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Rwandan in Uganda sent home despite safety fears

11/05/2013 4:38am
A Rwandan man was forcibly returned home from Uganda in apparent violation of his refugee status, a watchdog group and a refugee official said Tuesday, raising concern about the man's safety in Rwanda.

Correction: Mali-Kidnapping story

11/05/2013 6:34am
In stories on Nov. 2 and 3 about the deaths of two journalists in Mali, The Associated Press erroneously reported their ages, relying on initial information from their employer, Radio France Internationale. Ghislaine Dupont was 57, not 51, and Claude Verlon was 55, not 58, according to new information from RFI. This corrected version includes new information from French officials on how the two were killed. A corrected version of the story is below:

4 dead, 25 rescued in building collapse in Nigeria

11/05/2013 6:59am
An emergency official says four people were crushed to death and 25 rescued from the rubble when a four-story building under construction collapsed in the Nigerian economic center of Lagos.

Nigeria farmers lose $19 million to uprising

11/05/2013 9:20am
Farmers in northeastern Nigeria have lost 3 billion naira ($18.75 million) in food crops because of an Islamic uprising that has terrorized the region for the past three years, the chairman of a state farmers' association said Monday.

Can you crowd fund a manhunt for Joseph Kony?

11/05/2013 11:15am
Can you crowd-fund the hunt for a war criminal on the run deep in Africa's jungles? A Canadian adventurer with experiences in Afghanistan and Somalia wants to do just that: raise funds and take a small band of former soldiers to find Joseph Kony.

Nigeria won't withdraw from ICC but wants reforms

11/05/2013 11:18am
President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria will not withdraw from the International Criminal Court, but it wants reforms including the deferment of cases against sitting heads of state.