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Why Libya’s new elections might not put the country back on track
Why Libya’s new elections might not put the country back on track
Libya has been politically unstable since 2011 when a successful uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s longstanding regime left a power vacuum. A transitional government was elected...
War, famine and failed talks in Yemen
War, famine and failed talks in Yemen
Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ousted Yemeni leader, has been killed by Houthi rebels near the country's capital Sanaa, according to officials from his...
How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives
How African elephants’ amazing sense of smell could save lives
For 27 years Angola was gripped by civil...
Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call
Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call
The US Administration’s decision to lift most sanctions on Sudan, announced today, is long overdue. It is likely that some commentators will see...
Dos Santos: Angola's secretive leader heads towards exit
Dos Santos: Angola's secretive leader heads towards exit
When Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down and his successor is chosen in Wednesday's elections, it will bring to an end a 38-year...
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
The UN mission can't keep the peace in Juba's civil war runs along ethnic lines
Since fighting began in December 2013, civilian casualties have been a consistent feature of the South Sudanese civil war. A peace agreement signed...
Syrian refugees say 'I do' to Turks
Syrian refugees say 'I do' to Turks
Sundays usually mean brisk business for Turkish hairdressers. In Reyhanli on the Syrian border, a small shop is bustling with excited future brides...
[Video]Syria: Armed groups send children into battle
[Video]Syria: Armed groups send children into battle
Human Rights Watch has revealed how armed groups in Syria have used children as young as 15 to fight in battles, which violates international law.
Syria evacuates citizens from besieged Homs
Syria evacuates citizens from besieged Homs
Syria evacuated three busloads of civilians from a besieged area of Homs on Friday, the first stage of a planned three-day humanitarian ceasefire...
Hundreds evacuated from Syrian capital
Hundreds evacuated from Syrian capital
In a rare moment of co-ordination between the government and rebel forces in Syria, aid agencies have evacuated...
South Sudan ceasefire agreement in jeopardy
South Sudan ceasefire agreement in jeopardy
The government and rebels in South Sudan traded accusations on Saturday of breaking a ceasefire deal supposed to calm violence that has...

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