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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...

Hundreds march against sanctions in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe Hundreds of Zimbabweans from the country’s 10 provinces participated on Friday in an anti-sanctions march, a day the government declared a national holiday. While the government claimed the event...

Ethiopia: Army deployed in troubled Oromia areas

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia deployed its federal army in troubled areas in Oromia regional state where dozens are reported to have been killed in clashes. Clashes erupted Tuesday in several towns...

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Bangsamoro: Community transmission worsens pandemic

ANKARA  The top official of the Bangsamoro autonomous region in the southern Philippines said cases of the novel coronavirus had substantially risen after "local community...

No return to 'good old days' for German-US ties

BERLIN When it comes to German-American relations, things could hardly get much worse, as they reached a new post-World War II low in the wake...

Nigeria registers 423 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria has confirmed 423 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 47,290. In its daily update,...

Turkey arrests 3 suspects for FETO terror links

ADANA, Turkey Turkish forces arrested three more people for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, security...

Lillard scores 61, leads Blazers victory over Mavericks

ANKARA Damian Lillard tied a career-high 61 points in the Portland Trail Blazers 134-131 win against the Dallas Mavericks late Tuesday. Veteran forward Carmelo Anthony produced...