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UN chief warns that Libya risks return to conflict

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the eastern oil crescent and elsewhere. The UN chief expressed alarm in a report to the UN Security Council at the renewed military escalation and ongoing political …

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Ivory Coast conflict: Commander jailed over mystery killings

The head of the presidential guard under Ivory Coast’s ex-leader Laurent Gbagbo has been sentenced to 18 years in prison over killings during the country’s civil conflict in 2011. Gen Bruno Dogbo Ble was convicted at the murder trial for four foreign businessmen, who were abducted from a top hotel …

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Tanzania: Police killed in highway ambush

At least eight police officers have been killed by unknown gunmen in a late-night roadside ambush in Tanzania, according to the president’s office. The police were attacked while driving from patrols back to Bungu village, 110km (70 miles) south of the main city Dar es Salaam, local media report. Police …

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Spain saves 26 migrants from sinking boat in Mediterranean

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 26 migrants, including one pregnant woman, from a boat that was taking on water as it tried to reach the European coast during the night. The migrants were 15 miles southwest of the Atlantic coastal town of Barbate, which lies between Cadiz …

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Meet the 3-year-old girl who beat cancer… Beautiful photos of her recovery

The three year-old-girl who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2016. She’s healed. After numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Kenyatta National Hospital, and then in India when Kenyans came together and gave her the very first miracle in her young life. Yes, Kenyans raised funds to send Elsa …

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Democratic Gambia ‘is at a historical turning point’ – IMF Mission

A top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official, Ulrich Jacoby, has said the Gambia is at an economic turning point following the transition of power earlier this year. According to him, despite the challenges that lie ahead, concerted policy efforts plus the support from the international community will be key to …

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