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UN pushing to halt embargo violations in Libya

The UN envoy for Libya hopes an international conference next month will produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating...

Assault on Syria Kurds starts as Republicans turn on Trump

Turkish troops and Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in north-east Syria on Wednesday with air strikes and artillery before a cross-border ground operation...

Thirteen Med migrants drown

The Italian coastguard recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in heavy weather as rescue boats approached...

Populism on the rise in Tunisia

Annoyance among voters in the hilltop town al-Alia illustrates the dilemma facing Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party as it seeks to win Sunday’s parliamentary...

Migrants flee after rescue

At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of Tripoli on Sunday but fled...

Five Western countries, Turkey and UAE back Libyan state oil firm

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Five Western countries including the United States, as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the...

Iranian held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed

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An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has been released with the help of the United Nations and...

Pope coming to Mozambique

Pope Francis heads to Mozambique to encourage the country’s fragile peace, starting a three-nation African tour where climate change, poverty and corruption will be...

Rice smuggling leads to Nigeria/Benin border closure

Nigeria partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling threatening attempts to boost local production government said. Government wants Nigeria to...

DR Congo Ebola trial effective

Scientists are a step closer to finding the first effective treatment for the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two potential drugs showed encouraging survival...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...