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Europe follows US lead in tackling ‘conflict minerals’

Metals mined from conflict zones in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) are often sold by warlords to buy weapons. This week European lawmakers voted to force manufacturers to prove that their supply chains are not inadvertently fueling conflicts and human rights abuses.
May 22, 2015

European boots on Libyan ground

That's just one of the questions facing EU foreign and defense ministers as they consider migration crisis options.
Politico: May 17, 2015

The ISIS Expansion in Libya and Threats to the Mediterranean and North Africa

A detailed analysis on the impact of ISIS expansion in Libya and North Africa.
Ioannis Michaletos: March 24, 2015

Islamic State claims attack at Tunisia museum

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for the deadly attack on Tunisia's national museum that killed 23 people, mostly foreign tourists.
March 19, 2015

Nigeria brings S. African, foreign mercenaries into Boko Haram fight

South African and other foreign soldiers in Nigeria are fighting against Boko Haram, engaging in ground combat and flying combat air sorties, Nigerian soldiers told VOA Thursday.
March 12, 2015

Antetokounmpo’s inspiration comes from family

One of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s destinations this coming summer will be Africa, a place that his Nigerian parents encourage him to go.
SuperSport: February 14, 2015

Ebola Vaccines Trial Begins in Liberia

A large-scale trial of two potential Ebola vaccines has begun in Liberia as part of a global effort to prevent a repeat of the epidemic that has killed nearly 9,000 people in West Africa.
February 2, 2015

Libya seeks Arab help as terrorism concerns grow

As Libya’s official government asks for military help to tackle rival militias, analysts warn the country is on the verge of breaking apart. There are also fears over Libya’s role as an exporter of terror
January 7, 2015

Tanker of Greek interests targeted; two crew members dead

A Liberia-flagged tanker of Greek interests was attacked at a Libyan port by an unidentified military aircraft resulting into the death of a 29 year-old Greek and a foreign national, both crew members.
January 6, 2015

Ebola vaccine 'promising in African populations'

The first-ever trial of an Ebola vaccine in Africa shows promising initial results, according to a report in the Lancet medical journal.
BBC: December 23, 2014