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The coffin of one of the six humanitarian aid workers from the French NGO ACTED killed by gunmen in a Niger, is carried out of a military transport plan during a ceremony at Orly Airport, south of Paris, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. <br>Stephane de Sakutin, Pool  /AP

Islamic State claims Niger killings of French aid workers

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing six French aid workers, their driver and a local guide in a wildlife park in Niger last month.


In show of force, B-52 bombers maneuver near European, African hotspots

Two long-range, eight-engine bombers headed from Britain to North Africa to train with warplanes from Tunisia, which borders war-torn Libya, U.S. Africa Command said.


West African leaders urge civilian rule in Mali within days

West African leaders have emphasized that Mali's junta should nominate civilian transitional leaders within days to lead the nation toward elections, Ghana's president said following a regional summit.

AFRICOM monitoring situation in Mali following military coup condemned by US

All U.S. service members in Mali were safe and accounted for, U.S. Africa Command said the day after Malian soldiers seized the country’s president and forced his resignation.


Salons, bar, other facilities reopen on Djibouti base, months after coronavirus shut them down

Access to many social locations and eateries on Camp Lemonnier had been restricted since March 22 as the number of cases of the coronavirus began to rise in the east African country.


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