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17 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Kenya police officer shot in possible Islamist revenge attack

A senior officer with Kenya's counter-terrorism police unit was shot dead by gunmen on Thursday in the port city of Mombasa, in what police said could be revenge for a crackdown on attempts by the Somali al Shabaab militant group to recruit young men. Kenya is contributing troops to an African Union force in neighboring Somalia to push back the ...

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18 HOURS AGO - Associated Press

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Timeline of African migrants' 10-day Balkan journey on foot

A journey by African migrants as they tried to reach the European Union through the Balkans ended largely in defeat after a 10-day, 200-kilometer (125-mile) hike. But weeks later a dogged, lucky few finally reached their EU destination of Hungary.

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MAR 25, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Ex-Chad leader's security chiefs jailed for life

N'Djamena (AFP) - Seven of former Chadian leader Hissene Habre's security chiefs were jailed for life Wednesday for torture and murder by a special court in the capital N'Djamena. They included the ex-head of the political police Saleh Younous and Mahamat Djibrine, who investigators said was one of the "most feared torturers" under Habre's eight-year dictatorship. They were among 28 ...

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MAR 23, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Somalia, AU troops 'retake strategic island' from Shebab

Somali government forces backed by African Union troops have recaptured a strategic island on the country's south coast from Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, officials and witnesses said Monday. A statement from the AU's AMISON force said Kudha island, situated in the autonomous Lower Juba region and around 70 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of the port city of Kismayo, was taken over ...

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MAR 23, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Kenya says to beef up security on Somali border to block militants

Kenya plans to build a new road, more border crossings and barriers on its 700 km (420 mile) border with Somalia in an attempt to thwart attacks from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, the interior ministry said on Monday. Kenya is under heavy pressure to improve security after numerous militant attacks that have killed well over 200 people since ...

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