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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...

South Africa: Black leaders quitting main opposition

JOHANNESBURG A spate of resignations of black leaders in the South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), has brought back debate on racism and apartheid in the country. The leaders,...

Botswana’s ruling party BDP wins general election

JOHANNESBURG  Mokgweetsi Masisi, 58, has been declared president-elect after his ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secured 29 national assembly seats, representing 51% of the vote. Botswana’s Chief Justice Terence Rannowane, who...

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Goodfellas, Field of Dreams star Ray Liotta dead at 67

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Paris to beef up security, set up special fan zones for Champions League final

PARIS Paris will beef up security and set up special fan zones to welcome thousands of football fans at the UEFA Champions League final...

Russian president expresses readiness to help overcoming global food crisis

MOSCOW The Russian president on Thursday said his country is ready to help overcome the global food security crisis if Western sanctions imposed due...

Turkiye can be model for 'green industrialization,' says expert at UN panel

ISTANBUL Turkiye can serve as a model for other developing nations in "green industrialization," while itself focusing on efficiency and cooperation with other countries, experts...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Sweden, Finland’s NATO bids

ANKARA The Turkish and French presidents on Thursday discussed Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO, Turkiye’s Communication Directorate said. Sweden and Finland's contacts with...