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A top Nigerian official was scheduled to meet the Turkish ambassador on Sept. 22 after hundreds of rifles allegedly from Turkey made it to the west African country this week falsely labelled as plumbing materials.
BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI - Reuters
East Libyan forces said they had launched air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters after the militants made incursions south and east of their former coastal stronghold of Sirte.
NAIROBI - Reuters
Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Aug. 28, as the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.
A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on Aug. 25, the United Nations said Sept. 4, amid growing international criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi.
The number of Turkish fishing boats off the northwest African coast of Mauritania has risen to 33, up from just two last year, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Aug. 23.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended food aid in Myanmar’s violence-scorched Rakhine state, as the humanitarian situation deteriorates with a surging death toll and tens of thousands - both Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Buddhists - on the move and diplomatic efforts piling.
KHARTOUM - Agence France-Presse
Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Aug. 23, Sudanese and Russian officials said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged the leaders of Muslim countries to address the situation of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, making desperate attempts to flee the worst violence in Myanmar in at least five years
FREETOWN - Reuters
Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Aug. 20.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Reuters
More than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border or scrambling to reach it.
Rescue workers have recovered nearly 400 bodies from a mudslide in the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, the chief coroner said on Aug. 15, as morgues struggled to find space for all the dead.