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Washington: Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, US officials say.
An attempted military coup took place Saturday in the African nation of Lesotho, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said in an interview aired by South African broadcaster eNCA.
An Islamist-allied militia group "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
Islamist rebels dressed in government military uniforms approached the gate of a high security prison in Mogadishu on Sunday, set off a car bomb and fired their way into the building, eyewitness Farah Mohammed told CNN.
Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free other extremists held there, officials said.
Congo's government spokesman says a top general based in the country's volatile east has died.
A Libyan coast guard official says a boat carrying more than 100 migrants has capsized off the coast near the capital.
A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo on Thursday, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.
A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.
African peacekeeping troops and Somali forces recaptured a southern town from Islamist al Shabaab rebels on Saturday, bringing them a step closer to the insurgent stronghold of Barawe , commanders said.
When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines.
Lesotho's military seized and disarmed two police stations in the mountainous kingdom Saturday in an effort to secure the country, the defense force spokesman said.
Algeria's state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.
The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.
A security guard in the capital of Lesotho says the military has occupied police stations there and are moving to other districts.
Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 02:13 am
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