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Gunmen kill 14 in attack on church in Burkina Faso

KIGALI, Rwanda  At least 14 people were killed in an attack during Sunday mass on a church in eastern Burkina Faso, according to a government statement. “Unidentified gunmen carried out an...

South Africa: Teachers voice concern as schools reopen

JOHANNESBURG Teachers unions in South Africa expressed concern Monday as millions of students returned to school after a precautionary break in July due to the spread of the novel coronavirus...

French oil firm displaced 12,000 in Uganda, Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda  Two research reports on oil released Thursday highlight major risks of oil projects by French energy company Total in Uganda and Tanzania. Oil from Uganda is to be pumped...

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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...