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Home of Togo Opposition Candidate Surrounded by Security Forces

LOME, TOGO - The home of a key Togo opposition candidate was surrounded by security forces just hours after polls closed Saturday in elections widely expected to see President Faure Gnassingbe claim a fourth term in power. Troops could be

Report Due Soon on Probe of Missing Sudanese Protesters

KHARTOUM - The last time Raouda Abdul Gadir Bakhit saw her son Fadul was a few days before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Fadul, 26, was one of thousands of young people joining a monthslong sit-in outside Sudan's army

Amid ‘Anonymous’ Fallout, White House Adviser Reassigned

WASHINGTON - Victoria Coates, a top official on the National Security Council, is being reassigned amid fallout over the identity of the author of the inside-the-White House tell-all book by Anonymous. Coates, who serves as national security

US Warns Against Chinese Leadership of Intellectual Property Watchdog

STATE DEPARTMENT - Top American officials are warning that the ability to protect intellectual property is under a grave threat if a Chinese-backed candidate becomes the new director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a sel...

Civilians Bear Brunt of Terror as Kenya’s Operation Against Al-Shabab Continues in Forest

KIANGWE, KENYA - Kenya launched an operation to flush out al-Shabab terrorists from the northeast Boni Forest on the border with Somalia in 2015. The operation was meant to last a few months but � nearly five years later �

Ministers seek to Reinforce Drive to Cut Libya Arms Supplies

MUNICH, GERMANY - Foreign ministers and other top officials from about a dozen countries gathered Sunday in Germany to keep up the push for peace in Libya after countries with interests in its long-running civil war agreed to respect a