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South Sudan's government troops patrolling on Oct. 16, 2016 in Malakal town, South Sudan.<br>Gale Julius/Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS

UN urges halt to South Sudan fighting and 4,000 new troops

The U.N. Security Council called Monday for a halt to fighting in South Sudan and swift deployment of a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing U.N. force in the conflict-wracked African nation.

Trump calls Egypt's el-Sissi, offers support

Egypt's presidency says that U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who expressed hope for a "new push" in bilateral relations under Trump's administration.


Official: 236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria's air force

A local official says the death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria's air force has climbed to 236 - a sharp increase from earlier counts.


Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and five others

Authorities in Cameroon say a helicopter fighting the Boko Haram insurgency has crashed on the border with Nigeria, killing six people including the commander of this central African nation's troops.

US bombers flew from Missouri and killed 80 Islamic State fighters in Libya

U.S. warplanes struck Islamic State encampments in Libya overnight, killing more than 80 terrorists and destroying their makeshift training camps near Sirte, a town the group once dominated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday.


Libya's neighbors demand national dialogue to end crisis

Representatives of Libya's neighbors meeting in Cairo on Saturday warned the North African nation's main rival factions against seeking to settle their differences through military force, as Egypt announced that efforts were underway to bring their leaders together to chart a "joint vision" for the country.


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