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Libya crisis manipulated by external powers, says Libya's envoy to UN

ISTANBUL Libya's Ambassador to the UN Taher Al-Sunni said on Thursday that his country's crisis is being manipulated by international powers to settle other scores. “Our crisis is a...

Ethiopia decries US decision to restrict visas to officials, army

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian government on Monday condemned a decision by the US to slap visa restrictions on current and former government officials and members of the military in...

Libya says oil spill brought under control

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Sunday an oil spill north of the country has been brought under control. In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the NOC...

Italy's foreign minister, Libyan officials discuss ties

TRIPOLI, Libya On an official visit to Libya, Italy's foreign minister met on Sunday with government officials of the North African country.Head of Libya's Presidential Council Mohammad Menfi received Luigi...

Congo’s Sassou Nguesso vies to extend 36-year rule

YAOUNDE, Cameroon Polls opened in the Republic of Congo on Sunday, with incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso aiming to extend his 36-year rule. Nearly 2.5 million people are eligible to...

2 dead in northern Kenya plane crash

NAIROBI, Kenya A pilot and co-pilot died in a plane crash in northern Kenya on Saturday.A light aircraft, which was carrying exam papers for the Kenya National Examination Council, crashed...

Shell injures 8 children in Libya’s Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya Eight children were injured when a shell struck a residential neighborhood in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to local health authorities on Saturday. In a statement, Al-Jalal...

Tanzania swears in first female president

NAIROBI, Kenya Samia Suluhu Hassan on Friday was sworn in as Tanzania’s president, making the history as becoming the first female leader of the East African country.Across East Africa, all...

Tunisian, French presidents discuss Libya in phone call

TUNIS, Tunisia Tunisian President Kais Saied and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed developments in Libya in a phone call Thursday.  According to a statement by the Tunisian Presidency, Saied...

Niger: UNICEF condemns ‘horrific killings’ of civilians

YAOUNDE, Cameroon UNICEF on Wednesday condemned the "horrific killings" of civilians in Niger after at least 58 people, including six children aged 11-17, were killed in the Tillabery region.The...

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Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...

Nigeria issues red alert over 3rd wave of COVID-19

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria on Sunday issued a COVID-19 pandemic red alert in major cities, including the capital Abuja, urging people to take extreme care amid...

13 killed in fuel tanker explosion in western Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya Thirteen people were killed Sunday in a fuel tanker explosion in western Kenya, in an apparent accident, officials confirmed. According to Moreso Chacha,...

Turkey's official unhappy with EU top court decision on Muslim rights

ANKARA Turkey’s presidential spokesman on Sunday expressed disappointment with the European Court of Justice’s decision on headscarves, calling it disrespect for Muslim women's religious...