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In this Feb. 25, 2021 file photo, Libyan Prime Minister-designate Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah speaks during a news conference  in Tripoli, Libya. Lawmakers in Libya have begun consultations aimed at confirming a newly appointed government that would lead the war-wrecked country through elections late this year. More than 130 members of the fractured House of Representatives were meeting Monday, March 8, 2021 in the coastal city of Sirte. Dbeibah presented his proposed Cabinet to Speaker Aguila Saleh last week.<br>Hazem Ahmed/AP

Libya: Lawmakers begin consultations on new government

Libyan lawmakers began consultations Monday aimed at confirming a newly appointed government that would lead the war-wrecked country through elections by the end of the year. The U.N. called the session “historic.”


Death toll in bombing in Somalia's capital rises to 20

The death toll has risen to at least 20 after a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a popular restaurant in Somalia's capital on Friday night, with 30 wounded, the government news agency reported Saturday.


AFRICOM needs White House approval for airstrikes, report says

The restrictions were applied while the White House examines former President Donald Trump’s policy, which delegated decision-making on strikes to combatant commanders, unnamed U.S. officials said.

Deadly violence erupts in Senegal as protesters show support of opposition leader

One person was killed Thursday as police clashed with protesters in Bignona town in the southern Casamance region, according to reports. Further clashes were anticipated Friday after the opposition called on the nation to take to the streets.


World Food Program says security protocols, leaks a focus of Congo probe

A U.N. investigation into the attack on a humanitarian convoy in Congo that killed the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and driver will look into whether the long-planned mission's security protocols were followed and whether information might have leaked to the unknown gunmen involved in the ambush.


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