Japan announces plan for building naval capacities in the Indian Ocean; Djibouti, Sri Lanka 1st recipients of security assistance; Tokyo to team up with New Delhi in regional capacity building initiative
A source close to the spokesman says the reports that Mr. Halane was put under house arrest in Mogadishu was false
Reports that former Mogadishu mayor spokesman Abdifatah Halane has been placed under house arrest in Mogadishu for unknown reason
Somalia lures defectors in new push against insurgents
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 45km WSW of Palaiochora, Greece
McMaster, back at @WhiteHouse briefing room lectern, says @POTUS wants relations with African countries to benefit both them and the US.
At least 4 soldiers killed in bomb attack on military vehicle outside Mogadishu - Media reports
Campaign candidate Khaled Ali denies his withdrawal from the Egyptian presidential elections
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Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar applies to withdraw his petition against Governor Joho's win; alleges partiality of the judge, Justice Lydia Achode.
U.N. says Congo forces targeted its officials during deadly protests
Sudanese authorities release Reuters, AFP journalists
South Africa's ruling ANC party debating whether to order President Jacob Zuma to step down
Sudan frees AFP reporter Abu Idris Ali and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests
South Africa's ruling ANC confirms discussing Zuma exit
Update on Congo protests- at least 6 people shot dead and 57 wounded by authorities during anti Kabila protests this weekend
France condemns Congolese security forces after six killed
George Weah sworn in as Liberian president, completing historic transition of power
Congolese security forces kill three while dispersing anti-Kabila protest
Attack at police station in Ghana's capital Accra, at least an officer killed: reports
Armed men attacked a police station in Ghana's capital Accra, killing an officer, freeing unknown number of cell inmates: local media
Somali president sacks Mogadishu mayor, names replacement
US president briefed on ongoing Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack: White House
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Tunisia- clashes took place between militants and National Guard near Khmouda in Kasserine Governorate; reports state only militant casualties without further specifications
Heavy Clashes between SDF and Turkish Army at Ike Dam in Sharran Nahiyah
Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in northern Nigeria's Kaduna - police spokesman
During the shutdown, the military continues. @CENTCOM's Gen. Votel expected to visit his region, as planned, while SecDef Mattis heads to Asia.
At least 12 Congolese soldiers have been killed in the eastern DemocraticRepublicofCongo, where the army is fighting Uganda-based rebels.
A US military official tells me that US Special Operations Forces participated in a Jan. 18 Somali-led raid on an al-Shabaab camp in the Middle Shabelle region that helped rescue approx. 30 Somali child conscripts. US forces were in an advisory role
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ISIS claims Wednesday night ambush against soldiers in the village of Toumour in the Lake Chad region of Niger. The authorities quickly suspected Boko Haram of the attack, which killed at least four soldiers and killed a civilian.
A plane carrying Somali prisoners from India has arrived at Mogadishu airport-witnesses