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UN envoy berates foreign interference after air strikes on Libya factory

The UN's Libya envoy pleaded with foreign actors to honor an arms embargo on the conflict-torn country as he said an attack on a Tripoli factory Monday may amount to a war crime.Ghassan Salame accused unnamed countries of worsening...

US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US made its most explicit call against the self-styled Libyan National Army of Haftar, who was...

Eastern Libya authorities force plane from Misrata to land in Benghazi

Eastern Libyan authorities forced a civilian flight to land for security checks soon after it had taken off from a city controlled by their rivals in the Tripoli government on Thursday, authorities said.The 90-minute stoppage of the Libyan Airlines...

UN experts say Libya airstrike likely tied to Haftar allies

UN experts say it is “highly probable” that a deadly airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Libya was carried out by a fighter jet operated by a government supporting Khalifa Haftar, who launched an offensive in April seeking...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan commit to resolving Nile dam dispute

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have said they will continue trying to resolve a conflict over plans for a massive Ethiopian-run dam along the river Nile, a project that has raised concerns about shortages of drinking water in Sudan and...

US hosts Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks on Nile dam dispute

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are in the US capital of Washington DC for Wednesday's crunch talks on the controversial building of a mega dam along the River Nile.The Grand Renaissance dam under construction in northern Ethiopia,...

Egypt forces say they kill 83 Islamic militants in Sinai

Egyptian security forces have killed 83 suspected Islamist militants in operations in central and North Sinai over the past month, the military said on Monday.It did not name the militants or their affiliation. The military also said forces detained...

Former PMs, 3 others to run in Algeria presidential election

Five candidates will run in Algeria’s presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests rejecting the vote.The authorities have repeatedly said the Dec. 12 vote would...

Hunger-stricken migrants flee detention centre in Libya

Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention centre in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks.Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention centre late Tuesday. Two of the migrants, as...

Migrants freed amid escalating Tripoli war seek refuge with UN

Hundreds of migrants were released on Tuesday from a detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city, witnesses and the United Nations said.At least 200 of the migrants made their way to...
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Liberia and Ivory Coast sign MOU to promote trade

The Governments of Liberia and Ivory Coast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help promote trade and...
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...