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Pentagon Foresees at Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia

Advertisement WASHINGTON — Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least two more years of combat against Islamist militants there, according to American officials ...

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At Least 12 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations said on Friday that at least 12 peacekeepers, all from Tanzania, were killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by attackers believed to be Islamic insurgents, in one of the deadliest assaults on ...

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Senegal Opens Airport in Bid to Jump-Start Economy

Advertisement DAKAR, Senegal — A decade after construction began, Senegal opened a new airport on Thursday, the centerpiece of an ambitious plan to try to catapult the nation to become a top economic player in West Africa. President Macky Sall ...

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Europe Wanted Migrants Stopped. Now Some Are Being Sold as Slaves.

LONDON — African migrants in Libya face “unimaginable horrors,” the United Nations human rights commissioner declared. “Despicable,” the chairman of the African Union called their treatment. Several African countries recalled ambassadors in protest. Rwanda offered the migrants assistance. The mid-November ...

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