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The Somali flag is on display in front of new parliamentarians on Aug. 20, 2012.<br>Stuart Price/UN

Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu

The United Nations mission in Somalia says several people were wounded when mortar rounds landed inside the U.N. and African Union compounds in Mogadishu.

74 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, 110 others sent back

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee say their Ocean Viking ship rescued the migrants Sunday morning about 50 miles off the Libyan coast near an oilfield.


Ethiopia's reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it.


Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram

Nigeria's government discouraged a similar offensive five years ago, calling it a suicide mission. This time it has the backing of the governor of Borno state, which has suffered the worst of the Boko Haram attacks.

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A look at the Ethiopia-Eritrea war whose end brought a Nobel

It was a war that killed some 80,000 people and sputtered to life again and again over two decades, pulling in soldiers including a young Ethiopian who fought in a contested town at the center of the conflict. On Friday, Abiy Ahmed, now Ethiopia's prime minister, received the Nobel Peace Prize for taking the crucial step to end the fighting.


Airstrikes devastated ISIS camps in Libya, defense official says

A series of recent airstrikes in Libya against Islamic State targets were delivered to “devastating effect,” eliminating roughly one-third of the group’s already weakened fighting force in the country, a defense official said Thursday.


Airstrikes devastated ISIS camps in Libya, defense official says

A series of recent airstrikes in Libya against Islamic State targets were delivered to “devastating effect,” eliminating roughly one-third of the group’s already weakened fighting force in the country, a defense official said Thursday.


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