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Nigerian lawmakers to probe Swiss oil fraud

11/13/2013 4:58am
Nigerian lawmakers say their country's oil business must be investigated after an international watchdog group alleged that Nigerian and Swiss traders may be complicit in defrauding the Nigerian public of billions of dollars.

Somalia: New extremist defectors aid spy service

11/13/2013 7:45am
Security services in Mogadishu have seen a new wave of defections from the Islamic extremists of al-Shabab, men who can provide valuable information or scouting services for the police, military and intelligence service.

UN says more than 100 feared dead in Somalia storm

11/13/2013 8:20am
The United Nations says more than 100 people are feared dead after a rare tropical cyclone hit northern Somalia.

Somalia: New militant defectors aid spy service

11/13/2013 9:31am
Abdi Ali is awakened by a text message alert asking for urgent help: Five militants on a civilian bus are on the way to Mogadishu.

Security fears escalate in troubled N. Mali town

11/13/2013 9:43am
About 40 residents of the troubled northern Mali town of Kidal on Wednesday protested the plan for Tuareg rebels to hand back to the government control of an administrative building and a radio station.

Poll finds 1/3 Africans paid bribes in past year

11/13/2013 10:52am
Nearly one-third of Africans surveyed say they have been forced to pay bribes including for medical treatment, according to a 34-nation poll released Wednesday.

Nigerian lawmakers probe Swiss-Nigerian oil fraud

11/13/2013 12:53pm
Nigerian lawmakers have ordered an investigation into the country's oil business after an international financial watchdog group alleged that Swiss traders may be complicit in defrauding the Nigerian public.