U.S. confirms death of Navy Seal in Somalia

A member of the United States military was killed Thursday by al-Shabaab militants near Barii, about 40 miles west of Mogadishu. It was believed to be the first such death of an American in Somalia since 1993. The U.S. Africa Command said in a statement that the death occurred as…

Morocco again closes border at Ceuta

More than 1,800 Moroccans gathered at the border crossing to the Spanish enclave at Ceuta on Tuesday, forcing authorities to again close the crossing because of the demonstrations. The border was closed for a week following the April 24 death of a woman who was crushed in a stampede at…

Reports: Video implicates rebels in UN expert deaths in Kasai

Journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have reviewed a video that appears to document the violent deaths of United Nations experts Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp in March. Government officials made the video available to reporters in Kinshasa on Monday, stressing that the dress and manner of…

Eritrea presses China for help on Security Council sanctions

Eritrea says that Foreign Minister Osman Saleh’s visit to China has yielded a promise to again plead its case on Western sanctions, the government said Thursday. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi “reaffirmed that his country will raise the issue of sanctions imposed on Eritrea” in the United Nations, the Eritrean…