Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect
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Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia’s government spokesman said Sunday Feb. 7. At least one of the men delivering the laptop was an airport employee, government spokesman … Continue reading

Ivory Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home
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Ivory Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Dozens of Ivory Coast politicians, including ex-ministers and diplomats, gathered in a hotel conference room here this week to honor a man widely blamed for his country’s descent into months of grisly killings and sexual violence five years ago. The event organized by supporters of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo was intended … Continue reading

Suicide bombers kill 13 in Chibok home of kidnapped girls
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Suicide bombers kill 13 in Chibok home of kidnapped girls

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Four female suicide bombers exploded at a market in the Chibok hometown of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls on Wednesday Jan. 27, killing 13 civilians and wounding 32 people, witnesses said. Three soldiers including their commanding officer are among the injured being treated at the hospital, according to a man who was at the … Continue reading