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Sierra Leone: Deputy minister charged with rape

09/17/2013 4:25am
A Sierra Leone deputy education minister fired last week after being accused of rape has been formally charged and denied bail.

Zanzibar police: 15 arrested for acid attacks

09/17/2013 7:37am
Police in Zanzibar said Tuesday they have arrested 15 people, among them suspects linked to terror groups, in connection to a spate of acid attacks in recent months.

Liberia takes steps to revoke logging permits

09/17/2013 9:44am
Liberia has begun the process of revoking timber permits that were allocated inappropriately over a two-year period, allowing logging companies to claim 40 percent of the country's forests, the head of the Forestry Development Authority said Tuesday.

Congo soldier released after 2 days in Rwanda

09/17/2013 10:18am
A Congolese soldier says he's happy to be back after being held for two days in neighboring Rwanda, in a case that heightened already mounting tensions between the two countries.

Tunisia journalists strike over media detentions

09/17/2013 10:21am
Journalists in Tunisia are holding a one-day strike to protest what they are calling attacks on freedom of expression with the prosecution of several journalists.

South Africa: Vietnamese group learns about rhinos

09/17/2013 10:30am
The carcass of the poached rhino was about a week old when the Vietnamese delegation saw it in a South African wildlife park. There was a strong smell of rot, and animals had scavenged most of the meat. Rangers found the bullet that killed it by scouring the ground with a metal detector. The rhino horn was gone, hacked off its snout.

African Union to debate ICC exit amid Kenya trial

09/17/2013 11:26am
An upcoming summit of the African Union will debate the possible exit of some African countries from the International Criminal Court, Uganda's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday as the trial of Kenya's deputy president proceeded at The Hague.

Russia to fly out judge hurt in Ghana car crash

09/17/2013 12:03pm
Russia's chief justice was in stable condition Tuesday following a car accident in the West African nation of Ghana where he awaited transport home.

Morocco editor arrested for posting al-Qaida video

09/17/2013 12:39pm
Morocco arrested the editor of a local news website on Tuesday and said it would file a lawsuit against Spanish daily El Pais after both posted a video by North Africa's al-Qaida branch attacking the kingdom.