BANGUI - Rival militia forces clashed in Central African Republic's capital on Thursday hours before the U.N. was expected to authorize a French mission to halt Muslim-Christian sectarian violence that threatens to escalate into widespread massacres.
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PARIS - The French army deployed 250 troops to the capital of the Central African Republic, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday after clashes broke out between former rebels and militias.
PARIS - France will not play Africa's policeman and sort out a territorial dispute in Mali, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday, a day after Mali's president and Tuareg separatist rebels both criticized Paris for doing too little.
BOSASSO, Somalia - A car bomb exploded in the northern Somali city of Bosasso on Thursday, witnesses said.
TRIPOLI - On a dusty parade ground outside Tripoli, young recruits march and bark out slogans for the new Libyan army that Western powers hope can turn the tide on militias threatening to engulf the North African country in anarchy.
DIAGO, Mali - Malian authorities have found a mass grave believed to contain bodies of soldiers missing since last year, a find the nation's prosecutor said should lead to murder being added to charges against a former junta leader.
CAIRO - Harboring grudges that date back to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egypt’s Interior Ministry and police, not the army, were prime movers in overthrowing the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Mursi. Full Article | Slideshow