East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya - The EU Naval Force says that a Taiwanese fishing vessel that was reported to have been hijacked by pirates was never attacked.

NAIROBI, Kenya - Somali pirates seized a Taiwanese fishing vessel with 14 crew onboard in the southernmost hijacking yet, the European Union Naval Force said on Friday.

JOHANNESBURG - One of the accused in the attempted murder of an exiled Rwandan general offered a $1 million bribe to police to release him upon arrest, a South African court said Thursday.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - 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.

JOHANNESBURG - A Nigerian charged with carbombings that killed at least a dozen people in his homeland last week.
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