Pope arrives in Central African Republic under tight security


BANGUI Pope Francis arrived in the Central African Republic Sunday under the heaviest security seen on one of his trips to deliver a message of reconciliation to a nation racked by years of bloodshed between Muslims and Christians. | Video

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Two Kenyans with Iran links arrested for plotting attacks - ministry 28 Nov 2015

NAIROBI Kenyan security forces have arrested two Kenyan men with links to Iran on suspicion of planning attacks in the East African nation, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Police fire tear gas on crowd of mourners in eastern Congo 28 Nov 2015

KINSHASA Congolese police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in the eastern city of Goma on Saturday to pay tribute to victims of recurrent attacks nearby, organisers said.


Pope holds private meeting with president of warring South Sudan 27 Nov 2015

KAMPALA Pope Francis held a private meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Friday, pushing for peace in the world's newest nation that has endured nearly two years of civil war, a Vatican spokesman said. | Video

U.N. chief condemns deadly attack in disputed Abyei region 27 Nov 2015

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned an attack in the disputed region of Abyei bordering Sudan and South Sudan that left an Ethiopian U.N. peacekeeper and a small girl dead.

Gunman attacks pro-government MP in Burundi, one police office killed 27 Nov 2015

NAIROBI Attackers shot at a lawmaker from Burundi's ruling party as he drove to parliament on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding others, the lawmaker and a witness said.