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South Sudan offers olive branch to rebels, releases prisoners | Reuters

JUBA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Sudan said on Friday it was ready for a ceasefire and would release eight of 11 senior politicians arrested over an alleged coup plot, raising hopes it was edging towards a deal to end ethnic-based fighting ravaging the world’s newest nation.<p>There was no immediate …

One killed as Islamist students and police clash in Cairo | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - A student was killed on Saturday and scores were arrested when supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Egyptian police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University, state media reported.<p>A student of Al-Azhar University, who is a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and …

South Sudan government agrees to ceasefire as 120,000 flee fighting

African leaders welcome commitment by president and call on rival Riek Machar to do the same amid growing refugee crisis<p>African powers trying to broker a peace deal in the world's newest country, South Sudan, have said its government has committed to a ceasefire after two weeks of clashes that have …

Mali ex-president Amadou Toure in high treason probe

<b>Mali has announced plans to investigate former President Amadou Toumani Toure for high treason.</b><p>The office of Prime Minister Oumar Tatam Ly said in a televised statement it had presented the case to Mali's highest court.<p>The government accuses Mr Toure of failing in his duty as commander of the armed …

US army personnel briefly detained in Libya

Four members of the United States military have been released after briefly being taken into custody by the government, US officials have said.<p>Earlier, the US State Department confirmed that the four were held by Libyan authorities and Washington was in touch with the Libyan government over the …

South Sudan rebels wary of truce deal with government

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the government.<p>He was speaking after the government said it had agreed to an immediate end to fighting, in a declaration welcomed by east-African leaders in Nairobi.<p>At least …

U.S. military personnel released after being held by Libya government | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four American military personnel were detained by the Libyan government on Friday and held in custody for several hours before being released, U.S. officials said.<p>State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said President Barack Obama’s administration was looking into the …