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16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's east

Congo's army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country's east, the military's spokesman said Thursday.


UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forces

The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed forces.


Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation

A severe food shortage has deteriorated into a famine in two counties in South Sudan, the government and United Nations announced Monday, with 100,000 people facing starvation.

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

Scores of bodies, presumably of African migrants, washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Libya's Red Crescent spokesman said on Tuesday.


UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country's ongoing military campaign in Yemen.


AFRICOM: Boko Haram weakened in 2016 but still a threat

Boko Haram is splintered, weaker and less organized than it was a year ago, but the Nigerian terrorist group remains a threat to the region, according to U.S. Africa Command.


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