At least 18 Egyptian policemen were killed and three injured on Monday in an attack claimed by Daesh on a security convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, which is gripped by an insurgency.
Sinai blast kills 18 Egyptian policemen
Al-Shabab terrorists have attacked a Somali military base and police station near the border with Kenya, killing eight soldiers, an official has said.
Al-Shabab terrorists storm military base in Somalia
At least six people have been killed and several others injured in a bomb attack carried out in central Somalia, police and residents say.
Bomb attack kills 6 in central Somalia
Lebanese President Michel Aoun plans to pay an official visit to Iran in October as part of efforts to deepen Beirut-Tehran relations in all fields, local media reports said on Sunday.
Media: Lebanese president to visit Iran in Oct.
Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri congratulated the appointment of Ahmed Ouyahia as the prime minister of Algeria.
Iran's first VP congratulates Algerian PM
South Africa's ruling African National Congress is fending off fresh crises as the bitter fight for control of the former liberation party grows before President Jacob Zuma steps down as party leader in December.
South Africa's ruling ANC limps toward choosing new leader
The head of Palestinian group Hamas, Ismail Haniya, has traveled to Cairo to hold talks with senior Egyptian officials about the blockade of Gaza, on his first such visit since his election in May.
Hamas' Ismail Haniya visits Egypt for Gaza siege talks
In February, when the government of Somalia sounded an alarm to the UN about risks of a famine in the country, the UN’s Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), besides quickly shuffling a response team, was acting from a steep sense of history.
How aid in cash, not goods, averted a famine in Somalia
Amnesty International says the Central African Republic (CAR) has witnessed a "horrific surge" in violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines.
Amnesty says Central African Republic has faced 'horrific surge' in violence
Tanzanian opposition lawmaker Tundu Lissu, a fierce critic of President John Magufuli's government, was shot and wounded by unknown assailants at his residence in the administrative capital Dodoma on Thursday, his party said.
Opposition MP shot, wounded in Tanzania: Party

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