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Diplomacy & Peace

Veteran commander vies for power in Libya's shifting sands

Khalifa Haftar.When Khalifa Haftar flew to Tunis in September, the veteran commander and possible future leader of Libya brought masked troops armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers in a show of force that drew censure from U.N. experts.

New U.S. sanctions aim to block Libyan oil smuggling

A Libyan oil refinery.The United States has issued a new round of sanctions targeting oil smugglers in Libya aimed at blocking exploitation of natural resources that is driving instability, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday.


Botswana blames Congo's humanitarian crisis on Kabila

Joseph Kabila.Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country’s humanitarian and security crisis, in the sharpest criticism yet from an African government of his refusal to step down.


Two dead after DR Congo demonstrations

Two dead in DR Congo demonstrationsAt least two people were killed and dozens injured on when security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo cracked down on church-led demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila, the United Nations said.

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