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Families suffer as East Africa remittances dry out

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  Julius Minani and his 32-year-old friend Kaduna spent weeks squatting in a dilapidated shack in Alexandria in Johannesburg. The pair had been evicted from an apartment due...

Madagascar opens first herbal medicine factory

ANKARA  Madagascar's president on Friday launched the country's first non-chemical herbal medicine factory that will boost the production of COVID-19 preventive drugs. "We are proud to inaugurate PHARMALAGASY, the first national...

Central African Republic soldiers flee to Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon At least 117 Central African Republic's (CAR) soldiers have found refuge in neighboring Cameroon following repeated rebel attacks in their country, Cameroonian authorities told Anadolu Agency on Monday. Gregoire...

UN sanctions 3 top al-Shabaab leaders

MOGADISHU, Somalia Members of the UN Security Council unanimously approved sanctions for three leaders of the Al-Shabaab terror group after the US and Somali governments forwarded them for designation. The resolution...

Haftar attack kills 2 civilians northwestern Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya Two civilians were killed and eight injured on Thursday in an airstrike by eastern Libyan forces on north-western Libya, according to local hospital officials. Jets loyal to military commander...

Turkey determined to stand by Libyans, says Erdogan

ALGIERS, Algeria Turkey is resolutely standing with the Libyan people in their hour of need, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. He was speaking at a joint news conference with...

Libya launches operation to liberate Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Libyan government forces launched a military operation early Tuesday to liberate Al-Watiya airbase, southwest of the capital Tripoli and controlled by militias loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar,...

Libya army destroys air defense systems used by Haftar

TRIPOLI, Libya  The Libyan army on Wednesday destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir-type air defense system in the city of Tahruna, southeast of Tripoli, according to a military spokesman. "Our forces managed to...

On surprise visit, Libya Tobruk-based parliament speaker in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria The head of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament Aguila Saleh arrived in the neighboring Algeria on a surprise visit on Saturday. Algeria’s official TV said that Suleiman Shanin, the head of...

Libya: Flights between Tripoli, Benghazi to begin

TRIPOLI, Libya Commercial flights between Tripoli and Benghazi will resume later this month after they were suspended for more than a year, a Libyan official said Friday.  Flights between Benina International...

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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...