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An employee approaches the entrance to the Agbada 2 oil flow station, operated by Shell Petroleum Development Co. in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on Sept. 30, 2015<br>George Osodi/Bloomberg

Nigeria oil thieves keep a lid on output even as bombs abate

Even after the government quelled a militant uprising that sent production to a 30-year low last August, smaller-scale sabotage caused by people trying to steal oil remains rife.

Egypt opens military base says largest in region

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has inaugurated a military base in the country's northwest to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities.

Libyan PM decries edict by clerics loyal to rival government

A week ago, a religious committee under the government based in eastern Libya targeted Ibadi followers, describing them as a "misguided and aberrant group."


Nigeria: Bombed refugee center wasn't marked properly

Defense forces said Friday in a statement that when it noticed mass movement through aerial satellite observation on Jan. 17, it was mistaken for Boko Haram activity.


In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

She had no body to bury, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth.

China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

China's top diplomat to the African Union says his country would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month.


Czech minister advocates EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the European Union consider a military engagement in Libya to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe.


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