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Sudan transition government orders military shakeup

KHARTOUM, Sudan President of the Sudanese Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has ordered a major shakeup in the army, abolishing the position of chief of staff and establishing a system...

Turkey offers condolences to Somalia after flood damage

ANKARA  Turkey on Tuesday offered condolences to Somalia after heavy flood capsized a boat in Shabelle River city of Beledweyne, killing 15 people on Monday. “We are deeply saddened by the...

Tunisia dismisses defense, foreign ministers

TUNIS The Tunisian government has sacked Defense Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi and Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui, according to a cabinet statement on Tuesday. The statement said Justice Minister Karim El Jamoussi was...

Zimbabweans thrive amid economic crisis

HARARE, Zimbabwe Touting for customers, 26-year-old Tenson Javangwe pushes a cart, stopping now and then in the midst of heavy traffic in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, wearing a waist pouch loaded...

South Africa staring down dire water crisis: Official

JOHANNESBURG As South Africa faces a serious water crisis, the country’s water and sanitation minister urged people Monday to use water sparingly before they start facing severe water restrictions. "South Africa...

Rights groups accuse Tanzania of repression, censorship

NAIROBI, Kenya The Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday released reports accusing Tanzania’s President John Magufuli of repression against activists, critics, and opponents. Tanzania has flouted freedoms...

Renewed exodus of Zimbabweans amid economic woes

HARARE, Zimbabwe Hunched on seats at Rode Port cross border bus terminal in the Zimbabwean capital, 45-year-old Timothy Mundonda chats in excitement with his wife and three teen children as...

38 UN, aid workers killed in Nigeria: official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nearly 40 United Nations staff and aid workers have been killed in the last decade by Boko Haram violence in the volatile Nigeria northeast region, a UN official...

UNICEF: 490,000 children affected by floods in S. Sudan

ANKARA Almost 490,000 children have been affected by heavy floods currently hitting South Sudan, the UN’s children agency said on Friday. The UNICEF described the scope and scale of the current...

Zimbabwe gov't allegedly sold baby elephants to China

ANKARA / HARARE, Zimbabwe Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly sold some 30 baby elephants to China amid drought and fears on the elephants’ fate, according to media reports. The Zimbabwean baby elephants...

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S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

Father of MMA champion Nurmagomedov dies from COVID-19

ANKARA  The father and coach of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion Khabib Nurmagomedov died Friday from the coronavirus.  Manager Ali Abdelaziz confirmed Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, died...

Football: Atletico Madrid ease past Mallorca

ANKARA  Atletico Madrid blanked Real Mallorca at home Friday in a Spanish La Liga match. The home team led 2-0 at the half at Wanda Metropolitano...

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