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EU’s Federica Mogherini visits Libya to reopen bloc’s mission.

EU’s Federica Mogherini visits Libya to reopen bloc’s mission.

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, has visited Libya’s capital, Tripoli, to reopen the bloc’s diplomatic presence and border assistance mission. “The return of the diplomatic presence of the EU in Libya will further strengthen co-operation with the government, local authorities and the United Nations,” the bloc said in a statement on Saturday. [&hellip

‘Bin Laden bodyguard’ held in Tunisia over terror probe.

‘Bin Laden bodyguard’ held in Tunisia over terror probe.

A man who allegedly worked as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard has been detained in Tunisia as part of a terrorism probe after his expulsion from Germany, a prosecution spokesperson said on Saturday. Known as Sami A by German authorities and Sami Idoudi in his home country, the Tunisian “has been taken into custody following a [&hellip

Algeria stops expelling refugees into Sahara after condemnation.

Algeria stops expelling refugees into Sahara after condemnation.

Algeria has nearly stopped the expulsions of refugees into the Sahara Desert after widespread anger and the dismissal of several senior security officials. Late last month, the Associated Press quoted officials with the UN’s International Organization for Migration as saying that the Algerian authorities abandoned more than 13,000 people, including women and children, in the [&hellip

23 soldiers, 8 trucks missing in Borno after Boko Haram ambush.

23 soldiers, 8 trucks missing in Borno after Boko Haram ambush.

No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military convoy at Boboshe village in Bama local government area of Borno. Five officers, 18 soldiers and 8 trucks were missing after the attack which occurred early on Saturday. The military, acting on intelligence, mobilized troops in [&hellip

DR Congo’s Kabila promotes blacklisted generals.

DR Congo’s Kabila promotes blacklisted generals.

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila replaced the country’s army chief in a military shake-up at the weekend that included the promotion of two key allies on a US sanctions blacklist. The changes come as the vast African country is in the grip of a crisis over whether President Kabila will run in crucial, long-delayed elections [&hellip

U.N. Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan.

U.N. Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan.

Last October, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited South Sudan and warned President Salva Kiir that the United States was watching the conflict there closely and found itself at “a crossroads” over its relationship to the country. “We have to decide how we’re going to look at South Sudan going forward, and [&hellip

Iran, Russia to continue to protect Syria: Official.

Iran, Russia to continue to protect Syria: Official.

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, says Iran coordinates its military presence in Syria with Moscow and Damascus. Velayati made the remarks in Moscow Friday amid reports that Iran’s role in Syria will be a key item at a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin [&hellip

Cameroon President Paul Biya to stand for seventh term.

Cameroon President Paul Biya to stand for seventh term.

Paul Biya, Cameroon’s 85-year-old president, has formally declared that he will run again in the country’s upcoming elections, seeking a seventh term. Biya has been head of state since 1982, when he took over following the resignation of Ahmadou Ahidjo who was in power since independence in 1960. “Aware of the challenges, we must take [&hellip

Tunisia launches trials of ousted president, ex-officials over 2011 protester killings.

Tunisia launches trials of ousted president, ex-officials over 2011 protester killings.

Tunisia has kicked off trials of ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, former interior minister and senior security officials over the killings of protesters during the 2011 popular uprising. The trials opened in the cities of Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of the 2011 revolution that toppled Ben Ali and triggered similar mass protests [&hellip

Azam beat Simba to retain Kagame Cup as Gor wins bronze medal.

Azam beat Simba to retain Kagame Cup as Gor wins bronze medal.

Tenerife bound Shaban iddi was on target again as Azam clawed Simba SC 2-1 to successfully retain the Cecafa Kagame Cup at the National Stadium on Friday night. Gor Mahia claimed the bronze medal after beating Zanzibar’s Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi in the third place playoff. Apart from the trophy, Azam received Sh 3M in [&hellip