Deaths, displacement as battle for CAR continues

At least 25 people killed in clashes between rival militias over one week, as crisis deepens in CAR. At least 25 people have been killed...

Central African Republic defense minister sacked amid growing violence

BANGUI  - Central African Republic president Faustin-Archange Touadera sacked his defence minister on Tuesday evening, according to a state radio broadcast, amid growing violence...

Biafra separatists, Nigerian army disagree over siege allegations

ONITSHA, Nigeria  - A group campaigning for the secession of a part of southeastern Nigeria, formerly known as Biafra, on Tuesday accused the army...

World unity crumbles in face of North Korea threat

International solidarity in the face of North Korea's nuclear threat crumbled Tuesday as Russia rebuffed US calls for new UN sanctions and Washington promised...

Commander of Lesotho defence force shot dead: defence official

MASERU - Lesoto’s top military leader, Khoantle Mots‘omots‘o, and two senior officers were shot dead on Tuesday at an army barracks, a defence forces...

US pushes for ‘strongest possible’ UN sanctions against N. Korea

The United States on Monday launched a bid at the UN Security Council to quickly slap the "strongest possible measures" on North Korea in...

Nearly 100 escape from Ivory Coast prison

Almost 100 inmates escaped from a prison in the Ivory Coast on Sunday, the latest in a string of jailbreaks in the West African...

Suspected Boko Haram members kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria on Friday, according to local witnesses and officials, the latest in...

U.S. send extra fighters to police Baltic skies during Russian exercise

SIAULIAI AIR BASE - The United States has sent a reinforced detachment of fighter planes to police the skies over NATO members Lithuania, Latvia...

South Sudan army captures main rebel base, rebels say

NAIROBI  - South Sudan's army has captured the main rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, forcing thousands of people to flee, the...

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