Suicide Bombing Attack on Mogadishu Restaurants Kills At least Three

Media reports say a suicide bombing attack killed at least four people, including the bomber at a Mogadishu restaurant, which is popular with security forces and government workers. Several others were injured in Monday’s attack on the Lul Yamani restaurant, in the Somali capital. Police say the attacker detonated the explosives at the entrance to the restaurant after being stopped […]

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Cape Verde Agrees to Extradite Maduro Ally to US

A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved extradition of Colombian businessman Álex Saab to the United States, where he faces charges involving money laundering on behalf of Venezuela’s socialist government. The court made its decision Friday but did not inform the defense team until Monday evening, João do Rosário, an […]

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Russian Mercenaries in Libya Leave Mines as Deadly Calling Cards, Observers Say

International observers are sounding the alarm about an alliance between Russian mercenaries and a Libyan militia, which they say imperils civilians and risks intensifying Libya’s civil war. In recent weeks, forces loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar have retreated from neighborhoods surrounding Tripoli. In their wake, human rights groups and the U.S. military say they […]

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COVID-19 Strikes Gambian Government Officials

Three ministers in the Gambian government have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the government. The State House of the Gambia tweeted on Sunday that Finance Minister Mambureh Njie, Petroleum and Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang, and Agriculture Minister Amie Fabureh all tested positive for the virus. The Gambian president, President Adama Barrow, announced last week […]

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Fear of Instability Behind Egypt’s Readiness to Send Troops to Libya, Experts Say

Libya’s civil war and its role in regional stability have become more uncertain since June 20 when the Egyptian parliament authorized its troops to cross the border to help the forces of General Khalifa Haftar against Turkey-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Egypt’s military intervention attempt in eastern Libya, some observers say, is largely prompted […]

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