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UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps

UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps Tue, 28 Nov, 2017

The United Nations wants Libya's internationally-backed government to agree to shut down 30 detention centers holding 15,000 migrants, most of whom will be sent back to their countries, the head of the IOM said Tuesday.

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.
Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military

Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, refused to resign during a crunch meeting Thursday with military generals who have seized control of the country.
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control Wed, 15 Nov, 2017

Zimbabwe's military was in control of the country on Wednesday as President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest, although generals denied staging a coup.
East Libyan forces make new push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi

East Libyan forces make new push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi Thu, 09 Nov, 2017

Eastern Libyan forces on Thursday expelled Islamist fighters from one of their last strongholds in the country's second-largest city of Benghazi, military officials said.
Bombs kill at least 17 people in Mogadishu

Bombs kill at least 17 people in Mogadishu Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Two car bombs killed at least 17 people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said, and Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility.
Rwanda gets first cricket stadium

Rwanda gets first cricket stadium Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Rwanda's first cricket stadium was inaugurated Saturday by President Paul Kagame as a permanent home for developing the sport in the country.
Anger in Ghana after seven die in fuel station fire, blasts

Anger in Ghana after seven die in fuel station fire, blasts Sun, 08 Oct, 2017

Ghana's government on Sunday promised to tighten safety at fuel stations across the country after seven people were killed and scores more injured when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the capital and triggered explosions.
Madagascar plague outbreak kills 24, triggering WHO fears

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 24, triggering WHO fears Sun, 01 Oct, 2017

The World Health Organisation said Sunday it was boosting its response to a plague outbreak in Madagascar that has killed 24 people, as the government banned public meetings to reduce infections.
Cameroon accused over Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

Cameroon accused over Nigerian Boko Haram refugees Wed, 27 Sep, 2017

Cameroon on Wednesday denied allegations by a human rights group that it had forcibly returned about 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists.
Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown'

Thousands join fresh protests in Togo amid 'crackdown' Thu, 21 Sep, 2017

Thousands of protesters in Togo Thursday joined demonstrations around the country for a second day against the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty.
Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions

Russia balks at France's UN proposal for Mali sanctions Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

 Russia on Friday voiced reservations over a French proposal to set up a UN sanctions regime for Mali to punish those who are obstructing a 2015 peace deal.
Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November

Mozambique opposition eyes peace deal by November Fri, 01 Sep, 2017

Mozambique's opposition chief Afonso Dhlakama said Friday he expected to sign a peace deal with President Filipe Nyusi by November, as the two sides look to end years of unrest.

UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania

UN calls for aid to feed 320,000 refugees in Tanzania Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

The United Nations World Food Program says it has reduced food rations for 320,000 refugees living in northwest Tanzania as a result of funding shortfalls.
Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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Is Lenin still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. As we in the United States try to imagine a revolutionary opposition ...

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