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Unknown gunmen fire at home of political leader

02/17/2014 6:12am
A spokesman for the head of Niger's National Assembly told reporters that assailants had opened fire on the leader's residence overnight in an apparent assassination attempt. Assembly President Hama Amadou is away on a business trip and no one was hurt during the attack.

South Africa: rescued miners face charges

02/17/2014 7:12am
At least 21 miners in South Africa who were trapped by debris in an abandoned mine shaft and later rescued face charges of illegal mining, authorities said Monday.

3 rockets land outside Timbuktu in northern Mali

02/17/2014 8:26am
A spokesman for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali says three explosions have gone off outside the northern town of Timbuktu.

Niger army says it foiled Boko Haram attack

02/17/2014 9:45am
The head of Niger's army says the country has foiled an attack that was being planned by radical Islamic militants who are based in neighboring Nigeria.

Uganda: Wanted LRA rebel commander believed dead

02/17/2014 10:32am
Uganda's military said it believes a senior rebel commander with the infamous Lord's Resistance Army was killed last year in Central African Republic following an attack by African Union forces, inflicting a serious setback to the rebel group that is said to be in decline amid an international hunt for its leader, Joseph Kony.

Zimbabwe pardons 2,000 prisoners

02/17/2014 10:37am
Zimbabwean authorities say President Robert Mugabe has pardoned 2,000 prisoners in an effort to ease overcrowding in the nation's prisons, which face a shortage of funds and even food.

A look at plane hijackings by Ethiopians

02/17/2014 10:48am
A glance at previous hijackings involving Ethiopians:

Gay rights activist arrested in Cameroon

02/17/2014 12:25pm
Activists say the vice president of a Cameroonian gay rights organization was arrested after his name was included on a list of presumed homosexuals given to police.

20 S Sudan soldiers charged for killing civilians

02/17/2014 12:28pm
More than 20 South Sudanese soldiers have been charged with murdering civilians, a South Sudanese military official said Monday.