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Fighting in Cameroon Kills Several Dozen

YAOUNDE - A least 35 civilians have reportedly been killed and 40 homes torched in less than a week in Cameroon's English-speaking Northwest region, following bloody clashes between government troops and separatists fighting for the creation of an independent English-speaking …

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Ministers seek to Reinforce Drive to Cut Libya Arms Supplies

MUNICH, GERMANY - Foreign ministers and other top officials from about a dozen countries gathered Sunday in Germany to keep up the push for peace in Libya after countries with interests in its long-running civil war agreed to respect a …

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US Hails Senegal as ‘Anchor of Democracy’ in West Africa

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Senegal, where he will hold talks with President Macky Sall focused on strengthening security ties and promoting deeper economic cooperation.

The U.S. officially recognized Senegal as an independent state in 1960, and the …

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Algeria Marks One-year Anniversary of Anti-government Protests

PARIS - Algeria is marking the one-year anniversary this week of its massive popular uprising pretty much the way it started � with more street protests and a sense that demands for fundamental political change remain unmet.

The political landscape …

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Algeria Marks One-year Anniversary of Anti-government Protests

PARIS - Algeria is marking the one-year anniversary this week of its massive popular uprising pretty much the way it started � with more street protests and a sense that demands for fundamental political change remain unmet.

The political landscape …

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Kiir Blames Envoys for Lack of Deal on South Sudanese States

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has accused several foreign envoys of bias against his government, as the envoys try to help Kiir and the opposition strike a deal on the number of states in the …

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Europe Mulls Forceful Presence in Conflict-torn Sahel

PARIS - The European Union is being urged to become more militarily involved in Africa's Sahel region amid a possible drawdown of U.S. troops and a fast-growing Islamist insurgency.

Fallout from escalating unrest in the arid scrubland edging the Sahara …

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In Africa, US Sees Trainers as ‘Better Fit’ Than Combat Troops

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS - The United States is trying to ease concerns about its decision to withdraw conventional troops from Africa and replace them with specialized military trainers.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday the move will leave roughly the same number …

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