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Rwanda Praises German Arrest of Hutu Rebel Leader

The Rwandan government is praising the arrest Tuesday of a Hutu rebel leader and his deputy who were living in Germany.

Some Niger Delta Residents Call for Troops Withdrawal

A growing number of residents of Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta are demanding the immediate withdrawal of government troops from the region following a successful amnesty and cessation of hostilities. Troops have maintained a high-profile presence in the Niger Delta despite a halt in militant attacks on oil facilities and personnel in the past four months. Soldiers can still be seen at security checkpoints.

US-China Summit Ends With Vows of Cooperation

A Sino-American summit in Beijing has produced no breakthroughs, but vows of cooperation from the leaders of the two countries.    U.S.

Somali Pirates Free Spanish Boat With 36 Crew

Somali pirates have freed a Spanish fishing boat with 36 crew members after holding them for more than six weeks. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced the ship's release at a news conference Tuesday. He said the MV Alakrana is sailing toward safe waters and that all of its crew members are "safe and sound." Earlier Tuesday, pirates holding the ship told reporters they had received a multimillion dollar ransom for its release.   Asked whether a ransom was paid, Mr.

Nigerian Military Pursues Oil Thieves in Niger Delta

Nigeria's army says it will continue to beef up security around oil facilities in the Niger Delta to forestall illegal lifting of crude oil.

Thai-Cambodia Dispute Raises Nationalist Sentiment in Bangkok

The dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over a visit to Phnom Penh by Thailand's former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, is drawing Thais to the streets. The visit has prompted an anti-Thaksin rally in Bangkok, and there are expectations of more protests. A crowd of around 15,000 people listens to nationalist songs and speeches attacking former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. They gathered in a Bangkok park Sunday to protest Mr. Thaksin's arrival in Cambodia last week, and Phnom Penh's rejection of Bangkok's request to extradite him. Mr.

Kosovo Holds First Elections Since Independence

Kosovo is holding elections Sunday for the first time since its ethnic Albanian majority declared independence from Serbia in 2008. More than 1.5 million people are eligible to cast ballots for mayors and council members in 36 municipalities, including the capital, Pristina. Hours after the polls opened, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci urged minority Serbs not to boycott the vote as called for by authorities in Belgrade and by Serbia's influential Orthodox Church. Western journalists say some Serbs appeared at polling station

Kenyan Cattle Rustlers Kill 11

Kenya's livestock minister says cattle rustlers have killed 11 people near the central town of Isiolo. Mohammed Kuti, who is also the member of parliament for Isiolo, says the rustlers raided in a village in the area early Sunday. The state-owned Kenya Broadcasting Corporation puts the number of attackers at 300 and says they stole an unknown number of livestock. Kuti condemned the raid and blamed Kenya's government for failing to provide security in the area.  Cattle rustling is common in Kenya, and the extended drought has heightened competition for scarce sour

Somalia Terrorist Group Suspected in Killing of Puntland Judge

Security forces in Somalia's northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland say three people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a judge late Wednesday in the commercial port town of Bosasso.  The assassination may be linked to a Puntland cell of al-Shabab, a militant group linked with al-Qaida. According to witnesses, two masked gunmen ambushed the judge, Sheik Mohamed Abdi Aware, as he left a mosque. Aware died after being shot several times in the head and chest.