Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.
Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian court martial sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Islamic extremists.
Congo, UN troops launch operation against rebels
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country's east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months.
Unicef needs more cash for Central African kids
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. Children's Fund says shortfalls in funding and violence have prevented it from delivering critical services to thousands of children in Central African Republic.
Kenya urged to respect human rights
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nine Western governments have welcomed proposed changes to Kenya's security laws, but said that they should respect human rights.
Somali president appoints new prime minister
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister after the parliament voted to oust the former one following a political feud.
Nigerian budget slashed by slumping oil prices
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's finance minister presented a 2015 budget of $23 billion to parliament on Wednesday, slashed by nearly $3 billion to accommodate slumping oil prices.
Kenya building collapses; 1 dead, others trapped
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One person died and others are feared trapped or dead after a five-story residential building collapsed in downtown Nairobi, a police official said Wednesday.
Kenya cop shoots 5 before killing himself
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A policeman in western Kenya shot dead a civilian and four of his colleagues before turning the gun on himself, an official and a witness said Wednesday.
African leaders: West should intervene in Libya
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — African leaders are calling on Western countries to intervene in Libya to stem a flow of arms to militant groups in the Sahel region.
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