"Mitiga airport has been targeted by fire this morning, the first day of Eid al Adha", the airport's management says in a statement.
The explosion comes hours after Libya's UN-supported government says it accepted a ceasefire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital, Tripoli, during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al Adha.
Ten Turkish sailors were abducted off Nigeria in mid-July and released on Friday.
Charred remains of dozens of people were seen in photos circulating across social media, along with a video of a large crowd collecting liquid from puddles in yellow jerry cans.
Libya's internationally recognized government on Friday accepted a ceasefire request from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), according to a statement posted by the government on Twitter.
Eastern Chad is in the grip of cyclical violence between nomadic camel herders and sedentary farmers from the Ouaddian community.
Ebola treatment centres have repeatedly been attacked by armed militiamen and disgruntled locals, hampering efforts to contain the epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict-ravaged east.
Mozambique's president and the leader of the country's main opposition group signed a new peace accord Tuesday, pledging to end years of violence and facilitate elections in the fall.
Murzuq municipal council member Mohamed Omar says, "The air strike resulted in 43 killed and 51 wounded." The LNA confirmed the strike on Murzuq.
Mozambique's president and the leader of the Renamo opposition will also sign another agreement in August pledging peace in the upcoming national elections on October 15, 2019.
Rwanda's health minister came out with a clarification after the country's foreign affairs state minister had said that the border with DRC was shut over increased fears that the Ebolo virus could spread across the border.
"I have been informed of another confirmed Ebola case at the Goma Ebola treatment centre," said Aruna Abedi, the chief Ebola coordinator in North Kivu, the worst-hit province since the outbreak began on August 1 last year.
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