(AP) — At least 41 people died in a suicide car bomb that struck a bus station in a Christian neighborhood in Kano, northern Nigeria’s busiest commercial center, in the most deadly attack in nine months that is blamed on Islamic extremists, an official said Tuesday. The blast increased... Read more
(AP) — South Africa’s police chief said Tuesday she stands by her statement praising officers involved in the shooting massacre of 34 striking miners and insisting they were “just doing your work.” Evidence before the judicial commission questioning her Tuesday has indicated some miners were shot in the back... Read more
(AP) — Zimbabwe’s electoral body said Tuesday that 94.5 percent of voters cast a ballot in favor of a new constitution that calls for a strengthening of human rights and a curb on presidential powers after a decade of political and economic turmoil in the southern African nation. But... Read more
(AP) — A 75-year-old woman was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder for killing her teenage grandson last spring in her Detroit-area home, after jurors rejected her claim that she shot him six times in self-defense. Sandra Layne cried quietly when she heard the verdict, which was delivered during the... Read more
(AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says that more than 60 people have been wounded in fighting between South Sudan’s army and a rebel group. The international Red Cross says 62 people have been taken to one of their medical facilities in the last two weeks.... Read more
(AP) — President Barack Obama will find a disillusioned Palestinian public, skeptical about his commitment to promoting Mideast peace, when he visits the region. Obama’s trip, beginning Wednesday, appears aimed primarily at resetting the sometimes troubled relationship with Israel. But winning the trust of the Palestinians, who accuse him... Read more
(AP) — Egyptian vigilantes beat two men accused of stealing a motorized rickshaw on Sunday and then hung them by their feet while some in a watching crowd chanted “kill them!” Both men died, security officials said. The killings come a week after the attorney general’s office encouraged civilians... Read more
(Reuters) – Lawyers for Kenya’s president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta, will push the International Criminal Court on Monday to drop charges against him after the case against his co-accused collapsed. The case against Kenyatta, on charges of crimes against humanity over bloodshed in the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 election, has been... Read more
(Reuters) – China has become the world’s fifth-largest arms exporter, a respected Sweden-based think tank said on Monday, its highest ranking since the Cold War, with Pakistan the main recipient. China’s volume of weapons exports between 2008 and 2012 rose 162 percent compared to the previous five year period,... Read more
The government of Switzerland has pledged to partner the Federal Government to assist Nigerians deported from Switzerland. Ms Simonetta Sommaruga Federal Councillor of the Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police, made the pledge in Abuja on Friday when she paid a courtesy visit to the Federal Ministry of... Read more