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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...

Nigerian MPs decide to probe Chinese illegal businesses

ANKARA Nigeria’s lower chamber of parliament has decided to probe the legality of Chinese nationals and their businesses based in the country, amid reports of alleged maltreatment of Nigerian citizens...

Botswana to re-open wildlife national park

ANKARA  Botswana announced Tuesday that the Gaborone Game Reserve will be re-opened to the public as of June 8 following infrastructure maintenance.  “GABORONE GAME RESERVE OPENS. The Department of Wildlife and...

Russia calls for ceasefire in Libya

Russia considers a ceasefire in Libya a basic condition for the start of a political dialogue, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Lavrov...

UAE desperate to recruit more mercenaries for Haftar

ANKARA An Emirati delegation arrived in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Friday to discuss possible assistance to Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar amid reports of diminishing number of fighters on his rank.   London-based...

Libyan army neutralizes 10 members of Haftar militia

TRIPOLI At least 10 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia were neutralized Sunday in shelling by the Libyan army. The army destroyed four observation posts on the Mashru front in southern...

US envoy, Libyan mayor discuss latest situation

TRIPOLI, Libya US ambassador to Libya held a phone call with the mayor of Zintan, a city located 170 kilometers southwest of Libya’s capital Tripoli, to discuss latest situation in...

Boko Haram gunmen kill 12 Niger soldiers

DAKAR  Gunmen from the Boko Haram terrorist organization killed 12 soldiers Wednesday in a pre-dawn raid on a military base in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, local media reported. According to the...

Al-Shabaab militants attack joint Kenya-US base

NAIROBI, Kenya Somalia-based al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants on Sunday attacked a U.S.-Kenya military base located in the coastal town of Lamu, the Kenyan military confirmed. Kenyan defense forces announced it had successfully...

12 killed in attack on DR Congo army base

KIGALI, Rwanda At least 12 people were killed including four government soldiers in a weekend attack by militia fighters on an army base in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the...

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Coronavirus cases in Africa surpass 180,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  The total number of coronavirus cases in Africa climbed to 183,474, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Sunday,...

Russia confirms another 8,500+ daily COVID-19 cases

MOSCOW  The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia reached 467,673 on Sunday, as 8,984 new cases were registered over the last 24 hours. According to...

OPEC extending oil cuts positive, but risks undersupply

ANKARA OPEC and its allies agreeing to extend oil production cuts by a further one month is positive for the market and prices, but it...

COVID-19: Turkey delivers medical aid to Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh  Turkey’s state-run aid agency on Sunday delivered medical supplies to Bangladesh in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “TIKA provided one thousand N95...

Brazil, Mexico report more COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA  As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage Latin America, the death toll in Brazil exceeded 36,000 and passed 13,500 in Mexico on Sunday. In Brazil,...

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