Forces loyal to Libya's unity government have overrun the headquarters of a rival militia following three days of fierce fighting in the capital, Tripoli.
Libya's unity govt. forces overrun rival militia HQ in Tripoli
A UN-backed report on Yemen published on Wednesday found there was no famine in the country but said 60 percent of Yemenis, or 17 million people, are in "crisis" or "emergency" food situations, an increase of 20 percent since last June.
No famine declared in Yemen, but 60 percent on the brink
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012.
Pirates hijack freighter off Somalia's coast
Officials said the death toll has risen to 35 after a landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital.
Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump 'kills at least 24'
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to take action to avert famine in Somalia where a biting drought has left three million people going hungry.
UN chief urges 'massive response' to avert Somali famine
The United Nations warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy.
UNICEF: Libya exposed as an epicenter for migrant child abuse
South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up violent clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at an anti-immigration march.
South African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march
Somalia’s new president has picked Hassan Ali Khayre, a former aid worker and oil executive, to serve as the prime minister in the war-torn country.
Somali president Farmajo appoints Khayre as new prime minister
Nearly 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.
UNICEF: Nearly 1.4m children face famine in four countries
Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where UN agencies warned on Monday that war and a collapsing economy have left 100,000 people facing starvation.
Famine declared in South Sudan

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