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A top Nigerian official was scheduled to meet the Turkish ambassador on Sept. 22 after hundreds of rifles allegedly from Turkey made it to the west African country this week falsely labelled as plumbing materials.
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI on Jan. 3 named a new government dominated by moderate Islamists who won polls the monarch called early to abort protests inspired by the Arab Spring.
ADDIS ABABA - Agence France-Presse
Gunmen killed five European tourists and kidnapped two other foreigners who were visiting the famed Erta Ale volcano in the remote northeast of Ethiopia, the government said .
A gunfight erupted in Tripolion Jan. 3, killing four in clashes between militias who helped topple Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, as Libyan rulers appointed an ex-colonel as chief of the new army, whose job will be to control these fighters.
KHARTOUM, Sudan - The Associated Press
The Sudanese army said it killed Khalil Ibrahim, the leader of the main Darfur rebel group, during fighting early Sunday...
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The Associated Press
A radical Muslim sect attacked a church worship service in Nigeria’s northeast during assaults...
ABUJA- Agence France-Presse
An explosion hit a church near the Nigerian capital Abuja on Christmas morning, an emergency official said, adding that there were casualties, but he could not immediately provide a figure.
Nigeria’s president on Dec. 31 declared a state of emergency in parts of Africa’s most populous nation, after a recent slew of deadly attacks blamed on a northern-based radical Muslim sect killed dozens of people, as separate communal clashes in the country’s southeast left more than 40 dead.
An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria’s capital yesterday, killing at least 25 people, officials said.
JUBA - Agence France-Presse
UN peacekeepers remain on high alert in South Sudan's flashpoint
TRIPOLI, Libya - The Associated Press
For the first time in more than four decades, Libyans Dec. 24 celebrated the 60th anniversary of the country’s independence from Italy and France, as the economy minister resigned after the protests demanding officials of the former regime to be removed from new posts