Africa

Chad accuses U.N. of neglecting its peacekeepers in Mali

N'DJAMENA - Chad's government accused the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday of failing to relieve its contingent in the country's volatile north and neglecting to support it, a day after five Chadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.

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Global court orders Kenyan president to attend hearing 19 Sep 2014

AMSTERDAM - Judges at the International Criminal Court have ordered Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to attend a hearing over how to proceed with his stalled trial for crimes against humanity, the tribunal said on Friday.

Seven killed as Ugandans, South Sudanese clash at border 19 Sep 2014

KAMPALA - At least seven people were killed in a string of clashes either side of Uganda and South Sudan's border, a remote area plagued by cattle rustling and conflicts over territory, Uganda's military said.

Germany, France to start joint airlift to Ebola-affected countries 19 Sep 2014

BERLIN - Germany and France agreed on Friday to launch a joint airlift to send aid supplies to western African states hit by Ebola, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said, adding the operation might start within 48 hours.

Killings in Guinea show mistrust in Africa Ebola fight - WHO 19 Sep 2014

GENEVA - The killing in Guinea of eight people trying to educate locals about Ebola showed how much rural populations in West Africa mistrust authorities after years of instability and conflict, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

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For followers of Nigeria's 'Prophet', building collapse was 'Satan's work' 19 Sep 2014

LAGOS - For supporters of "Prophet" TB Joshua, one of Africa's best-known Christian preachers, the death of at least 80 of his congregation under the rubble of a Lagos guesthouse that collapsed a week ago was no construction accident.