A NASA image shows the East African nations of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia, as well as portions of Kenya, Sudan, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia, as seen on Nov. 29, 2000.<br>NASA

US strikes in Somalia, Yemen kill 17 militants

A series of American airstrikes in recent days killed 17 al-Qaida-linked fighters in Somalia and Yemen, according to U.S. military spokesmen.

US extradites Rwandan academic to face genocide charges

A Rwandan academic who is accused of participating in the 1994 genocide arrived in the country on Wednesday following his extradition from the United States.

South Sudan says rebel leader's call to arms 'unacceptable'

South Sudan's government is making its first public response to a rebel leader's call for a return to armed conflict, saying Riek Machar is placing his own ambition above peace.

US military says it kills 4 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has killed four al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in what it calls airstrikes in self-defense.

Confidential UN report details South Sudan threats, violence

The U.N. ambulance carried an urgent patient: a local woman in labor. South Sudan government soldiers stopped the ambulance 15 times at checkpoints in the capital, Juba. The Aug. 2 journey, which usually takes 15 minutes, lasted nearly two hours.

South African official blames students for worker's death

The death of a South African university worker who was hospitalized after a student protest has deepened tensions over unrest roiling campuses across the nation.

Somalia delays presidential election by a month amid worries

Somalia has pushed back its upcoming presidential election by a month, sparking concern in the international community, which has called on all parties to implement the electoral calendar without delay.

US airstrikes in Libya slow as targets shrink

The pace of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Libya slowed in September as the number of insurgents holed up in a hard-to-target section of the coastal city of Sirte shrinks.

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