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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthday

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime leader, has sought to brush away concerns that his wife controls him, saying she is "not the power behind my throne."
  • Mortar shells land by Somalia's presidential palace

    At least three mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified presidential palace compound on Thursday, a Somali police officer said. Some were wounded in the attack that was claimed by Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab through the group's...

    Leaked spy documents reveal plot to kill African Union head

    The African Union chairwoman is "safe and sound," the organization said on Thursday, after leaked intelligence documents revealed a 2012 plot to assassinate her. South African and Ethiopian spies intercepted a plot to kill Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma soon...

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 91st birthday as country struggles

    Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe turns 91 on Saturday, with his supporters saying they will back him to run his full term until 2018 and beyond despite nagging questions about his health and an economy that is crumbling under his watch. Mugabe's recent...

    Italy to weigh military action in Libya if diplomacy fails

    Italy would weigh participating in any military intervention to keep forces from the Islamic State group from advancing in Libya should diplomatic efforts fail, Italian officials said Monday. Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti has said Rome could...