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African leaders on July 18 approved a proposal to deploy a regional protection force to South Sudan with a more robust mandate than the U.N. peacekeeping mission currently there
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
The Arab League called Aug. 18 for an “urgent” Arab strategy to militarily back Libya’s government against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but stopped short of endorsing air strikes against the jihadists
The family of a summer signing for Trabzonspor is in safe hands after the club requested that the Turkish Foreign Ministry bring his relatives to Turkey following a bloody attack on their village by Boko Haram
TUNIS - The Associated Press
Libya’s internationally recognized government appealed to Arab countries to carry out airstrikes against the local Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) affiliate which is expanding its hold on the coastal city of Sirte
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late on August 2, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country's restive northeast.
BAMAKO - Reuters
At least 12 people were killed during a nearly 24-hour siege of a hotel in central Mali seized by suspected Islamist gunmen that ended on August 8 as security forces stormed the building and released some of the United Nations workers trapped inside.
N'DJAMENA - Agence France-Presse
Chad reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition on July 30, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.
BAMAKO, Mali - Associated Press
Four people held in a hotel in central Mali by Islamic extremists were freed Saturday by the army and special forces after fighting since Friday left 12 people dead, Mali’s defense ministry adviser said
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said July 30.
YAOUND - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram militants kidnapped 135 people and killed at least eight others in a raid in northern Cameroon, as the Islamists continued to strike beyond their strongholds in neighbouring Nigeria, police and local sources said on August 5.
ADDIS ABABA - Agence France-Presse
Barack Obama on July 28 condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president
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