Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda on Monday upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.
UNITED NATIONS - The Associated Press
Forty countries and three major organizations have urged Libya’s feuding political leaders to peacefully resolve the political and military crisis gripping the North African country
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
Islamist fighters launched another offensive Wednesday on the airport in Libya's Benghazi, the final redoubt in the eastern city of an ex-general who has been waging war on them, an AFP correspondent said.
FREETOWN - Agence France-Presse
Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people in the largest lockdown in west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the UN
BENGHAZI - Agence France-Presse
A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.
ALGIERS - Reuters
Algerian militants beheaded French tourist Hervé Gourdel, who was kidnapped by gunmen in what the group said was a response to France's action against ISIL militants in Iraq
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by thousands every week if efforts to stop the outbreak are not stepped up radically, the WHO warned in a study on Tuesday.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Somalia’s government has warned that the country’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels were planning a wave of retaliatory attacks after it was confirmed their leader was killed earlier this week in a US air strike.
MONROVIA - Agence France-Presse
Liberia announced plans for a huge increase in beds for Ebola patients in its overwhelmed capital Monrovia, raising the number from around 250 to 1,000 by the end of October.
Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said
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