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Turkey warns of Syria-like crisis in Libya

ANTALYA, Turkey Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Saturday against attempts to create a situation in Libya similar to that in civil war-torn Syria. “They want to turn Libya to...

Renewed exodus of Zimbabweans amid economic woes

HARARE, Zimbabwe Hunched on seats at Rode Port cross border bus terminal in the Zimbabwean capital, 45-year-old Timothy Mundonda chats in excitement with his wife and three teen children as...

Somalia needs Turkey’s help: Turkish foreign minister

ANKARA/DOHA The Turkish foreign minister on Sunday said Somalia needs Turkey’s help to ensure political stability, to restructure national security forces and to create an environment that will allow economic...

Al-Shabaab militants attack joint Kenya-US base

NAIROBI, Kenya Somalia-based al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants on Sunday attacked a U.S.-Kenya military base located in the coastal town of Lamu, the Kenyan military confirmed. Kenyan defense forces announced it had successfully...

S.Sudan: State of emergency declared in flood-hit areas

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in areas affected by flood across the country. Under the order, about 30 counties in...

Floods displace over 20,600 in C.African Republic: UN

ANKARA  Unusually heavy rains continue to fall in the Central African Republic, causing displacement of over 20,600 people, the UN migration agency said Wednesday. Uprooting at least 20,691 in the capital...

Ethiopia unveils jobs creation plan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Challenged with a bulging youth population and simmering instability, Ethiopia on Thursday unveiled a Plan of Action for Jobs Creation -- an ambitious project that envisages providing...

Libya’s largest oil refinery faces closure amid clashes

LIBYA  Libya’s national oil company said Saturday it may face closure because of clashes close to its refinery in the country’s western port. The NOC said in a statement that three...

Rights groups accuse Tanzania of repression, censorship

NAIROBI, Kenya The Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday released reports accusing Tanzania’s President John Magufuli of repression against activists, critics, and opponents. Tanzania has flouted freedoms...

Libya: Haftar forces attack airport in Tripoli

TRIPOLI  Libya’s Mitiga international airport in Tripoli was hit by an airstrike Sunday. Mustafa el-Mecei, the spokesman for the Government of National Accord (GNA) Burkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) military operation,...

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East African business bloc urges support for tourism

KIGALI, Rwanda  The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged countries in the region to make additional funds available for the tourism sector, facing...

UN: 'Probable' Syria regime targeted school, hospitals

WASHINGTON  An internal UN inquiry determined that it is "highly probable" the Syrian regime and its allies carried out five of six investigated attacks...

Nurses on COVID-19 frontline, world needs millions more

GENEVA With the novel coronavirus pandemic underscoring the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce, a report said Monday that more than 50%...

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