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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...

Kenya to Build Jail for Terror Suspects

NAIROBI, KENYA The Kenyan government is planning to build a new prison to confine only terrorist suspects and sympathizers. The facility is intended to deter the spread of terrorist ideology. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta...

Al-Shabab denies Kenya has killed its spy

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab has denied that its intelligence chief has been killed in a Kenyan air strike in southern Somalia. Mohammed Karatey and 10 other al-Shabab commanders were killed in the strike on...

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