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African Union to Send Monitors to Burundi

The African Union says it will send 200 military advisers and human rights observers to Burundi, 10 months into the country’s violent political crisis over President Pierre Nkrunziza’s third term. International diplomatic efforts appear...

Britain to Help Secure Tunisia-Libya Border

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Monday he is sending a training team of about 20 soldiers to Tunisia to help prevent people from crossing into the country illegally from neighboring Libya. Islamic State...

Rival Political Party Formed by Mugabe’s Former Deputy

The former heir apparent to Zimbabwe’s long-ruling President Robert Mugabe has launched a new political party to challenge Mugabe’s nearly four-decade hold on power. Joice Mujuru announced the formation of the Zimbabwe People First...

AU Continues Peace Efforts in Burundi

An African Union delegation continues its visit to Burundi Friday to push parties to the Burundian conflict toward a dialogue. The delegation, led by South African President Jacob Zuma, was expected to meet with...

53 Dead in Ghana Road Crash

Authorities in Ghana say at least 53 people died in a collision between a bus and a truck on a highway north of the capital, Accra, Wednesday night. Ghana’s President John Mahama tweeted a...

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