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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan meet over dam dispute

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Water ministers and experts from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Friday begun a two-day meeting to reach an agreement on the filling and operation of the Great...

Kenya: Global summit starts to end maternal deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya A summit on population and development kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, with world leaders and delegates focused on how to end violence against women...

Somalia: Attacks against journalists continued in 2019

MOGADISHU, Somalia Attacks against members of the press in Somalia continued in 2019, the head of an independent journalists’ trade union said Friday. “At least 81 journalists were physically assaulted last...

Libyan warlord Haftar is 'mercenary’: Turkish president

ANKARA Turkey’s president on Tuesday said Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar has no official recognition either in the war-weary country or the international community. "Haftar is a mercenary, a paid soldier," Recep...

Libyans celebrate Turkey’s decision to send troops

TRIPOLI More than 1,000 people gathered Friday in Libya’s capital to celebrate Turkish parliament’s decision to send troops to Libya and to protest Gen. Khalifa Haftar. They gathered in Martyr’s Square...

Somalia: After drought, conflict, 273,000 flee flooding

ANKARA At least 273,000 people had to flee severe flooding of the Shabelle River in Somalia, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a report on Friday. Calling for urgent humanitarian...

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood changes course

ISTANBUL Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (MB) changed course over determining the future of its political work when it agreed to cooperate with Mohamed Ali, a new opposition figure and former army...

Tripoli awaits Turkish soldiers amid Haftar attacks

TRIPOLI  Living under the nearly year-long assault of forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, residents of the Libyan capital Tripoli said they are "relieved" that a motion authorizing...

Libya rejects Arab League statement

TRIPOLI  Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) criticized the Arab League on Thursday over its statement referring to "foreign interference" in the country. The statement by the league’s General Secretariat...

Turkish party backs intended troop deployment in Libya

ANKARA A Turkish nationalist party announced Saturday its support for the possible military deployment in Libya. On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a motion on military support for Libya...

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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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