Fighting between a conglomeration of Islamist militias and the Libyan National Army has trapped civilians in the eastern neighborhoods of Benghazi for months.
France ended its military mission in the Central African Republic. Renewed fighting there has caused humanitarian agencies to suspend relief efforts in some parts of the country and 20,000 people to seek refuge at a UN base.
Voters in the Ivory Coast overwhelmingly supported a new constitution.
Militants attacked an oil pipeline in the Niger delta.
The commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan has been dismissed following reports that the mission failed to protect civilians from attacks this summer.
Kenya withdrew its troops from the UN’s mission in South Sudan.
Kenya deported a South Sudanese rebel spokesman over a Facebook post.
A massive distributed denial of service attack brought Liberia’s entire internet infrastructure to a halt.
A bombshell 355-page corruption report released this week in South Africa shows that a family of Indian immigrants, the Guptas, are the shadow power behind President Jacob Zuma and some of his cabinet.
Dozens were wounded and one person killed today after a car bomb went off in Diyarbakir, a major Kurdish city in Turkey. (Video.)
The two joint-leaders of Kurdish People’s Democratic Party and 10 of the party’s MPs have been arrested, as have Diyarbakir’s two mayors, in Turkey’s relentless crackdown. The purge has now extended far beyond those involved in this summer’s attempted coup.
Analysis: Why is the conflict between Turkey and the PKK escalating?
Residents live in constant fear in the Yemeni town of Saada, which is of the most densely bombed cities in this war and has lost critical infrastructure.
A 10 hour Russian and Syrian government ceasefire is in place today to allow rebels and civilians to leave besieged areas of Aleppo. Russia says this is their last chance to do so. Rebels are defiant of the ultimatum, and have been escalating their attacks against government-held Aleppo.
The Kremlin has deployed a small private force in Syria, ghost soldiers fighting in the ground offensives.
Five Syrian journalists, now living in Turkey, tell horror stories from their reporting experiences.
A makeshift hospital in Madaya is closing after four years, unable to do any more to help.