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Kenya: 4 men charged in court for airport bombing

02/04/2014 7:24am
Four men, including a man identified as a Somali diplomat, were charged in a Kenyan court Tuesday with terrorism-related offenses for the detonation of an improvised explosive device at a popular restaurant at Kenya's main international airport.

UN calls for $1.27 billion in South Sudan aid

02/04/2014 8:37am
The United Nations' humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan says a full-blown humanitarian disaster is set to hit the world's newest country unless $1.27 billion is raised to ramp up vital relief before the approaching rainy season.

Zimbabwe takes aim at corruption

02/04/2014 9:01am
It is the talk of the town. Directors across Zimbabwe's public sector are allegedly on the take, receiving huge salaries while most Zimbabweans struggle to get by. Each week brings scandalous revelations in the government-owned newspaper.

Kenya: Journalists protest jailings in Egypt

02/04/2014 9:42am
Journalists in Kenya's capital shouted slogans and marched through the streets Tuesday before sitting outside the Egyptian Embassy in support of jailed reporters in Cairo.

Zimbabwe: Sect leader jailed for serial rape

02/04/2014 9:53am
Zimbabwean court officials say a church leader has been sentenced to 50 years' imprisonment for raping female congregants, forcing them to engage in sex orgies at his home, and for possessing pornography.

Libya says all chemical weapons destroyed

02/04/2014 1:32pm
Libya's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the country's caches of chemical weapons, including bombs and artillery shells filled with mustard gas, have been completely destroyed.

Rockets fired at N. Mali French army base

02/04/2014 1:50pm
An official says two rockets have been fired at a French army base in northern Mali during a visit by France's top military officer, but missed their target and caused no casualties.