Over the past few years, the U.S. military has increased its activities and broadened its mission in Africa. In Niger, the U.S. Air Force has built a huge new base from which it launches drone operations. But critics worry the…
By Mike Cerre
The self-styled Libyan National Army, aligned with a rival government in the east, launched a major military offensive on April 5 to take Tripoli, igniting clashes with rival militias allied with the U.N.-supported government.
By Samy Magdy, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, three U.S. service members and an American contractor died in Afghanistan. Pentagon officials said they were killed by an improvised explosive device near Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility. Also, activists…
The United States said Sunday it has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground,” as a Libyan military commander’s forces advanced toward the capital, Tripoli, clashing with rival militias.
By Rami Musa, Samy Magdy, Associated Press
By Associated Press
The people brought to safety from a rubber dinghy off the coast of Zuwarah, west of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, included 10 women, five children and a newborn baby, according to a German humanitarian group. Italy's anti-migration interior minister…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, March 2, President Trump delivers his longest speech ever at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule ushers a new era in American space flight, and political instability in Libya becomes…
By Christopher Livesay, Alessandro Pavone
This week Libya's prime minister and the a rival opposition leader agreed to hold nationwide elections in the war-torn country. A previous election attempt was delayed as territorial disputes and instability were allowing groups like ISIS to take advantage of…
By Larisa Epatko
Libyan war widows learn to earn a living, and a pilot in South Africa is teaching girls to soar.
By Malcolm Brabant
Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping off point from the African continent. One flashpoint is Ceuta, a Spanish enclave at the northern tip of the…
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