- UN rights chief cites worrying trends in Burundi Updated: Jan-15-16 1:58 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - The U.N. human rights chief on Friday denounced what he described as gang rapes of women in Burundi by security forces, torture and signs of ethnic repression in nine months of simmering violence in the central African nation.
- Burkina Faso issues warrant against Ivory Coast lawmaker Updated: Jan-15-16 11:59 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso's military tribunal has issued an arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's parliamentary speaker for his alleged role in a short-lived coup in September, an official said Friday.
- Burundi coup leaders jailed for life as us unrest persists Updated: Jan-15-16 10:35 am
GITEGA, Burundi - A court in Burundi has sentenced four generals who were the alleged leaders of a failed coup to life in prison.
- Niger says 4 soldiers confess to December coup plot Updated: Jan-13-16 12:43 pm
NIAMEY, Niger - Four of Niger's army officers arrested in December confessed to planning an attempt to overthrow the government, the defense minister said Wednesday.