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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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South African President’s Speech Upstaged Again by Opposition Protest, Walkout

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa barely got out the first sentence of his annual State of the Nation Address before the inevitable happened: commotion in the gallery, led by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The far-left political party � …

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Two Men Executed in Somalia for Rape, Murder of 12-Year-Old

The family of a 12-year-old girl who was raped and murdered has welcomed the execution of two men convicted for the crime in Somalia's northeastern Puntland region.

The two men, Abdifatah Abdirahman Warsame, 24, and Abdishakur Mohamed Dige, 46, were …

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Two Men Executed in Somalia for Rape, Murder of 12-Year-Old

The family of a 12-year-old girl who was raped and murdered has welcomed the execution of two men convicted for the crime in Somalia's northeastern Puntland region.

The two men, Abdifatah Abdirahman Warsame, 24, and Abdishakur Mohamed Dige, 46, were …

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US Military Downgrades Efforts Against Extremists in Sahel

JOHANNESBURG - The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region to merely trying to contain them as their deadly threat increases, a new U.S. government report says.

The quarterly report …

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala Dies at 78

JOHANNESBURG The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78, the state broadcaster reported Tuesday.

Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning, his family confirmed to …

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder Joseph Shabalala Dies at 78

JOHANNESBURG The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78, the state broadcaster reported Tuesday.

Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning, his family confirmed to …

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Coast Guard Catches and Returns 81 Migrants off Libyan Coast

CAIRO The Libyan coast guard apprehended 81 migrants off the coast of Libya and returned them to the capital of the war-ravaged country, the U.N. migration agency said Tuesday.

The International Organization for Migration said that the coast guard plucked …

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