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East Libyan forces said they had launched air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters after the militants made incursions south and east of their former coastal stronghold of Sirte.
KIGALI - Reuters
War and famine have forced more than 2 million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, creating the most worrying refugee crisis in the world, the United Nations said May 8
BAIDOA, Somalia - Agence France Presse
Mariam Ibrahim, her seven children and two neighboring families were the last to leave their village in southwestern Somalia.
ABUJA - Agence France-Presse
Nigeria said on May 6 that it had negotiated the release of 82 of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than three years ago, securing their freedom in a prisoner swap deal.
The bodies of three members of a Turkish cargo ship have been retrieved and seven others were rescued after the ship sank a few miles off Libya’s Misurata port on March 16. Rescue efforts for another three are ongoing, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
PORT HARCOURT - Agence France-Presse
Two Turkish construction workers abducted by gunmen earlier this month in oil-rich southern Nigeria have been freed, police said April 21
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
A Turkish cargo vessel has sunk off the coast of Libya, leaving seven crew members missing, as high winds and waves battered the region, the Libyan navy said on March 16
Two Turkish construction workers were abducted from their hotel rooms in Nigeria’s oil-rich Akwa Ibom state on April 9, a Nigerian police spokesman said April 11, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
South Sudan on Feb. 20 declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry in what aid groups called a “man-made” tragedy.
The Gambia’s longtime opposition won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, easily defeating the party of ousted leader Yahya Jammeh, results announced on April 7 showed
MOGADISHU – Agence France-Presse
The toll has climbed to 39 dead in an unusually deadly suicide bombing at the weekend in the Somali capital Mogadishu, rescue workers said on Feb. 20, the first since a new president was chosen this month