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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...

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...

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ANALYSIS – How will Biden ‘reassess’ US-Saudi relationship?

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Italian FM holds phone call with DRC counterpart

ROME Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio held a phone call Monday with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Marie Tumba Nzeza, on...

EU allocates $47M in humanitarian aid for Rohingya

BRUSSELS The European Union on Tuesday announced €39 million ($47.4 million) in humanitarian aid to address the needs of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The bloc...

Ethiopian peacekeepers in S.Sudan resist going home

JUBA, South Sudan Several UN peacekeepers were injured during an internal brawl when 15 peacekeepers in South Sudan, originally from Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region, refused...

Niger: Bazoum wins presidential election runoff

LOME, Togo Mohamed Bazoum was elected Niger's president in the second round of polls, the election authority of the West African nation said Tuesday. Bazoum, the...