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South Sudan ready to mediate in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir offered to mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir, Kiir’s office said. The...

Sudan could be off terror sponsor list – US official

The United States will consider new ways to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if it sees fundamental change in...

Libya ceasefire call on UN agenda

The UN Security Council is considering a British-drafted resolution demanding a ceasefire in Libya and calling on all countries with influence over the warring...

Russian soldiers to CAR

Russia will send up to 30 military personnel to Central African Republic as part of a UN mission to stabilise the country, according to...

Qatar calls for arms embargo against Libya’s Haftar

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Qatar’s foreign minister has called for an effective arms embargo against eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and for his troops to withdraw from areas...

Egypt’s Sisi meets Haftar

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Khalifa Haftar, commander of eastern-based Libyan forces, who is under international pressure to halt an advance on Tripoli. Egypt...

Military solution no solution in Libya – Italy

Italy’s prime minister said any foreign military intervention in Libya would not resolve the latest conflict in its former colony, warning it might trigger...

Pope kisses South Sudan leaders’ feet

Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture after a retreat at the Vatican, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders as...

The end and beginning of an era: African Lion 19

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As African Lion 2019 comes to an end, so does the era of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa's tenure of serving at...

ISS: Resurrected Haftar scuttles UN and AU Libyan peace efforts

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‘The report of my death was an exaggeration.’ That was Mark Twain speaking but it could have been Khalifa Haftar. One year after he...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...