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Haftar forces suffer losses in Libya fighting

Clashes between two rival factions in Libya fighting for control of the eastern city of Benghazi have killed at least 19 fighters and wounded several more. Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a renegade general, clashed with fighters loyal to the Shura Council of the Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR). At least 17...

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UN: Over 100 sexual assault cases in South Sudan's Juba

The UN says there have been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan’s capital Juba since fighting broke out three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country’s rival leaders. Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in Juba for several days between...

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Al-Shabab says ex-Somali MP was suicide bomber

A former member of Somalia’s parliament was one of two suicide bombers behind a deadly attack on international troops near Mogadishu’s international airport, according to the armed group al-Shabab. Salah Nuh Ismail, also known as Salah Badbado, and an unknown second assailant detonated cars loaded with explosives at the gates...

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Riek Machar: Appointment of new S Sudan VP is 'illegal'

South Sudan’s former vice president and prominent opposition leader Riek Machar has told Al Jazeera that his replacement by President Salva Kiir is “illegal”. In an exclusive phone interview on Wednesday, Machar said: “I’m still the first vice president of the republic of South Sudan. The appointment made yesterday by President...

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UN warns South Sudan's Kiir over Machar replacement

The UN has warned South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir that any political appointments must be consistent with a peace deal that ended nearly two years of civil war. The warning came a day after Kiir replaced his vice president and rival Riek Machar with Taban Deng, in a move that could...

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Interview: CAR president Touadera speaks to Al Jazeera

Faustin-Archange Touadera, the president of the Central African Republic (CAR) was elected in February in a peaceful election that many lauded as a first step towards restoring peace after years of sectarian violence. He took office in March but his government is weak, has very little control outside the capital...

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South Sudan's displaced face hunger

Aweil and Kiir Adem, South Sudan – The fields around Aweil town were covered with a promising, lush green carpet of budding sorghum plants. In three months, it would be harvest season in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal region. Yet three months was longer than many here could afford...

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