Nigerian “terrorists” nab French tourists in Cameroon – Hollande

(Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped seven French nationals, including three children, on Tuesday in northern Cameroon near the border with Nigeria and the perpetrators came from neighboring Nigeria, French President Francois Hollande said. The risk of attacks on French nationals and interests in Africa has risen since France sent forces into Mali last month to help […]

Sobbing Pistorius accused of ‘premeditated’ murder

PRETORIA (AFP): South African sporting hero Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Tuesday as he was accused of shooting his model girlfriend through a locked bathroom door in what prosecutors said was a “premeditated” Valentine’s Day murder. The double-amputee Olympian and Paralympian “Blade Runner” is seeking bail at the Pretoria court hearing, which revealed startlingly […]

I. Coast’s Gbagbo faces International Criminal Court

AFP: Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday faces International Criminal Court judges who will decide whether there is enough evidence to try him for masterminding a bloody election standoff two years ago. Presiding judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi is to open the hearings at the Hague-based court’s headquarters at 14:30 pm (1330 GMT), with prosecutors […]

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