United Nations (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council agreed on Wednesday to partially lift a decades-old arms embargo on Somalia for one year, allowing the government in Mogadishu to buy light weapons to strengthen its security forces to fight al Qaeda-linked Islamists.
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela died Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer, the government announced, leaving behind a bitterly divided nation in the grip of a political crisis that grew more acute as he languished for weeks, silent and out of sight in hospitals in Havana and Caracas.
Uhuru Kenyatta had an early edge as Kenya continued the count on Tuesday in a presidential election that brought out millions of voters despite pockets of violence that killed at least 15 people.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five years after more than 1,000 people were killed in election-related violence, Kenyans on Monday will begin casting votes in a nationwide election seen as the country’s most important — and complicated — in its 50-year history.
ACEA Virtus Roma (Italy, Serie A) has added American rookie Faisal Aden (193 cm, Washington State’12) to its playing staff. Aden is in his first year as a pro, and the 24-year old guard will be looking to bolster a Virtus Roma team in a good position to claim a play-off berth this season. Roma is currently 5th in the Serie A standings with a 12-6 record.