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September 19

  • Kenya: Nation Commemorates Victims of Massacre

    Deutsche Welle

    One year after militant group al-Shabab mounted an attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi that killed 67, the country still battles with fears over Islamist terror. Read more »

  • Mali: Blast Kills Peacekeepers

    UN News

    The Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms yesterday's attack by an explosive device on a road in Mali, in which five Chadian peacekeepers were killed and three... Read more »

  • Kenya: Lessons of the Westgate Attack [analysis]

    African Arguments

    A year has passed since Al-Shabaab militants laid siege of the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi. Read more »

  • Liberia: First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

    U.S. Embassy Monrovia

    A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by... Read more »

  • Liberia: Belgium Makes First Liberia War Crimes Arrest [press release]


    The Belgian authorities' arrest of a Liberian for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during Liberia's first civil war is a major advance for justice. Read more »

  • Kenya: Westgate Siege Anniversary Brings Back Painful Memories


    One year after it happened, the survivors of the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall still cannot shake the images of that tragic incident. For VOA, Mohammed Yusuf... Read more »

  • Kenya: 'Questions Remain After Westgate Attack' - Raila Odinga [interview]

    Deutsche Welle

    Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, on a visit to Berlin, has been talking about the security situation in his country, one year after the Westgate attack. He is also... Read more »

  • Kenya: Westgate Mall Attack Survivors Confront Painful Memories


    One year ago Sunday (September 21, 2013), gunmen from Somalia's al-Shabab militant group stormed the Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, killing 67 people and... Read more »

  • Mali: UN Chief Demands End to Attacks On Mali Peacekeepers


    United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon is demanding an end to attacks on U.N. peacekeepers in northern Mali, after a bomb blast killed five peacekeepers on Thursday. Read more »

  • Kenya: Shot 15 Times and Lived to Tell the Story

    Capital FM

    "I was shot 15 times; one bullet whizzed past my left eye grazing my skin. Three of the bullets were aimed at my heart but they missed. Another hit me on the back but luckily it... Read more »

  • Liberia: Defense Minister Assures U.S. Team of Support


    Liberia's Defense Minister, Brownie J. Samukai, has assured the head of the U.S. Military Delegation of his Ministry's preparedness to collaborate with the U.S. Military team... Read more »

  • Liberia: First Shipment of U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives


    A C 17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by... Read more »

  • Nigeria: JAFAC Denies Involvement in U.S.$9.3 Million Deal in South Africa

    Daily Independent

    Sir Felix Chidi Idiga, has debunked the allegation that his private jet was involved in the smuggling of $9.3 million to South Africa to purchase arms. Read more »

  • Liberia: 'Octopus' Figure Latest Busted in Liberia War Crimes Sting


    Martina Johnson, a frontline commander, notoriously regarded as a fierce female fighter who "did a lot of dirty work in terms of secret killings" in Charles Taylor's National... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Security Agencies Have Torture Chambers - Amnesty

    Daily Trust

    The Amnesty International says in a new report released that Nigerian security agencies operate torture chambers where women, men and children are routinely raped, beaten and shot. Read more »

  • Nigeria: Police, Army Refute Report

    Daily Trust

    Police and army authorities yesterday refuted an Amnesty International report accusing the security agencies of indiscriminate use of torture on citizens. Read more »

  • Tanzania: Border Town Leaders Resolve to Flush Out Criminals

    Daily News

    LEADERS of Migori County in Kenya and their counterparts from Tarime District in Mara Region have appealed for peace in all villages across the border between the two East Africa... Read more »

  • Lesotho: Ramaphosa Encouraged By Lesotho's Patriotism


    Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was encouraged by the deep sense of patriotism among Lesotho's political role players and their determination to help find a lasting solution to... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Exposing the CBN Boko Haram "Sponsor" [editorial]


    WHEN the Australian negotiator, Dr Stephen Davis, alleged that an unnamed top official of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was among the sponsors of the Boko Haram insurgency in... Read more »

  • Tanzania: Mbowe Grilled in Dar Over Incitement

    Daily News

    THE national chairman of Chadema, Mr Freeman Mbowe, was questioned for about four hours for allegedly making inciting statements during the party's congress last weekend. Read more »

  • Kenya: Chief Shot Dead in Mandera

    The Star

    AN assistant chief in Mandera town has succumbed to injuries following a gun and grenade attack at his house. Read more »

  • South Sudan: Army Denies Possession of Chemical Weapons

    Sudan Tribune

    The spokesperson of South Sudan army (SPLA) has dismissed as "enemy propaganda" reports that it recently received chemical weapons. Read more »

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