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Africa

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  • Benghazi, where Libya's uprising began, now a shattered city

    The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, is a shelled-out ruin — a testimony to the destruction and chaos that permeate this North African country four years...
  • French president starts 2-day visit to Africa

    French President Francois Hollande has begun a two-day visit to Africa where he will hold talks with the leaders of Benin, Angola and Cameroon. Hollande spoke at a news conference Thursday after meeting with Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi, less than...
  • Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out

    The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994...
  • Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai

    Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security...
  • UN sanctions 6 generals for fueling South Sudan conflict

    The U.N. Security Council decided Wednesday to impose sanctions on six generals for fueling an 18-month conflict in South Sudan that has killed thousands, forced over two million people to flee their homes and created a humanitarian emergency. U.S....
  • Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal

    The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the rival Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni made the comments during...
  • Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others

    Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram. Prosecutor Alhassim Khamis said in a statement Monday that Bahna Fanaye, whose alias is Mahamat Moustapha, was apprehended...
  • Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

    Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops
    Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security...
  • Scores slain as militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai

    Scores slain as militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai
    Heavily armed militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State carried out a broad assault on Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, a daylong battle that left scores of troops, civilians and extremists dead and raised the specter...
  • A look at major militant attacks in Egypt

    Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks Wednesday on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The coordinated assaults set off the fiercest clashes in decades in the peninsula, killing at least 64 soldiers...
  • Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'

    Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'
    President Abdel Fattah Sisi, paying tribute to his assassinated top prosecutor, on Tuesday signaled the start of an even harsher security crackdown targeting “enemies” of his government. At the funeral of Hisham Barakat, the prosecutor...