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Libya could become even more chaotic after Islamic State defeat

Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group's ambitions in North Africa. The country, however, remains very unstable amid battles between rival militias and the remaining militants could still undermine a fragile U.S.-backed unity government, analysts said.

Report: Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists

At least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police in the country's coastal region after a series of attacks, a human rights organization said Wednesday.

Somalia recaptures town from Islamic State-linked fighters; 34 dead

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.


Hunger stalks world's youngest capital as war nears 4th year

For the first time since the world's newest country gained independence in 2011, hunger is stalking its capital, Juba, because of renewed violence and a deepening economic crisis.


UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible

The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U.N.'s special envoy to the North African nation said Tuesday.

UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible

The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U.N.'s special envoy to the North African nation said Tuesday.


Mobsters ran a fake US embassy in Ghana, issuing $6,000 visas

For a decade, an American flag flew outside a battered pink building in Ghana's capital city, welcoming out of town visitors who, once inside, found a photo of U.S. President Barack Obama hanging on the wall.


US forces in Somalia take on more risk as advisory mission expands

U.S. special operations forces working with Somali troops are facing increased risk in an advisory mission that has shifted from basic soldiering to complex battlefield missions, U.S. Africa Command’s Gen. Thomas Waldhauser said.


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