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A video screen grab shows a migrant resting in a detention center in Sabha, Libya, on July 17, 2019.<br>AP

UN Libya migrant center plagued with crowding, TB, food cuts

The United Nations center in Libya was opened as an "alternative to detention," a last, safe stop for migrants before they were resettled in other countries. Now, just a year later, it looks increasingly like the notorious Libyan lockups it was supposed to replace.

Police: Al-Shabab militants kill eight on bus in northern Kenya

The Somalia-based al-Shabab has claimed responsibility. The al-Qaida-linked militant group has vowed retribution on Kenya for sending troops to Somalia to fight it.


Macron wants African leaders to make it clear they want France's military presence

West African leaders need to make it clear they want and need France's military presence, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, just days after a helicopter collision killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali last week.


FBI: California man now ‘highest-ranking’ American fighting alongside al-Shabab terrorists

Federal investigators are re-upping a $5 million reward related to the capture of a 37-year-old man on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List whom it called “the highest-ranking U.S. citizen fighting overseas with a terrorist organization.”

French flag burns in Mali as Islamists overrun frazzled army

The French were hailed as liberators in Mali in the aftermath of a bloody coup that left the land-locked former colony exposed. These days, Malians want them gone.


US airstrikes kill 10 Somali militants after troops thwart Al-Shabab attack on airfield

A suicide car bomber and other armed militants attacked a base used by U.S. troops in Somalia Monday, Somali and U.S. officials said, amid conflicting reports that the militants were pushed back before breaching the compound.


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