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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...

Turkish-flagged commercial ships can dock at Benghazi port: Haftar

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday said in a letter addressed to the Ports and Maritime Transport Administration that Turkish-flagged commercial ships can dock at the Benghazi port."We...

Ethiopia rejects outside mediators in dam dispute

ISTANBUL Ethiopia has rejected calls by Sudan for outside mediators including the US in the ongoing dispute over the country’s construction of a massive hydroelectric dam on the Nile River.  “Ethiopia...

Libyans begin transition of power to end division

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan officials on Tuesday began a ceremony for power transition to end the rift in the oil-rich country. Mohammad Menfi, the new president of the Libyan Presidential Council, and...

UN court holds maritime case hearing without Kenya

MOGADISHU, Somalia The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday held a hearing on the maritime delimitation case between Somalia and Kenya at The Hague without Kenyan presence. “We are deeply concerned...

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Italy pandemic aid pushes deficit to new high

ROME Italy government approved additional deficit spending for up to €40 billion on Thursday which will be used to fund a special stimulus package to...

Russia accuses US, NATO of moving troops to its border

MOSCOW The US is moving its troops to Russia’s borders, a top Russian official said on Tuesday. Over 40,000 people and 15,000 units of military equipment...

Turkey's daily virus cases hit new peak

ANKARAa Turkey reported over 59,000 more coronavirus cases on Tuesday, its highest single-day figure since the start of the pandemic. A total of 59,187 cases, including...

Turkey declares partial lockdown during Ramadan

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday announced a two-week partial lockdown to help curb a recent rise in the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Speaking to...

Turkey to host Afghan peace meet from April 24 to May 4

ANKARA Turkey announced on Tuesday that a keenly awaited international conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Istanbul from April 24...