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Lesotho's deputy premier in charge after PM flees "coup"

A soldier stands guard in Lesotho.Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane accused Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing of helping to plan a coup by the army that forced the prime minister to flee the country.

Africa's militants may be inspired by Islamic State gains, officials told

Site of a suicide bombing in Somalia.African Islamists may be emboldened by the Islamic State's gains in the Middle East, and local security services need to cooperate to counter the continent's militants, African intelligence officials heard on Thursday.

Libya's oil recovery may be short-lived as country risks falling apart

A Libyan oil refinery.A comeback by Libya's oil industry may be short-lived as a confrontation between armed groups risks splitting the country three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya warns United Nations of possible slide into civil war

Libya has warned it may be facing civil war.Libya warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed.

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