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Sudan government, rebel groups sign peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan Sudan's transitional government signed a peace deal with several rebel groups on Saturday, amid high hopes for an end to years of conflict in regions across the...

Top Turkish, Libyan diplomats discuss pandemic on phone

ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call with his Libyan counterpart Thursday, according to diplomatic sources.  Cavusoglu and Mohamed Taha Siala exchanged ideas on...

Death toll in DR Congo plane crash reaches nearly 30

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo The death toll from a plane crash near Goma Airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo rose to 29 late Sunday, said authorities. North Kivu provincial...

Al-Sisi's remarks a 'war declaration': Libyan army

TRIPOLI  The Libyan army on Saturday denounced remarks of the Egyptian president, who said Sirte and Jufra in Libya are “a red line," calling it "a clear declaration of war...

Ethiopia to unveil ambitious job creation plan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopian government said on Wednesday it plans to create 3 million jobs this budget year which began on July 8. This came at a joint press conference by...

Russian maneuvers in Libya poses risk: US AFRICOM

ANKARA US Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed new evidence of active Russian aircraft in Libyan airspace Thursday, saying it poses a risk for all civilians. "Russia's sustained involvement in Libya increases the...

Libya needs air defense support, expertise: Envoy

ANKARA Libya needs air defense, special training and expertise to help its soldiers on the ground, Libya’s ambassador to Turkey said Thursday on the possible Turkish military support. “Even if there...

Ethiopia: Election campaign in full swing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The election campaign in Ethiopia for the June 5 parliamentary and regional councils polls is in full swing, as vehicles carrying loudspeakers hit the roads in the...

UK refuses to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius

LONDON Britain on Friday said it has every right to hold onto the disputed Chagos Islands, despite calls to return them to Mauritius.  British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)...
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Repression in DR Congo on a rise: HRW

YAOUNDE, Cameroon  The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increasingly cracked down on the media and activist groups during its two years in office, Human Rights Watch...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...