Leader vows to find independence bombers
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, a militant group operating in the oil-rich Niger Delta, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place a few hundred yards from an independence parade in the capital, Abuja.
Officials release top opposition leader
ADDIS ABABA | Ethiopian officials on Wednesday released a top opposition leader who had been sentenced to life in prison after the government said she had violated a pardon agreement and sent her back to jail in late 2008.
The Ethiopian government said Wednesday in a statement that they released Birtukan Mideksa because she requested a pardon last month, after spending nearly two years in prison.
The single mother and former judge was one of 100 opposition politicians and activists jailed after the 2005 election and charged with treason, but she was later pardoned after signing an agreement in 2007.
Military: Army retakes rebel-held town
BANGUI | Central African Republic government troops regained control of a town held by rebels since Sept. 18, military and government sources said on Wednesday.
But a spokesman for the rebel group, the Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace (CPJP), claimed its fighters still held the town in the unstable east of the country.
The army “regained control of the town of Yalinga in the early hours of Monday morning without resistance after rebel elements fled,” a source close to the military general staff told Agence France-Presse.View Entire Story
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