Sri Lankan peacekeepers died in a landmine explosion in Mali’s central Mopti region
Governments say they will deny visas and impose other penalties for violations
Country's Human Rights Commission says heavy-handedness and use of live ammunition by military forces to quash recent protests have resulted in 8 deaths
Abdi Mohammed Omer and dozens of other officials are accused of plotting to incite a civil war and ordering abuses including beheadings, officials said
One official said the message will be refined to "place less emphasis on the number of militants killed and place more context on how these strikes are helping our Somali partners"
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There have been almost daily protests across Sudan since Dec. 19, marking the most sustained challenge to President Omar al-Bashir's three decades in power
Some 560 Syrians entered between mid-August and mid-December and the majority leave when their tourist visas expire
Triggered by a worsening economic crisis, protests calling for Omar al-Bashir to step down have spread into the most sustained challenge yet to his rule
South Sudan has been locked in an ongoing civil war since 2013
Oilfields lay dormant for five years due to fighting between government forces and rebels
Out with the old? Not exactly, as Congo swears in new president, but keeps old president in top position