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Monica Skidmore of Washington walks with her two dogs with signs that read "We Love Everyone" as people gather for a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban order outside the White House, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Washington. <br>Andrew Harnik/AP

Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

When President Donald Trump added the African nation of Chad to his most recent installment of travel restrictions, everyone from the Pentagon to Chad's leaders to the French government was perplexed — especially since the U.S. has praised Chad's cooperation on counterterrorism.


US presence in Somalia surges as military mission turns more deadly

The number of U.S. servicemembers operating in Somalia has quadrupled since the beginning of the year to 400 troops, making it the biggest contingent deployed to the war-torn country in nearly 25 years.


UN says S. Sudan 'lukewarm' about regional peace effort

South Sudan's government has given only "a lukewarm response" to a regional effort to revive the 2015 peace agreement and end worsening violence in the world's newest nation, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday.

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 with scores still missing

More than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years.


After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent.


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