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South Sudan rebels capture oil workers following $500mn contract

23 March, 2017

A new oil exploration contract signed by Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum caused a recent flare of violence in the country's north - as experts warn against investing in South Sudan's minerals.

Raqqa: Civilians under fire with no access to healthcare

23 March, 2017

It is currently impossible for a civilian to be admitted into a hospital in the Raqqa region, local media activists report as the WHO warns of Syria's failing healthcare system.

Libyan tribes defecting from Tripoli towards Haftar

21 March, 2017

Another Libyan tribe has announced their support for east General Haftar - a sign that the tide of the civil war is turning in favour of the former regime strongman.

Arab 'diplomatic boycott' if US moves embassy to Jerusalem

21 March, 2017

Arab nations have been called to close their embassies in Washington if the US moves its Israel embassy to Jerusalem, in a show of solidarity with Palestine.

Turkey sends aid and soldiers to Somalia

20 March, 2017

Somalia's embattled army is about to get a boost as Turkey announced its troops will help train soldiers fighting al-Shabaab militants.

Turkey sends aid, opens biggest military-base abroad in Somalia

20 March, 2017

Turkey will open three military training camps in Mogadishu to help the country train a professional army and improve the country's security situation.

Libyan president: We cannot return to military dictatorship

20 March, 2017

Libyan President Fayez al-Serraj made a television statement denouncing the actions of the rival east Libyan militias in Benghazi, adding that Libyan could not return to strong-man military rule.

Hizballah affiliate killed in suspected Israeli drone-strike in Syria

19 March, 2017

Israel reportedly launched a drone attack on Yasser al-Sayyid while he was driving towards the Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon.

Haftar's forces celebrate Benghazi victory by 'parading Islamists' corpses'

19 March, 2017

Haftar's Libyan National Army celebrated by letting off guns and fireworks and parading the dead bodies of their enemies through the streets.

Lebanese PM escapes angry protesters chanting 'thief'

19 March, 2017

Saad Hariri walked away from the scene of the anti-tax protest that drew thousands, surrounded by armed escorts walking at speed.

Britain can't wait to trade with 'terror-sponsor' Sudan

16 March, 2017

The UK government has been preparing to massively invest in Sudan once international sanctions are lifted in July - despite the fact it is designated a state sponsor of terror.

Sudan: 'Serial WMD offender' appointed leader of chemical-weapons watchdog

16 March, 2017

Sudan has used dozens of chemical weapons against its own citizens - but its envoy has been appointed leader of the watchdog responsible for regulating chemical weapons anyway.

Robert Cusack
Robert Cusack

Bilingual staff journalist based in London.

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