Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Islamist fighters launched another offensive Wednesday on the airport in Libya's Benghazi, the final redoubt in the eastern city of an ex-general who has been waging war on them, an AFP correspondent said.
BENGHAZI - Agence France-Presse
A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.
Libya’s toothless interim government announced late Aug. 28 it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report
FREETOWN - Agence France-Presse
The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Somalia’s government has warned that the country’s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels were planning a wave of retaliatory attacks after it was confirmed their leader was killed earlier this week in a US air strike.
GUARABOULI - Agence France-Presse
Libyan rescuers have recovered the bodies of around 170 people after a boat carrying illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sank at sea last week, a coast guard official said
Over a million people in war-torn Somalia are struggling in conditions close to famine, with hunger and drought due to worsen, United Nations experts said
KANO, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram's leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday.
MASERU – Reuters
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane accuses his country's army of attempting a coup against him, but the military denies seeking to oust him.
Libya's elected parliament has branded as "terrorists" the Islamist militias which announced their seizure of Tripoli airport after a weeks-long battle and are challenging its legitimacy.
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