An Italian prosecutor has evidence of phone calls between Libyan people smugglers and aid groups operating rescue boats, he told newspaper La Stampa, amid growing criticism of non-governmental groups saving refugees off the Libyan coast.
Italy prosecutor says rescue boats in contact with people smugglers
Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in DR Congo's central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, the UN said Friday.
One million displaced in DR Congo's Kasai due to violence: UN
Two children’s rights groups called on the UN Secretary-General António Guterres to put Saudi Arabia on a UN blacklist of countries that violate children’s rights, for its military actions in Yemen.
Children’s rights groups urge UN to blacklist Saudi coalition for Yemen attacks
Armed men have attacked Egyptian security forces close to the St. Catherine Monastery in the country’s Sinai Peninsula, killing one police officer and wounding four more.
Daesh attack in Egypt’s Sinai kills 1 police officer, injures 4
Nigerian police have reportedly used live bullets to disperse protesters demanding the release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the revered leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
Police fire 'live bullets' at Nigerians urging Zakzaky's release
More than two dozen dead asylum-seekers have been found by fishermen on a boat off the coast of Libya.
Libya fishermen find 28 dead asylum seekers
Nigerien authorities said Sunday three police officers have been arrested after allegedly assaulting a demonstrator at a violent student protest this week that left one person dead and forced the closure of Niger's top university.
Niger arrests 3 police officers after deadly student demo
Officials from Libya’s government have called on the international community to intervene in the country amid fears that fighting in the neglected south could escalate.
Libya’s GNA urges foreign intervention to end clashes in south
The United Nations’ World Food Program could in a few weeks run out of funding to feed millions living on the brink of famine in Nigeria, four people familiar with the matter said, intensifying one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.
Nigeria on brink of famine amid lack of aid funds
The US military has dispatched dozens of troops to Somalia on a mission allegedly aimed at training the African country’s forces to confront terrorist groups.
Dozens of more US troops dispatched to Somalia

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