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Jury set to decide sentence of Somali pirates

A Virginia jury will deliberate the sentence of three Somali pirates convicted in the 2011 shooting deaths of four Americans off the coast of Africa. Full story

Rwanda says U.N. ultimatum threatened Congo peace talks

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda said on Wednesday the decision by a U.N. intervention brigade to forcibly disarm people in a strategic zone of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo had surprised African leaders and risked jeopardizing peace talks. Full story

Spfld. church helps Ethiopian refugees

In Ethiopia, 2003, Oboya Omot had a target on his head. “They went door to door to get men," he said. Full story

Rwanda dismisses U.S. charges it backs Congo rebels

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Rwanda dismissed on Tuesday U.S. charges that it was supporting M23 rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and said leveling accusations would not help pacify the region. Full story

Facebook rebuffs UN team request on Somali pirates

United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. Full story

Kenya jails nine Somali pirates for attacking German ship

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A Kenyan court in the coastal city of Mombasa sentenced nine Somalis on Tuesday to five years in prison each for attempting to hijack the German merchant vessel MV Courier in the Gulf of Aden in March 2009. Full story

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Dutch embassy in Kenya warns of attack against foreigners

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