- Pistorius release canceled, referred back to parole board
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — The decision granting Oscar Pistorius early release from prison to go to house arrest was cancelled Monday and referred back to a parole board to be reconsidered.
- South Sudan: Red Cross leaves violent town after threats
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has withdrawn its staff from a humanitarian compound in a violent county in South Sudan after its office was looted and its aid workers threatened.
- Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, killing the officer and at least six civilians in a town targeted numerous times by jihadists this year.
- Mali's government releases rebels in exchange for soldiers
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Mali's government has exchanged 30 separatist rebels for the release of 16 soldiers, the government and a rebel group said Saturday, a move that shows progress after violence in August threatened to disrupt a peace accord.
- Official: Multiple bomb blasts in Nigerian capital, 15 dead
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Several bombs in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday.
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