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July 03, 2015
Libya peace talks stall again despite UN sanctions threat
Tripoli (AFP) July 2, 2015
Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces Wednesday rejected the latest proposal, defying threats the UN Security Council would impose sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of a deal. The National General Congress parliament in Tripoli, which was seized by rebel forces last year, said it would consult for a week on the new draft, ruling out returning to the talks due to begin in Morocco on Thursday. "The amendments introduced in the latest text sub ... read more
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Lupita Nyong'o joins fight to save Africa's elephants
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has returned home to Kenya to spearhead a new campaign to stop the record slaughter of elephants for their valuable ivory. ... more

Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing
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Dutch oil trader Vitol said Tuesday it spent around $27 million to take on a majority stake in the refining business held by Nigerian energy company Oando. ... more

Somali Shebab attack army camp killing several
Several Somali soldiers were killed overnight Sunday when Shebab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayo region, officials and witnesses said Monday. ... more

UN envoy eyes preliminary Libya deal Thursday
UN envoy Bernardino Leon said Monday he hoped Libya's rival parliaments would endorse his proposals for a unity government later this week after they failed to do so at the weekend. ... more
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The Islamic State group's "caliphate" enters its second year Monday with the jihadists expanding their territory in Syria and Iraq and their global reach by claiming attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait. ... more

First lions to return to Rwanda after over two decades
Lions will return to Rwanda for the first time in more than two decades, wildlife officials have said, after the endangered animal was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide. ... more
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Three Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack
Three Malian soldiers died Saturday in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with several Islamist fighters also killed, officials said. ... more

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Libya rivals back in Morocco for fresh peace talks
Libya's warring factions arrived Thursday in Morocco for a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks aimed at putting an end to months of fighting in the stricken North African state. ... more
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