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In this photo released by the Italian Navy in April, Italian Navy's dinghies approach a boat carrying migrants along the Mediterranean sea, off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.
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Men, right, working for a humanitarian group, give water in small bags to West Point residents behind a gate at a holding area, as they wait for a second consignment of food from the Liberian Government to be handed out, at the West Point area, near the central city area of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
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A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20. The official from the Islamist-allied Misrata militia said the two airstrikes by unidentified warplanes early Saturday also targeted the Interior Ministry's building and several militia positions.
South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday.
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday said his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe's government over its inability to improve a flagging economy.
BANGUI At least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 60 km north of the Central African Republic town of Bambari, Ahmat Negat, spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels, said on Friday.
In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts.
Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.
A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official said Friday.
Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.
Police had to break up a scuffle between EFF MPs and ANC Youth League national task team member Braam Hanekom at Parliament on Thursday.
NAIROBI, Kenya: The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare.
Tunisia and Egypt's Cairo airport canceled most flights to and from Libya on Thursday, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli.
Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.
A pack of lions got into a fight with an angry crocodile at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.
U.S. Ebola patients to be discharged; 1 to speak out Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discharge two Ebola patients.
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:51 am
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