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Egypt says fighting in central Sinai leaves 10 soldiers dead

Islamic extremists killed 10 Egyptian soldiers in fighting in a central part of the restive Sinai Peninsula during an army raid on a militant hideout early Thursday, the military said, a toll that underscored its continuing challenges to rein in insurgents in the area.

Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in

Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief said Thursday. The U.N. has called it the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schools

The armed group took over the school little by little. One day when a fighter came to collect and burn the students' desks, teacher Thiernd Ouronfei decided he'd had enough.


Rights group urges Libyan general to probe killings

Human Rights Watch urged a powerful general in eastern Libya on Wednesday to investigate allegations that his forces committed war crimes such as killing prisoners and desecrating bodies.


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Daily hunt for water affects millions of Africans

In Africa 319 million people, representing 32 percent of sub-Saharan Africans, don't have safe drinking water.

France warns against cuts to UN force in Congo before voting

France's U.N. ambassador warned Tuesday against cuts to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo when the country is heading toward elections and facing an upsurge in violence and deteriorating security.


Official: Car bomb kills 6 near Somalia presidential palace

A car bomb exploded Tuesday at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace in the capital, killing at least six people, the spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor said.


AFRICOM: Resource constraints add risk for US forces in Africa

Inadequate surveillance, poor supply chain networks and an inefficient personnel-rescue system are putting U.S. forces in Africa at increased risk, U.S. Africa Command warned Thursday.


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