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Kenya: Grenade thrown at tour van carrying Brits

12/12/2013 5:41am
A police official says an unknown assailant has hurled a hand grenade at a van carrying British tourists in Kenya's coastal region.

Rights group: Nigeria ignores sectarian violence

12/12/2013 8:25am
Nigeria's government has largely ignored years of "mass murder" in two central states, Human Rights Watch charged Thursday, failing to prosecute known perpetrators who have burned victims alive and hacked and shot to death others because of their tribe or religion.

Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence from UK

12/12/2013 10:50am
Kenya celebrated 50 years of independence Thursday with its leaders praising the progress the country has made since its freedom from Britain, though some citizens feel the country would have done better had it not been for corruption.

Many optimistic despite Mandela's passing

12/12/2013 11:00am
Nelson Mandela is gone, but many mourners waiting patiently for a chance to see Mandela for a last time on Thursday said they retain high hopes about South Africa's future. If the heady optimism of the days when South Africa's peaceful transformation to an all-race democracy in the 1994 elections has been diminished by time and economic challenges, many still believe the years ahead can be fruitful, with growing opportunity.

Somali president appoints new prime minister

12/12/2013 11:16am
Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister, an economist who has worked for the World Bank and the United States government aid agency.

Kenya says all terrorists died in mall attack

12/12/2013 2:11pm
All the terrorists died in a recent attack on a Kenyan mall, contrary to suggestions in a New York Police Department report that some of the attackers could have escaped, a Kenyan official said Thursday.

Congo and M23 rebels sign peace agreements

12/12/2013 8:42pm
Congo and the so-called M23 rebels signed a peace agreement Thursday that will see the insurgent group demobilize its fighters and transform itself into a political party.