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Monkey Attack Sparks Deadly Clashes in Libya

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A pet monkey belonging to a shopkeeper from the Gaddadfa tribe attacked a schoolgirl, causing days of deadly tribal clashes in the city of Sabha in southern Libya. The monkey reportedly pulled off a girl’s headscarf, and bit and scratched her. Men from the Awlad Suleiman tribe retaliated by killing three Gaddadfa people, along with the monkey (Reuters). […]

South Africa to Leave International Criminal Court

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South Africa formally began the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday, after previously ignoring an ICC arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (NPR). South African lawmakers did not want to execute ICC arrest warrants as required by the Rome Statute, which would lead to “regime change,” a minister said […]

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency, Blames ‘Foreign Enemies’

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month state of emergency in a televised address on Sunday following months of anti-government protests (BBC). The protests were carried out by the country’s two largest ethnic groups, the Oromo and Amhara people, complaining that power is held by a small Tigrean elite (BBC). According to government officials, […]

Gabon’s Election Crisis

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Much has happened in Gabon since the August 31 election results narrowly handed the incumbent President Ali Bongo re-election. Protestors calling for released results and a recount set the parliament on fire, and security forces bombed the opposition headquarters of presidential candidate Jean Ping. Since then, security forces have arrested more than 1,200 people protesting […]