American arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges

DAKAR - Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association said on Saturday.

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U.N. council welcomes South Sudan peace deal, threatens arms embargo 29 Aug 2015

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Friday welcomed the signing of a peace agreement aimed at ending South Sudan's 20-month civil war while warning that it remained ready to impose an arms embargo on the country if the deal collapsed.

Central African Republic armed group frees enslaved children 28 Aug 2015

BANGUI - A militia in the Central African Republic released 163 enslaved children on Friday, partly fulfilling a pledge made as part of a U.N.-brokered deal, a U.N. agency said.

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death - sources 28 Aug 2015

N'DJAMENA - Chad has sentenced 10 members of Nigeria-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram to death on terrorism charges, judicial sources said on Friday.

South Sudan rebels, army again accuse each other of attacks after pact 28 Aug 2015

JUBA - South Sudanese rebels and the army have accused each other for the second time this week of attacks, this time barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that looks increasingly fragile.


Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead 28 Aug 2015

TRIPOLI - A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.