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Egypt leader in 1st South Sudan visit talks Nile, stabilityIn the first visit by an Egyptian president to South Sudan, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he and President Salva Kiir discussed regional security and the usage of Nile waters, but he didn’t mention the country currently at the heart of either issue, Ethiopia
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Ethiopia's army chief of staff says the military has control of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, Mekele.Ethiopia's army chief of staff says the military has control of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, Mekele.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Filippo Grandi, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, visits Umm Rakouba refugee camp sheltering people who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopia says its military now controls the Tigray capitalEthiopia’s army says the military has gained "full control” of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declares that the taking of Mekele marks the “completion” of the military offensive that started nearly four weeks ago
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Ethiopia’s military offensive begins in capital of defiant Tigray regionEthiopia’s military offensive begins in capital of defiant Tigray region
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Bombing at ice cream shop in Somali capital kills at least 7A local official says a suicide bombing at an ice cream shop in Somalia’s capital has killed at least seven people, and the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility
The Associated Press1 day ago
Children practice security drills at school in the village of Dori, Burkina Faso, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. Children returning to school in Burkina Faso's volatile Sahel region, have to practice safety drills to prepare for potential jihadist attacks that have ravaged the West African nation, killing more than 2,000 people this year. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more than COVID-19Children returning to school in Burkina Faso’s volatile Sahel region have to practice safety drills to prepare for potential jihadist attacks that have ravaged the West African nation, killing more than 2,000 people this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tigray people who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, gather near their shelters at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopian PM rejects Tigray conflict talks in AU meetingEthiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region, but said he was willing to speak to representatives “operating legally” there
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore addresses supporters in Ouagadougou after learning he will serve another five years as Burkina Faso's president, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission Thursday Nov 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia)
Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore re-electedRoch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s president, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, recently filled graves are seen in the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg, South Africa. The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as health officials warn of infections starting to creep up again into a second surge. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay/File)
Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021Africa's top public health official says vaccinations against COVID-19 on the continent might not start until the second quarter of next year
The Associated Press2 days ago
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 1-186th Infantry Battalion, Task Force Guardian, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, provide security for a 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) C-130J Super Hercules during loading and unloading operations at an unidentified location in Somalia Friday, July 10, 2020. No country has been involved in Somalia's future as much as the United States but now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the nation at what some experts call the worst possible time. (Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa via AP)
'Why now?' Dismay as US considers troop pullout from SomaliaNo country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopian prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the Tigray capital, tells residents to 'stay indoors'Ethiopian prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the Tigray capital, tells residents to 'stay indoors'
The Associated Press2 days ago
An Ethiopian streams a video of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaking, at an internet cafe in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capitalEthiopia’s prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warns the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm
The Associated Press2 days ago
The UN says shortages are now 'very critical' in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, and 1 million people are displacedThe UN says shortages are now 'very critical' in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, and 1 million people are displaced
The Associated Press2 days ago
This satellite image taken Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 and released by Maxar Technologies, shows Ethiopian refugees gathered at a transit center in the border town of Hamdayet, in eastern Sudan. Ethiopia's prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as "unwelcome," saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
Ethiopian leader rejects international 'interference' in warEthiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the country’s Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out
The Associated Press3 days ago
Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja dies at age 82Niger’s government says former President Mamadou Tandja has died
The Associated Press3 days ago
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