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Pro-Tobruk forces have waged a losing battle against the Islamic State armed group
17/08/2015 - Libya

Tobruk-based Libya government calls for airstrikes on IS-held city

The internationally recognised government of Libya is calling on Arab countries to bomb positions held by the Islamic State (IS) armed group on its soil.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
14/08/2015 - Nigeria

US exporting arms to Nigeria despite 'ban'

Despite a much touted “ban” allegedly preventing the United States from exporting arms to the Nigerian forces, Pentagon records show the US Army is sending military equipment, including ...
Mali soldiers in training, 2015
08/08/2015 - Mali-France

12 dead, 7 arrested, after deadly siege in Mali ends

Malian special forces backed by French soldiers have ended the siege of a hotel in central Mali, freeing four hostages being held there by gunmen, according to officials.
French troops patrol in an armored vehicle in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 6, 2013.
30/07/2015 - France-Germany

Franco-German merger to be the 'Airbus' of tank manufacturing

French and German tank producers have teamed up to stay competitive in the international market.
Migrants make their way across a fence near near train tracks as they attempt to access the Channel Tunnel in Frethun, near Calais, France, July 29, 2015.
30/07/2015 - France

David Cameron's 'swarm' of migrants yields 10th casualty

The death toll of migrants attempting to cross the Channel into England went up on Thursday to 10, French authorities have said. This comes as increasing numbers risk their lives to reach Britain.

Troops march down the Champs-Elysees avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2015. In the background, the Arc de Triomphe.
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

Bastille Day parade unrolls under shadow of anti-terror fight

France’s annual Bastille Day military parade took place on Paris’s Avenue des Champs-Elysées on Tuesday morning.
Tunisian army soldiers arrive after a gunman opened fire on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, 26 June 2015
27/06/2015 - Tunisia-France

Tunisia confronted with dilemma of security over liberty after Sousse attack

Tunis on Saturday announced a raft of tough measures to eradicate the growing terror threat, after an Islamist gunman shot dead 38 tourists at a beachfront hotel. Plans include a clampdown on radical mosques that spread religious extremism, as well as deploying army reservists around archaeological sites and coastal areas.

15/06/2015 - Kenya

Kenya could overtake Syria as new jihadist destination: expert

With the advent of possible British jihadist Thomas Evans killed in the al-Shebab attacks in Kenya, the east African country could supplant Syria as a place for Europeans seeking jihad, says Horn of ...
Sudan President Omar al Bashir voting in Khartoum in April
03/06/2015 - Sudan

Sudanese president Bashir sworn in, promising change, raising doubts

Analysts doubt that Omar al-Bashir who was sworn in for a new presidential term on Tuesday will steer Sudan in a radical new direction.
Journalist Rafael Marques was sentenced in connection with "Blood Diamonds" book
29/05/2015 - Angola

Suspended jail sentence bolsters Angolan journalist's determination to carry on

A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.
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