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In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 photo, the Sea-Watch rescue ship waits off the coast of Malta. 
<br>Rene Rossignaud/Associated Press

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

Sea-Watch tweeted that Libyan officials had hung up when it asked for a port assignment.

Rival militias negotiate truce in Libya's Tripoli

Negotiations overseen by tribal elders were ongoing Sunday, with hopes the militias from Tripoli, Zintan and Tarhouna can agree to stop the fighting.

Al-Qaida-linked jihadis attack UN base in North Mali

Peacekeepers “responded robustly and a number of assailants were killed,” a U.N. statement said. Residents said the attackers in the Sunday morning assault arrived in motorcycles and cars.


Sudan police deploy in large numbers ahead of fresh protests

Video clips circulating online show hundreds of security forces in Khartoum and more heading to nearby Omdurman, a hotbed of dissent that saw hours of pitched battles between police and protesters last week.


High court declares Congo's president, but runner-up revolts

Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president," and urged Congolese to peacefully protest a "constitutional coup d'etat."

US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabab militants

The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab militants after a "large group" mounted an attack on Somali forces.


Omar al-Bashir exploited Sudan's ethnic division for decades. Now Sudan is united against him.

After decades of successfully exploiting Sudan's ethnic and racial divides between ethnic Arabs who live along the Nile River and ethnic Africans living in Sudan's Darfur region, a new generation is fed up and is hoping ethnic solidarity against Bashir will lead to his downfall.


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