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A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official.
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Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at the start of talks in the neighboring Congo Republic.
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Odette Bayagambe, 39, had always considered Tanzania her home, until the afternoon of August 9, 2013 when Tanzanian security operatives attacked her home and forced her to leave the country.
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Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others, residents and security sources said.
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The first time I tasted South African chenin blancs I was unimpressed. "A spotty lot," my tasting notes from 1994 called them.
A Libyan politician and his wife are appealing today against a High Court decision to throw out damages actions brought over their rendition to Tripoli.
Gunmen killed at least four people and injured several others in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said.
South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky ceasefire agreement signed in May could totally collapse.
The U.N. Mission in South Sudan said Sunday the attack on Nassir by forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, is the most serious resumption of hostilities since the leaders of warring factions made fresh commitments in May to adhere to a peace agreement.
Fierce fighting raged on the outskirts of Tripoli on Sunday as militias continued to battle for control of the airport in what's being called the worst fighting in Libya since the 2011 revolution.
At least two people were killed on Sunday when a stray rocket hit their house as rival Libyan militias exchanged heavy fire around Tripoli's international airport, a security official said.
Tunisia on Saturday launched a crackdown on mosques and radio stations associated with hardline Islamists after militants killed 14 soldiers in an area near the country's border with Algeria.
Flights have resumed from two small airports in Libya triggering a rush of Libyans and expatriates trying to leave the country on Saturday after fighting closed the main international airport a week earlier.
The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.
MENA reported Saturday that Hanks will film scenes for "A Hologram for the King" in diving areas off the coast.
Italian rescuers have found 18 bodies on a boat carrying hundreds of asylum-seekers and another died while being evacuated, the ANSA news agency reports.
Knives, ropes, tarpaulins, AK-47s, and gun lubricant. These are some of the items handed over to the Ugandan army by three fighters who defected last month from Joseph Kony's rebels, the Lord's Resistance Army, in Central African Republic.
Updated: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:45 pm
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