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US Cautious Over Claims Key IS African Leader Is Dead

WASHINGTON — Claims from Nigeria that the leader of one of the fastest-growing Islamic State terror group affiliates is dead are being met with extreme caution in the United States.Officials at the White House, Pentagon and State Department said Friday...

UN: Migrants, Asylum Seekers in Libya Subject to Abuse

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office has condemned a recent escalation of violent, deadly attacks and abusive treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, allegedly by both Libyan state and non-state agents.This month, the U.N. agency says at least five ...

Madagascar prays for rain as UN warns of ‘climate change famine’

Some days, all Tsimamorekm Aly eats is sugary water. He’s happy if there’s a handful of rice. But with six young kids and a wife to support, he often goes without.This is the fourth year that drought has devastated Aly’s home in southern Madagascar. No...

Early Warning Climate Forecasting in Lesotho 2019-2023 – Factsheet

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked territory in southern Africa with a population over 2 million.This project is reducing the vulnerability of agriculture, water systems, and livelihoods to climate change impacts across the country by establishing ...

Jihadist Chief, 18 Fighters Killed in Mozambique, Bloc Says

JOHANNESBURG — A local jihadist leader and 18 fighters were killed during a military strike on their base in Mozambique's insurgency-hit north, a bloc of southern African nations said Saturday.Al-Qaida-linked jihadists have been terrorizing Mozambique'...