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Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

More than 600 migrants hoping to reach Europe from Libya have been stopped since Friday.

US looks to fight Taliban from neighbouring states: CENTCOM

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US looks to fight Taliban from neighbouring states: CENTCOM

Comments from the head of US Central Command's suggest Washington is keen on remaining involved in Afghanistan despite withdrawing its last remaining troops.

Indonesia navy searching for submarine with 53 aboard

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Indonesia navy searching for submarine with 53 aboard

Indonesia's military crew is searching for a KRI Nanggala 402 submarine which has 53 crew members aboard.

Sudan denies plans to send delegation to Israel

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Sudan denies plans to send delegation to Israel

Khartoum established ties with Israel last year but there has been a lot of opposition to normalisation among the Sudanese public

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Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

One migrant was killed and two others aged 17 and 18 were wounded and taken to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, the charity said.

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

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Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

Intercommunal clashes between the Massalit and Arab communities in Sudan's Darfur region have now taken the lives of 132 people.

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Libyan coastguard intercepts 138 migrants at sea

An inflatable boat carrying 138 migrants was intercepted off Libya's western coast.

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's ...

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Sudan officially requests international mediation for Ethiopia dam dispute

Sudan's prime minister has written to the UN, EU, US, and AU, asking for help to mediate a dispute between the three countries.

US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

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US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

US and Russia sent warships to dock in Sudan port after Washington delisted Khartoum as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Almost 100 migrants rescued off Libya, 20 missing

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Almost 100 migrants rescued off Libya, 20 missing

People traffickers have thrived amid the lawlessness that followed the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

Victims sue Saudi for attack at Florida military <em>base</em>

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Victims sue Saudi for attack at Florida military base

Victims and their families claim that Riyadh knew Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Saudi air officer, had been radicalised but failed to act.

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

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US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

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US charges son in Navy staffer's killing in Bahrain

Prosecutors charged the son of a civilian Navy staffer in Bahrain over her stabbing death.

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Nigeria creates $2.6 billion infrastructure company

Nigeria’s president has announced the creation of a multi-billion dollar company to finance infrastructure projects.

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Al-Qaeda's leader in Yemen under arrest: UN report

The leader of Al-Qaeda's Yemeni affiliate has been under arrest for several months, in what will be seen as a huge breakthrough in the fight ...

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

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Egypt seizes assets of Morsi, 88 Muslim Brotherhood members

An Egyptian court ordered the seizure of assets of former president Mohamed Morsi and 88 other members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a ...

Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

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Sudan voices frustration as latest Nile dam talks stall

Sudan warned it cannot continue the "vicious cycle" of negotiations with Egypt and Ethiopia in the long-running dispute over Addis Ababa's ...

German professor named to head Sudan UN mission

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German professor named to head Sudan UN mission

A German professor has been called in to lead the UN mission in Sudan.

Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

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Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

Turkish imports to the Maghreb region have risen sharply, especially "Made in Turkey" textiles.

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