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Judgment Day for Hissène Habré

Twenty-five years after he fled to Senegal, Chad’s former dictator is on trial for allegedly overseeing the killing and torturing of thousands of his own people. Will his victims see justice?

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Libya’s New Peace Deal Has a Serious Flaw

Against all odds, the U.N. has helped Libya's factions sign a peace deal -- but a major one is refusing to sign.

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A Victory Over the Islamic State in Libya

The Islamic State has been kicked out of Derna -- by another group of extremists. What's next for the beleaguered Libyan city?

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Will the U.S. Go After Mokhtar Belmokhtar’s Network?

The reported killing of the al Qaeda mastermind in Libya has officials in Washington wondering how far to take the fight against America's enemies in North Africa.

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U.N.’s Refugee Mission in Africa Is ‘Fighting Fires’ as Funding Falls Short

As conflicts spiral out of control across the African continent, the U.N.'s refugee chief in Africa thinks that without funding, more refugees will link up with extremists or seek passage to Europe.

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Fortress Europe Shouldn’t Point Its Guns at Libya

Proposed plans for an EU military intervention to stop people smugglers in Libya aren't just cruel -- they're dangerous.

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U.S. Officials Debate Expanding the War Against the Islamic State

A U.S.-led coalition is grappling over how to fight the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed allies in Libya and beyond without taking its eyes off Iraq and Syria.

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