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At least 15 killed in suicide bomb attack in Libya’s Benghazi

A car bomb targeting security forces on Tuesday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 30 others, a spokesman for the security services and medical officials said. "There were 15...

US army strikes Islamic States stronghold in Libya

The U.S. military has conducted air strikes against Islamic State targets in Libya, the Pentagon said Monday. The strikes were conducted in the Islamic State stronghold of Sirte at the request of the U.N.-backed Libyan Government of National Accord...

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir vows to liberate Africa from “modern colonialism”

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday vowed to destroy the institutions of injustice and liberate Africa from "modern colonialism," whether politically or economically. Al-Bashir made the remarks when addressing a mass rally at Khartoum airport upon his arrival from...

Libyan army in street battle with Islamic State snipers in Sirte

Libyan forces made a fresh push on Friday to capture ground from Islamic State militants besieged in the center of their former North African stronghold of Sirte. Nearly three months into a campaign to recapture the city, brigades mainly...

Khalifa Haftar suffer losses in recent Benghazi fighting

Clashes between two rival factions in Libya fighting for control of the eastern city of Benghazi have killed at least 19 fighters and wounded several more. Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a renegade general, clashed with fighters loyal to...

Morocco asks to rejoin African Union after leaving in anger

Morocco has formally written to the African Union requesting to rejoin the continent-wide organization more than three decades after it left in protest over Western Sahara. The request was included in a written speech signed by King Mohammed VI...

Rwanda won’t arrest Sudan’s Omar al Bashir at AU summit – Foreign minister

Rwanda will not arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wanted by the International Criminal court (ICC), says Louise Mushikiwabo, Rwanda's minister of foreign affairs. She made the remarks on Thursday while addressing reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing 27th...

UN peacekeepers returns to mission in Western Sahara signalling end to spat

United Nations civilian staff have begun returning to the peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara, signaling the apparent end of a dispute sparked by the U.N. chief's use of the word "occupation" to describe Morocco's annexation of the territory...

Envoy from Morocco meets with Kenyan president over rejoining African Union

A special envoy from Morocco met Friday with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and told him Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union, without any preconditions, 32 years after its departure over a territory dispute. Morocco is the only African...

Black box shows fire on board probable cause for EgyptAir crash

Egyptian investigators said Wednesday that wreckage from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May shows "signs of damage because of high temperature" and that a flight data recorder indicates there was smoke on board. The Airbus A320 plunged into...
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Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health...
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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday,...

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...