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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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Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 1, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. ...

Turkey: Top defense officials visit anti-terror op zone

ANKARA - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit on Saturday to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a...

Turkic body urges de-escalation of Kyrgyz-Tajik tension

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Friday encouraged Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to take joint measures to stabilize tensions that erupted along the border.  “The Turkic Council...