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Rival Libyan PM meets Turkish envoy in first known meeting with foreign visitor

The Libyan flag.Libya's self-declared prime minister, who runs a rival government not recognised by the international community, met a Turkish envoy on Tuesday, in the first publicly known diplomatic meeting with a foreign representative.

ISS: Think Again - Renamo's renaissance, and civil war as election strategy

Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama.In 2009, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) recorded its worst ever showing in an election. Its candidate, rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, was trying so hard to play the respectable politician, yet he received only 650 679 votes (16.41% of the total). This was, astoundingly, over 300 000 votes fewer than he had garnered in the 2004 poll.

Libya's parliament allies with renegade general, struggling to assert authority

Khalifa Haftar.Libya's beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.

Somalia leader says his advisers not helping Islamist militants

Al Shabaab militants.Somalia's president said on Friday that nobody close to him had been involved in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants and denied that a man U.N investigators linked to the arms trade had advised him.

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