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Tunisia Attack: At Least 8 Dead In Shooting At Bardo Museum

Two Britons are feared dead after gunmen stormed a museum in Tunisia today, killing eight people and taking another 30 hostage. Seven of those killed were

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Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, Christian woman sentenced to death by hanging for renouncing Islam ‘gives birth in jail’

A Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that has sparked international outcry, has given birth in jail, her husband said

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Daniel Wani, an American citizen rushes to Sudan to prevent pregnant wife Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag from being hanged

An American citizen has rushed to his native Sudan to save his eight-months pregnant wife from being hanged after she was sentenced to the death

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Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi facing deportation possibility

Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi was stopped by immigration officials returning to the U.S. last month after traveling to London to receive the BAFTA award

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Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina lashes out at anti-gay laws, reveals he is gay

African literary light Binyavanga Wainaina says he's known he was gay since he was 5 though he did not have a homosexual encounter until he

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Nigerian police arrest gay men, torture them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down

First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said

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President Mugabe Sharpens The Old Enemy's Weapon With A Radio Ban

Even 33 years after Zimbabwean independence, President Mugabe remains a harsh critic of the white colonial government's system. But through the latest radio ban, he

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Patrick Karegeya, exiled Rwandan ex-spy boss murdered in South Africa

An exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief and critic of President Paul Kagame has been found murdered in a Johannesburg hotel, South African police said on

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South Sudan Conflict: Deadly Attack On UN Base Condemned

The UN mission to South Sudan has condemned Thursday's attack on its base in which two Indian peacekeepers and at least 11 civilians were killed. The

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Uganda Gays Face Life In Prison

Uganda's parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases. The Anti-Homosexuality bill also makes it

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South Africa Police 'Beat Czech Crime Boss'

A South African court has ordered that a Czech businessman accused of links to organised crime be moved from prison to hospital after claims he

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US Names Boko Haram 'Terrorists'

The US has designated Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations. The state department described the move as "an important" step to

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Morsi Warns Of Egypt Instability

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has warned that the country cannot be stable until he is returned to power. In a statement read out by lawyers

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Liberia Marijuana Motorcade Arrrest

The head of the presidential motorcade in Liberia has been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs in an official vehicle, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has

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South Africa Rapist Jailed For Life

A South African man found guilty of the rape and brutal murder of a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to two life terms in prison

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Victim Thoroughly Beats Up and Robs Burglar

A BURGLAR was thoroughly beaten up and robbed of his BlackBerry Curve cellphone and $300 by the owner of a house he had attempted to

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Honeymoon Murder: Xolile Mngeni Given Life Sentence

A South African man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Swedish woman Anni Dewani on her honeymoon in Cape Town

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French Elderly Man Kidnapped in Mali

A French citizen has been kidnapped in south-west Mali, French President Francois Hollande has said.Armed men reportedly took the 61-year-old man hostage on Tuesday evening

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South African Arrested Carrying 'Nephew's Genitals in His Wallet'

A man in South Africa has been arrested after he was found to be carrying genitals in his wallet - thought to be those of

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Human Trafficking Soars in Uganda Amid Weak Laws

Uganda — The number of girls joining prostitution is increasing in the country. Under the guise of offering them jobs in the city, unscrupulous people are

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Teacher Njideka Imoka Flogged Student To Death

The police in Anambra State on Wednesday arrested Mrs. Njideka Imoka, the teacher that allegedly flogged a pupil, Chidimma Ukachukwu, to death at St. John

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Benghazi Attack Suspect Dies in Cairo Brawl

A man suspected of involvement in an attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi last month has been killed in the

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Somaliland Journalist Ahmed Farah Ilyas Assassinated

A journalist in the breakaway republic of Somaliland has been killed by gunmen as he returned home. Ahmed Farah Ilyas was a reporter in Las Anod,

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Kenyan Olympian Ezekiel Kemboi's Assault Charge Dropped

Assault charges against Kenya's Olympic and world 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi have been dropped. Anne Njeri Otieno had alleged that the athlete attacked her when

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Three Suspects Charged in Benin President Boni Yayi 'Poison Plot'

Three people plotted to kill Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi by substituting poison for his medicine, prosecutors say. The president's doctor, one of his nieces and

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Boko Haram Member Arrested At Senator's Home

A senior member of the Islamist sect Boko Haram has been arrested at the home of a senator in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the

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Sheikh Mohammed Dor Charged Over MRC Offer to Separatists

One of Kenya's most prominent Muslim clerics has been charged with inciting violence after allegedly offering to fund a separatist group. Sheikh Mohammed Dor, who is

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South African Rapper 'Jub Jub' Guilty of Murdering Children

South African rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye has been convicted of murder and attempted murder after driving into a group of schoolchildren in 2010. Magistrate Brian

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Kenyan Official Hacked to Death in 'Secessionist Violence'

A local Kenyan official has been killed in what police suspect is a retaliatory attack for the arrest of a secessionist leader in Coast province. Salim

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Gunmen Kill 24, 17 Returning for Early Morning Prayer

Some 24 people, including 17 Muslims who were returning from the early morning prayer, were reportedly killed yesterday by unknown gunmen in Dogon-Dawa village, Birnin

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