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Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, of Mountainair, N.M., died Thursday at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the Defense Department announced in a statement Friday. He was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Troop Command out of Rio Rancho, N.M.<br>Facebook

Soldier who died in Djibouti was member of New Mexico Army National Guard

Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, of Mountainair, N.M., died Thursday at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, the Defense Department announced in a statement Friday. He was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Troop Command out of Rio Rancho, N.M.

Libya's warring parties resume talks in Geneva

Libya's warring parties have returned to negotiations aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country after they had suspended talks earlier this week, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday.

Sudanese activists say security forces fire tear gas at them

Sudanese pro-democracy activists said the country's security forces fired tear gas Thursday at hundreds of protesters in the capital Khartoum.


US service member dies in Djibouti

The cause of death is under investigation, according to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.


Erdogan criticizes EU move to enforce Libyan arms embargo

Turkey's president criticized on Wednesday the European Union’s decision to launch a maritime effort focused on enforcing the U.N. arms embargo around Libya, accusing European nations that agreed to the operation of “interfering in the region.”

Special ops forces gear up for large Africa drill as possible cutbacks loom

U.S. special operations forces begin large-scale exercises Monday in western Africa, where Pentagon leaders are mulling a troop cutback even as insurgent groups in the region gain ground.


Largest mass graves uncovered in Burundi with 6,000 bodies

The country's truth and reconciliation commission said the latest mass graves to be explored are in central Karusi province. There appear to be at least 18 such graves.


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