Israel defense chief jets to Morocco to cement security ties
Israel's defense minister headed to Morocco on Tuesday for an official visit to cement security ties just ahead of the first anniversary of their agreement to establish full diplomatic relations.
UN Libya envoy bows out as presidential vote approaches
The United Nations' top envoy for Libya is resigning weeks ahead of presidential elections seen as critical to the country's stability after nearly a decade of chaos, the world body said Tuesday.
Canary Islands: More than 400 migrants rescued in Atlantic
Spanish rescuers have saved and disembarked more than 400 migrants and asylum-seekers to the Canary Islands in the past two days as they attempted to reach the Atlantic Ocean archipelago from West Africa on several overcrowded, unsafe smuggling boats.
US says escalating Ethiopia crisis risks talks’ progress
The US special envoy to the Horn of Africa said the escalating conflict in Ethiopia is jeopardizing progress that has been made on bringing the two sides together to negotiate an end to the yearlong crisis.
Ethiopia PM says he will lead army ‘from the battlefront’
An estimated tens of thousands of people have been killed in the war between Ethiopian and allied forces and fighters from the country's northern Tigray region, who long dominated the national government before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office.
Sudan’s reinstated PM says government to be independent
On Sunday, Sudan's deposed prime minister signed a deal that will see him reinstated, almost a month after a military coup put him under house arrest. The agreement envisions an independent, technocratic Cabinet to be led by Abdalla Hamdok until elections can be held.
French military denies injuring protesters in Burkina Faso
Amid an increase in Islamic extremist violence in Burkina Faso, tensions have increased. Many people in Burkina Faso are angry that the former colonial power is not doing more to protect them in the West African country’s five-year fight against jihadists linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group, which has left thousands dead and displaced more than 1.4 million people.
In Africa, Blinken sees limits of US influence abroad
Traveling across Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken saw firsthand the limits of America’s influence abroad.
Libyan interim PM aims for presidency, despite rules
Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is barred from running under Libya's current election laws. He promised he would not seek office in this year's elections as a condition to taking on his caretaker role earlier this year.
Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts
Amnesty International warns of an "alarming increase" in military courts targeting civilians: In the past three months, it says, 10 civilians have been investigated or prosecuted by military tribunals.