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Egypt army: 12 vehicles destroyed crossing from Libya

Egypt's military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the western border with Libya.

Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home, the United Nations says in a new report.


Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country.


Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact

Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on his assertion earlier this week that the matter was closed.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.


7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

At least three people are dead and several others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police said Thursday.


US airstrike kills 8 militants in Somalia

A U.S. airstrike killed eight militants Sunday in Somalia, where in recent months an Islamic extremist group has intensified operations against U.S.-backed forces and “cemented its control of southern and central Somalia,” the military said.


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