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French Airstrikes in N. Chad Affirm Support for President Deby

WASHINGTON When French fighter jets bombarded 40 pickup trucks of suspected insurgents last week in Chad, the former colonial power signaled an unprecedented willingness to engage openly in joint military operations in Northern Africa.

But observers, including Chadian opposition leaders, …

7 Get Life in Prison for Tunisia’s 2015 Terror Attacks

TUNIS, TUNISIA A lawyer says Tunisian authorities have given seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences in the trial over two separate 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists.

Samir Ben Amor, the …

Villagers Describe Horror in South Sudan’s Yei River State

YEI, SOUTH SUDAN An unknown number of villagers were killed and hundreds of others displaced during fighting in South Sudan’s Yei River State this week.

In this latest round of fighting, government forces teamed up with SPLA-IO (Sudan People’s Liberation …

S. Sudan’s Kiir Blames Outsiders for Peace Deal Inaction

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN South Sudan President Salva Kiir said Thursday that implementation of the revitalized peace agreement still faced many challenges, largely because of the international community’s wait-and-see stance on its implementation.

Kiir told hundreds of ruling SPLM party cadres …

Belgium Agrees to Take In Former Ivory Coast President

Belgium has agreed to take in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo after his shock acquittal at the International Criminal Court.

He was granted a conditional release by the ICC. He must remain in his host country. He is also …

Al-Shabab Battles IS in Northeastern Somalia

The al-Shabab militant group has scaled up its attacks against pro-Islamic State fighters in the northeastern mountainous Somali region of Bari, experts say.

Intelligence and security officials say al-Shabab has seized two locations from pro-IS militants this week. One area …