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Algerian protesters mark 65th independence anniversary

ALGIERS Algerian protesters on Friday marked the 65th anniversary of Independence War as weekly demonstrations take place for the 37th Friday. Demonstrations which began late Thursday coincided with official celebrations of...

Amnesty calls on African countries to unclog prisons

Older prisoners, pregnant women and those with dependent children should be released, says rights group

Crises, violence put 24M at risk in Sahel Africa: UN

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria The UN said Thursday prolonged crises and widespread violence in Nigeria’s Lake Chad region and Sahel Africa could fuel a humanitarian challenge for 24 million people, half of...

Turkey, Libya not to let 'fait-accompli': Turkish spox

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman on Sunday said the recently inked memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on the maritime jurisdictions complied with...

Haftar forces bomb kills 30, injures 33

TRIPOLI, Libya Thirty people were killed and 33 injured Saturday in an airstrike here by eastern Libyan forces. Jets loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar bombed a military school dormitory in southern Tripoli, according...

Libyan army targets Haftar-affiliated Janjaweed militia

ANKARA  The Libyan Army Sunday targeted the transport of Janjaweed militia affiliated to warlord Khalifa Haftar as they were preparing an attack south of the capital Tripoli. The airstrikes hit a...

Libyan army hits Haftar’s militias air defense system

TRIPOLI, Libya A Libyan military airstrike Saturday destroyed the air defense system of warlord Khalifa Haftar on the Al-Watiya airbase southwest of the capital. The strike destroyed the Russian-made Pantsir type...

Libyan army gears up to regain oil fields

ANKARA The aim of the Libyan army’s move to the strategic Gulf of Sirte is to clear the oil crescent lying between Sidre and Benghazi of Haftar militants and to...

Sudan transition government orders military shakeup

KHARTOUM, Sudan President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has ordered a major shakeup in the army, abolishing the position of chief of staff and establishing a system...

70 killed in Guinea protests since 2015: Amnesty

ANKARA Amnesty International condemned on Wednesday "the deteriorating human rights situation" in Guinea since January 2015, including killing of dozens in protests as a presidential ballot fast approaches in 2020. Warning...

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Modi visits border after violent face-off with China

NEW DELHI, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Leh in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, in an unannounced visit Friday.  Addressing the armed forces...

S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Russia to reopen embassy in Libya

By Elena Teslova MOSCOW Russia will reopen its embassy in Libya although it will be temporarily based in Tunisia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. "I...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

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