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.
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.
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 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.
Somalia's embattled army is about to get a boost as Turkey announced its troops will help train soldiers fighting al-Shabaab militants.
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 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.
Israel reportedly launched a drone attack on Yasser al-Sayyid while he was driving towards the Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon.
Haftar's Libyan National Army celebrated by letting off guns and fireworks and parading the dead bodies of their enemies through the streets.
Saad Hariri walked away from the scene of the anti-tax protest that drew thousands, surrounded by armed escorts walking at speed.
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 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.
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