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  • Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

    KANO, Nigeria, Nov 23 - Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria's restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday. "Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing... Read more

  • Shabaab Islamists claim responsibility for Kenya’s deadly bus attack

    NAIROBI, Nov 22 - Somalia's Shabaab Islamists on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly bus attack in neighbouring Kenya in which gunmen slaughtered 28 non-Muslim passengers. A spokesman for the Islamists said the attack was in revenge for raids that Kenyan security... Read more

  • Zambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott

    LUSAKA, November 21- Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party on Friday suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month. Scott will however remain acting president of the country.... Read more

  • Pistorius spends birthday behind bars

    PRETORIA, November 21- Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, turns 28 on Saturday -- his first birthday behind bars, and a world away from his former life as a jet-setting celebrity. Like the other convicted criminals in South African... Read more

  • Urgent action needed to avoid Nigeria poll violence

    LAGOS, November 21- Nigeria's general election is on track to be "volatile and vicious", the International Crisis Group (ICG) said Friday, warning that "an increasingly violent" political climate must be checked to avoid widespread unrest.  The concern came a day after... Read more