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South Sudan on Feb. 20 declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry in what aid groups called a “man-made” tragedy.
ABUBAKAR – Agence Frence-Presse
A child bomber killed up to six people on Aug. 25 outside a bus station in the heartland of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in northeastern Nigeria.
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
TUNIS - Agence France-Presse
A Tunisian border guard was killed on Aug. 23 in a shootout with jihadists on the border with Algeria, state television and the president of a union of border guards said.
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.
UNITED NATIONS, United States - Agence France-Presse
UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic face allegations of sexual abuse in 13 cases, including nine that involve underage victims as young as 11, an official said on Aug. 20.
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
NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
The United States on Aug. 19 circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution proposing an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan if President Salva Kiir refuses to sign a peace accord ending the country's civil war.
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.
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