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Forces backed by Libya's unity govt seek to encircle Islamic State-held Sirte

A Libyan military vehicle.Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed unity government say they aim to encircle Sirte, Islamic State's stronghold in Libya, having moved to within 15 km (10 miles) of the city centre.

Five jailed for life in Uganda for al Shabaab World Cup bombings

al Shabaab militants.Five men were jailed for life in Uganda on Friday for their role in two al Shabaab bombings that killed 76 people among crowds watching the World Cup soccer final in July 2010.

Ivory Coast arrests man suspected of link to Grand Bassam hotel attack

An AQIM attacker in the Ivory Coast.Ivory Coast authorities arrested a man on Thursday suspected of transporting weapons for an attack that killed 19 people at the beach resort of Grand Bassam in March, according to national television.

Military push, economic hardship fuel insurgency in Nigeria's Delta

A militant in the Niger Delta.Slumped in a chair at Port Harcourt airport in Nigeria's Delta region, community leader Udengs Eradiri warns that attacks on oil facilities there are likely to escalate unless the government "changes its body language".

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