/2014 11:32am
It's a matter of time before those who've betrayed Rwanda face consequences, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said Sunday, nearly two weeks after the killing of a former Rwandan spymaster turned dissident.

Nigerian senator says military bombs his convoy

01/12/2014 3:43pm
A Nigerian military fighter jet bombed the cavalcade of a prominent federal senator as he drove to the scene of an attack by suspected Islamic extremists in the country's northeast, the senator said Sunday. No one was hurt.