- Man sentenced to prison in slaying of US official in Niger Updated: Apr-27-16 12:28 am
NEW YORK - A Malian national who escaped from prison twice after being charged with killing a U.S. Defense Department official and wounding a U.S. Marine during a 2000 carjacking in Niger was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years in prison.
- UN official: More help needed for Africa's Sahel region Updated: Apr-12-16 6:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A senior U.N. official on Tuesday said the ongoing poverty and horror resulting from attacks by the extremist Boko Haram group in Africa's Lake Chad basin are at their worst and called for increased relief funding for its 3 million people and broader international engagement in the region.
- Child bombers used by Boko Haram increases 10-fold: UNICEF Updated: Apr-12-16 11:18 am
KANO, Nigeria - The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday.