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Libyan pro-government forces on Aug. 31 battled jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in second city Benghazi, where five pro-government fighters have been killed in two days of violence, media said
KENEMA, Sierra Leone - The Associated Press
Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day.
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.
TRIPOLI - Agence France-Presse
At least 30 people died on Aug. 27 when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country's coast guard 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.
CAPE TOWN - Agence France-Presse
South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is expected to be discharged from hospital by the end of next week, his daughter said Aug. 27, as his health improves under treatment for a persistent infection
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
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.
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