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Kenya’s Deputy President Wins Key Ruling at ICC

The International Criminal Court ruled Friday that some testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and a co-defendant, who are on trial for alleged war crimes related to post-election violence, was inadmissible.   The...

Attackers Kill 5 UN Peacekeepers In Mali

The United Nations says suspected Islamist militants in Mali killed five peacekeeping troops Friday in an attack on a U.N. base. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the early-morning attack in the northern town of...

South Sudan Rebel Leader Visits Egypt

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar visits Egypt Wednesday at the invitation of Egyptian leader Abel Fattah El Sissi. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, secretary for foreign affairs of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition, said...

55 Released From Ebola Quarantine In Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone released 55 people from quarantine Wednesday after declaring them Ebola free. The dozens of people were quarantined last month after two new cases of the virus were confirmed. Sidi Yahya Tunis, spokesperson...

One Killed in More Violence in Burundi

At least one person was killed in a grenade attack on a bar in Burundi on Monday night, witnesses said, in more violence since the African Union backed away from sending in peacekeepers without...

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