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70 killed in Guinea protests since 2015: Amnesty

ANKARA Amnesty International condemned on Wednesday "the deteriorating human rights situation" in Guinea since January 2015, including killing of dozens in protests as a presidential ballot fast approaches in 2020. Warning...

Families still waiting for justice after Sudan sit-in dispersal

KHARTOUM Months after they lost their loved ones, the families of Sudanese protesters who were killed or went missing when the military cleared their protest camp in the capital Khartoum...

Cameroon: opposition party to boycott general elections

YAOUNDE, Cameroon  One of Cameroon's main opposition parties, the Social Democratic Front (SDF), said Tuesday it will boycott legislative and municipal elections in February over security concerns in the English-speaking...

Kenya: Global summit starts to end maternal deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya A summit on population and development kicked off in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, with world leaders and delegates focused on how to end violence against women...

‘Political stability, security key to growth in Africa’

JOHANNESBURGAfrican nations need to maintain political stability and security if they are to attract investors to commit capital into their economies, South Africa's president said on Monday. “Much of the...

Mauritians vote in parliamentary election

CAPETOWN, South Africa  Voting began Thursday morning in Mauritius where citizens are voting for a new parliament and prime minister who will govern the Indian ocean island nation for the...

Haftar forces kill child in Libya: UN-recognized gov’t

By Safiye Karabacak TRIPOLI The UN-recognized government in Libya on Monday accused forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar of killing a child and injuring an adult in a rocket...

Chaos in Uganda:Opposition leader, journalists arrested

JOHANNESBURG Uganda’s leading opposition figure Kizza Besigye has been arrested by police in the capital Kampala, his party said in a statement on Monday. Besigye was arrested for leading a march...

Egypt forces kill dozens of militants in Sinai

CAIRO Egyptian army forces have killed 83 militants as part of a security campaign in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to a military spokesman on Monday. In a statement, Colonel Tamer...

Crisis looms in South Sudan: experts

Juba, South Sudan South Sudan is barreling towards a crisis as it nears a deadline to form a transitional unity government, a Brussels-based think tank warned on Monday. According to the...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...