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Libya army shells Haftar's militias at Tripoli airport

TRIPOLI Libyan government forces pounded positions of warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias at Tripoli airport, south of the Libyan capital, according to the military on Sunday. Three armored vehicles belonging to Haftar...

Kenya: Turkey helps families displaced after demolition

NAIROBI, Kenya Hundreds of families in the Kenyan capital Nairobi who were left in the cold after government bulldozers flattened their houses for encroaching on private land have received aid...

Ethiopia calls for probe into Sudan border incident

ANKARA Ethiopian authorities on Sunday called for a joint investigation into an incident that occurred on the border with Sudan on May 28. In the spirit of containing the situation on...

Slain Bangladeshi migrants buried in Libya

DHAKA, Bangladesh All 26 Bangladeshi nationals who were recently gunned down by human traffickers in Libya have been laid to rest at Mizdah, 180 kilometers from the capital Tripoli, officials...

Ethiopia slams report on alleged human rights abuse

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia has rejected a recent Amnesty International report on alleged human rights violations in the country as being "one-sided." The report by Amnesty International accused Ethiopian security forces...

UK 'concerned' over alleged Russian jets in Libya

LONDON  The UK on Saturday expressed concern over the recent transfer of Russian aircraft from Syria to Libya.  "We are concerned by recent US reports of Russian fighter jets being deployed...

Burundi first lady in Kenya for COVID-19 treatment

NAIROBI, Kenya  The Burundi first lady Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza is currently undergoing treatment in Kenya after being airlifted from her country to get specialized treatment at the Aga Khan University...

Turkey condemns attack on aid workers in Somalia

ANKARA  Turkey on Saturday denounced an attack on aid workers in Somalia, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday. The ministry in a statement on its website expressed the country's condolences...

8 Francophone countries get new currency

PARIS  It is official that the Eco will replace the CFA franc as the new currency for the eight Francophone countries that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union...

Turkey will not allow uncertainty in Libya: Turkish VP

ANKARA Turkey will not allow any uncertainty in Libya, said Vice President Fuat Oktay on Friday, and voiced full support for Libya's legitimate government. Speaking at a virtual meeting of Atlantic...

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