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  • Uganda Lord’s Resistance Army leader faces war crimes judges

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan 26 - Notorious former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Monday, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The initial hearing for the Ugandan child soldier-turned-warlord... Read more

  • Senegal opens Guinea border as Ebola recedes

    DAKAR, Jan 26- Senegal reopened its land border with Guinea on Monday, pointing to the "significant efforts" of its neighbour in fighting an Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives. People and goods can now "move freely by land between the two countries", the... Read more

  • Zambia’s new leader drops white vice president

    LUSAKA, Zambia, Jan 26 - Zambia's newly-elected President Edgar Lungu dropped vice president Guy Scott - who was briefly Africa's only white leader - from his administration when he announced his cabinet on Monday. As interim president since the death in office of Michael... Read more

  • 11 killed, including journalists, in South Sudan ambush

    SSudan, Jan 26 - Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan's state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported Monday. A convoy carrying the journalists and local officials... Read more

  • Uganda LRA rebel leader Ongwen faces ICC judges

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan 26 - Notorious former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen faces International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Monday, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. Once known as the "White Ant" for his brutal command... Read more