WATAMU, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day aft... Full Story
South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine
WATAMU, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war.
2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unions
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking.
Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.
Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes opposition
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticizing the ruling party has returned to the country after accusing some of her colleagues in the opposition of being "destructive."
South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 souther African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.
Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks.
More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people.
UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forces
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed forces.
Merkel's Algeria visit canceled because president falls ill
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An attack of severe bronchitis suffered by long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika forced his country to call off a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute on Monday.
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