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Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter joins a meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Athens on Jan. 17, 2020. A spokesman said late Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that forces allied with the U.N.-supported government in Libya have captured a key airport in Tripoli from rival troops attempting to take control of the capital for over a year. <br>Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

Tripoli forces say they have ended siege of Libyan capital

Forces allied with Libya's U.N.-supported government said Thursday they regained control of all of Tripoli's entrance and exit points after taking back the airport, claiming that the siege by rival troops trying to capture the capital for over a year has effectively ended.


Navy’s vice chief tapped to command service’s forces in Europe, Africa

Adm. Robert P. Burke has been nominated to serve as the next commander of the Naples, Italy-based U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa in a series of Navy leadership changes announced by the Pentagon.


Nigeria stares into the abyss of a life without oil cash

Africa's most populous nation is getting almost nothing from its massive oil wealth. A glut of Nigerian oil is at a price level that means fiscal revenue for the continent's biggest economy has cratered.

In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd

Mindful of America's image on a continent where China's influence has grown and where many have felt a distinct lack of interest from the Trump administration in Africa, some U.S. diplomats have tried to control the damage.


US says Russian jets in Libya present broader worries for region

U.S. Africa Command flatly rejected Russian claims that Moscow did not deploy fighter jets to Libya, saying Friday that the 14 aircraft flown in reflect Russia's longer term goal to establish a foothold in the region that could threaten NATO allies.


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