Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan 'protection force' Libyan forces say they are close to capturing Sirte from the Islamic StateFrench military helicopter has crashed in Northern Mali. Casualties unknown Jihadist begs 'forgiveness' from people of Mali for Timbuktu attacksMalian jihadist pleads guilty to war crimes at International Criminal Court for 2012 Timbuktu attacks US decries ‘cowardly’ twin bombings in Somalia2 Egypt police killed in checkpoint attack in Sadat cityExplosions heard in Mogadishu,reports say several mortar rounds have landed near Security ministryArmed man shot the police in EgyptSuicide bombing in north Cameroon kills 3, injures severalUp to 10 people are reported killed in twin blasts in Galkacyo town, Somalia. Al-Shabab claims responsibilitySmoke cloud rising after 2 massive AlShabaab car bombs targeted local govt HQ in Galkacyo town. Puntland Somalia Al Shabab claims it killed over 30 people in twin suicide blasts rock in Galkacyo town - Al shabab mediaNigeria oil rebels Niger Delta Avengers announce ceasefire Egypt arrests 70 Sudanese on route to Israel, Sudan says Nigeria Chief of Air Staff says the Air Force will soon receive 12 new Mi-35s from Russia Police fire tear gas and water cannon and beat protesters with batons UN launches independent investigation into South Sudan rampage, abuses and lack of peacekeeper response. Mali: GATIA and MAA (Plateforme) reinforcements with destination Kidal French Navy Panther helicopter hot refueling by French troops in DjiboutiCAR: 16 killed in cholera outbreak in Kemo district UN chief condemns attack on @UN_MINUSMA peacekeepers, 2nd such incident in 3 days Squawk 7700: Air Algerie AH1020 Route: ALG-MRS has declared an emergency and lost from online radar servicesAir Algerie flight AH1020 from Algiers to Marseille disappears from FlightRadar24 Morocco: 1 dead, 19 injured in collapse of building in CasablancaIslamic State group announces new Boko Haram leader who promises no attacks on mosques. The Argos has just rescued 138 people from this dangerously overcrowded boatItaly says 8,300 migrants rescued in five days Wilayat Jazair (Algeria) make rare appearance in ISIS new Dabiq, reference to April 15 Mount Ouahch attack Bomb blast "destroyed" one KDF vehicle around Ishakani in Lamu. Kenya forces open fire and helicopters bombing area, casualties reported.

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22 August 2016
US decries ‘cowardly’ twin bombings in Somalia
2 Egypt police killed in checkpoint attack in Sadat city
Armed man shot the police in Egypt
Smoke cloud rising after 2 massive AlShabaab car bombs targeted local govt HQ in Galkacyo town. Puntland Somalia
Egypt arrests 70 Sudanese on route to Israel, Sudan says
Mali: GATIA and MAA (Plateforme) reinforcements with destination Kidal
French Navy Panther helicopter hot refueling by French troops in Djibouti
UN chief condemns attack on @UN_MINUSMA peacekeepers, 2nd such incident in 3 days
Squawk 7700: Air Algerie AH1020 Route: ALG-MRS has declared an emergency and lost from online radar services
Air Algerie flight AH1020 from Algiers to Marseille disappears from FlightRadar24
The Argos has just rescued 138 people from this dangerously overcrowded boat
Wilayat Jazair (Algeria) make rare appearance in ISIS new Dabiq, reference to April 15 Mount Ouahch attack