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U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

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WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said.

World, Politics, Africa 12:46am EDT

Mon, Sep 1 2014

Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after 'coup': aide

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MASERU - Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday.

World, Africa 01 Sep 2014

Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after "coup" - aide

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MASERU - Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday.

World, Africa 01 Sep 2014

Sun, Aug 31 2014

Rebels in Central African Republic expel government ministers

BANGUI - A grouping of former Seleka rebels in Central African Republic said on Sunday it had expelled from its ranks several members serving in a new government seeking to stop a cycle of deadly clashes between Muslims and Christians.

World, Africa 31 Aug 2014

Islamist rebels attack intelligence site in Somalia, 12 killed

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MOGADISHU - Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked a national intelligence site in Somalia's capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left at least 12 people dead. | Video

World, Africa 31 Aug 2014

Sat, Aug 30 2014

Health workers strike at Sierra Leone Ebola hospital

FREETOWN - Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, over pay and poor working conditions, hospital staff told Reuters on Saturday.

World, Health, Africa 30 Aug 2014

South Africa condemns apparent coup by army in Lesotho

PRETORIA - South Africa said on Saturday Lesotho's army appeared to have staged a coup d'etat and added that an unconstitutional change of government would not be tolerated by the region.

World, Africa 30 Aug 2014

Lesotho leader says army attempted military coup: TV

JOHANNESBURG - Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday accused the country's army of attempting a coup against him, he told South African ENCA television station.

World, Africa 30 Aug 2014

Fri, Aug 29 2014

Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

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DAKAR/CONAKRY - The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighboring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast. | Video

World, Africa, Health 29 Aug 2014

Ghana to serve as UN base for supplies bound for Ebola countries

ACCRA - The United Nations will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people in West Africa, the Ghanaian presidency said in a statement on Friday.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.