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UN: 6.6 million children under 5 died last year

09/13/2013 1:28am
Death rates for children under five have halved in some regions since 1990, but about 6.6 million still are thought to have died last year, according to a new report issued by UNICEF on Friday.

Kenyan court acquits UK terror suspect of robbery

09/13/2013 7:09am
A Kenyan court has acquitted a British man of robbery charges stemming from a 2008 attack on a police post that allowed him to escape from police custody.

Senegalese rappers spin world news on TV program

09/13/2013 7:20am
The war in Syria isn't the easiest topic to break down in a brief newscast. But that's exactly what Senegalese rapper Makhtar "Xuman" Fall does _ and throws it down in rhyme no less.

Popular radio closes in protest in Guinea-Bissau

09/13/2013 11:56am
A popular radio in Guinea-Bissau says that they are shutting down their station to protest the police interrogation of a commentator on one of their weekly programs.

Priest latest hit by acid attack in Zanzibar

09/13/2013 12:25pm
Tanzanian police say a Catholic priest was attacked by acid at a busy business area on the island of Zanzibar.

Nigeria community rejects Shell compensation offer

09/13/2013 3:47pm
Nigeria's Bodo community in the oil-rich Niger Delta has rejected a compensation offer from Shell for two oil spills in 2008 that devastated the mangrove and fishing area, lawyers and the company said Friday.