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Rebel, military fighting in Congo's northeast kills 19

A Congo military spokesman says 14 rebels and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in the country's northeast.

Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7

A car bombing on a busy street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said.

Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

Burkina Faso has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the West African nation's foreign minister said Thursday, in the latest blow to the self-ruled island that Beijing has been trying to isolate on the global stage.


Gadhafi regime's legacy fuels violence in west Africa

The violence is stoking Nigeria's ethnic and religious divisions and is rivaling Boko Haram's nine-year-old Islamist insurgency in the northeast as the nation's biggest security crisis.


2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic."

Islamic State claims bombing in Libya that killed 2

The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a checkpoint in eastern Libya that killed at least two security personnel.


New US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

U.S. President Donald Trump's top health official says the United States, the World Health Organization and its partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak.


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Newly released Niger ambush video: American survivors sent final messages to loved ones

More than an hour after their team of 11 American and 34 Nigerien troops was attacked just outside the village of Tongo Tongo, the American survivors – six Green Berets and an intelligence contractor – drafted final words to families and friends, a video narration of the ambush revealed.


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