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80 Witnesses Planned in Kenya Violence Trials

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors are planning to call dozens of witnesses in their cases against four well-known Kenyans accused of organizing deadly post-election violence in 2008. The four Kenyans include Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, who is running for president in Kenya’s March 4 elections, and Mr. Kenyatta’s running mate William Ruto. In documents […]

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Kenya MPs Vote Themselves Huge Bonuses

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan lawmakers have voted to give themselves send-off bonuses of nearly $110,000 each — a payment that would take an average Kenyan worker more than 60 years to earn. The 222-member parliament approved the payoff in a late night session on Wednesday but the vote did not become public until Thursday. In addition to the […]

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11 Killed in Kenyan Reprisal Attack

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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At least 11 people have been killed in a fresh attack in Kenya’s Tana River region, where months of tribal unrest has resulted in intermittent fighting. Authorities say Thursday’s attack on the Pokomo community in Kibisu was a retaliatory act that also injured several people. It comes a day after Pokomo raiders attacked an Orma […]

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8 Killed In Latest Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say at least eight people have been killed in the latest tribal unrest to hit the Tana River region. Raiders from the Pokomo community attacked an Orma community village with guns and machetes before dawn Wednesday. Initial reports say six Orma and two Pokomo were killed. One local youth says members of […]

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Central African Republic Peace Talks Open in Gabon

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Peace negotiations are underway between rebel delegates, government officials and opposition leaders from the Central African Republic. Wednesday’s talks in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, are aimed at ending a month-long rebellion which has seen fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition seize about one-third of the country’s territory. Congolese Foreign Minister Basile Ikouebe said at the […]

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8 Killed In Latest Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Kenya say at least eight people have been killed in the latest tribal unrest to hit the Tana River region. Raiders from the Pokomo community attacked an Orma community village with guns and machetes before dawn Wednesday. Initial reports say six Orma and two Pokomo were killed. Another nine people were injured. Intermittent […]

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UN Seeks Surveillance Drones for Eastern Congo

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations peacekeepers are asking the Security Council to support the use of surveillance drones in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous appealed to the council in a closed-door session Tuesday, seeking the drones to help the more than 17,000 peacekeepers in the country. Rebels briefly took control of the […]

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Uganda Returns $5 Million in Stolen Funds to Ireland

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda has returned more than $5 million in looted aid money from Ireland back to the Irish government. Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore said Tuesday he is confident the restitution will contribute to the Ugandan efforts to fight corruption. He says Irish officials will now consider restarting its frozen aid program for Uganda. More than […]

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Mali Government Soldiers Fire Warning Shots at Rebels

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Malian soldiers fired at Islamist fighters who tried to push toward the government-controlled south of the country Tuesday. Military sources say soldiers fired “warning shots” overnight to halt the advance of fighters toward Mopti, a government stronghold about 650 kilometers northeast of the capital, Bamako. The French news agency, AFP, says the fighters retreated after […]

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Mali Government Soldiers Fire Warning Shots at Rebels

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Malian soldiers have fired artillery at Islamist fighters who tried to push toward the government-controlled south of the country. Military sources said Tuesday that soldiers fired “warning shots” overnight to halt the advance of fighters toward Mopti, a government stronghold about 650 kilometers northeast of the capital, Bamako. The French news agency says the fighters […]

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