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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.


UN identifies 41 peacekeepers in connection with CAR abuse

A U.N. investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in the Central African Republic has identified 41 of the alleged perpetrators, a spokesman said Monday.

Cape Verde takes in Yemeni detainee; Guantanamo now has 59 prisoners

The U.S. military has delivered a long-held, mistakenly profiled Yemeni captive held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo to resettlement in the African archipelago of Cape Verde, reducing the prison’s population to 59, the Pentagon said Sunday.


Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack.


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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