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East Libya forces to secure oil sites

Securing oil sites in eastern LibyaEastern forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said in a move that may alarm Tripoli authorities in Tripoli authorities.
   

Ethiopia highway blockade ends

Ethiopian road blockade overProtesters in Ethiopia’s north-eastern Afar region ended a blockade of the landlocked country’s main route to the sea imposed on Sunday to demonstrate against surging ethnic violence, police and organisers said.
   

Nairobi hotel attackers “eliminated”

Kenya hotel attackKenyan security forces “eliminated” militants who stormed an upscale hotel compound and killed at least 14 people in an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
   

Islamists cleared from Rann

Rann recapturedNigeria’s military recaptured north-eastern town Rann after it was overrun by Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) insurgents a day earlier, weeks ahead of an election in which security is a key issue.

   

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