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UN warns disease outbreak in Libya's flooded east could spark 'a second devastating crisis'

DERNA, Libya (AP) — Officials warned Monday that a disease outbreak in Libya's northeast, where floods have killed thousands, could create “a second devastating crisis” as adults and children fell ill...

For a divided Libya, disastrous floods have become a rallying cry for unity

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Zahra el-Gerbi wasn't expecting much of a response to her online fundraiser, but she felt she had to do something after four of her relatives died in the flooding that decimated ...

Whole families drowned in Libya's flood. Many didn't realize the danger until they heard dams burst

DERNA, Libya (AP) — The wall of water several stories high smashed into apartment buildings, drowning entire families in minutes. One man lost at least 13 members of his extended family...

How Libya’s chaos left its people vulnerable to deadly flooding

LONDON (AP) — A storm that has killed thousands of people and left thousands more missing in Libya is the latest blow to a country that has been gutted by years of chaos and division. Th...

Rights group and UN experts single out Sudanese paramilitary with accusations of sexual violence

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group and U.N. experts accused Sudan’s powerful paramilitary on Thursday of sexual violence and attacks on women in the restive western Darfur region as the African count...

One of Libya’s rival prime ministers warns militias against further clashes after 45 die

CAIRO (AP) — One of Libya’s rival prime ministers warned Thursday that his government would not tolerate any further militia fighting, days after the year’s bloodiest bout of clashes rocked the capita...

The death toll from militia clashes in Libyan capital jumps to 45, medical authorities say

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll rose Wednesday to 45 people killed in clashes earlier in the week between rival militias in Libya's capital Tripoli, medical authorities said, in what appears to be the mos...

The UN and its partners ramp up their appeal for peace and aid at the 4-month mark of Sudan's war

GENEVA (AP) — Twenty United Nations agencies and other international organizations called Tuesday for peace, access to humanitarian support and respect for human rights in Sudan, where a war that has ...

Clashes between rival militias in Libya leave 27 people dead, authorities say

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes between rival militias in Libya’s capital killed at least 27 people and left residents trapped in their homes Tuesday, unable to escape the violence, medical authorities said. ...

Sudan’s top army general accuses rival paramilitary of war crimes in televised speech

CAIRO (AP) — In a rare televised speech Monday, the head of Sudan's military accused the rival paramilitary force of committing war crimes in the northeast African country's brutal ongoing conflict. ...

More than 1 million barrels of oil removed from deteriorating tanker moored off Yemen, UN says

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The transfer of more than a million barrels of oil from an aging tanker moored off the coast of war-torn Yemen has been completed, avoiding an environmental disaster, the United ...

Tunisia and Libya take 276 migrants stranded in desert border region, bring them to shelters

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia and Libya took back 276 sub-Saharan migrants stranded in a desert region along the border between the two countries and brought them to shelters on Thursday. ...

At least 27 migrants found dead in the desert near Tunisian border, Libyan government says

CAIRO (AP) — At least 27 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have died in recent days in the country’s western desert near the border with Tunisia, Libyan authorities said. In a statement p...

The monthslong conflict in Sudan has displaced over 4 million people, a UN official says

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s escalating conflict has driven more than 4 million people from their homes, including over 884,000 who have fled to neighboring countries, a U.N. official said Tuesday. ...

Sudan's neighbors meeting in Cairo for summit agree to Egypt's initiative to try to end conflict

CAIRO (AP) — Leaders from Sudan’s seven neighboring countries agreed on Thursday in Cairo to a new Egyptian-led initiative seeking to resolve the deepening conflict in the African country. ...