YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Six foreigners who were kidnapped off the coast of Cameroon in early September have been released, a government spokesman said Thursday.

LAGOS, Nigeria - Pirates kidnapped two Russian sailors during an attack on a cargo ship off the coast of Cameroon, the latest act of violence along West Africa's increasingly insecure coast, a private security official said Wednesday.

LAGOS, Nigeria - A Nigerian naval spokesman says two sailors taken hostage by pirates off the coast of West Africa have been released.

LAGOS, Nigeria - Pirates attacked a Ghanaian ship and kidnapped two sailors for ransom off the coast of Cameroon, the latest attack near a long-disputed peninsula in the West African nation, a Nigerian naval official said Tuesday.

YANGON, Myanmar - A Cameroon football player who sought refuge at the French Embassy in Myanmar's main city has been sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of forging U.S.
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