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Bolivia's beleaguered president announces natural gas discovery, promising a boon for the country

Jul. 15, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's embattled president on Monday announced the discovery of vast natural gas reserves, describing it as the biggest find in nearly two decades that could help the cash-strapped country reverse its falling production. President Luis Arce called the...

Azerbaijan reopens its embassy in Iran as the countries try to ease tensions

Jul. 15, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran resumed its work Monday after more than a year of negotiations between the two countries to ease tensions, media reports said. An official at the embassy told The Associated Press that it had resumed operations but the formal...

Macy's ends takeover talks with Arkhouse and Brigade over lack of financing certainty, will focus on its own strategy

Jul. 15, 2024 08:51 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's ends takeover talks with Arkhouse and Brigade over lack of financing certainty, will focus on its own strategy.

Terrorism and organized crime rampant in Sahel and spilling into West Africa coastal states, UN says

Jul. 12, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorism and organized crime by violent extremist groups linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State are a “pervasive threat” in Africa's volatile Sahel region and are spilling over to West Africa's coastal countries, the top U.N. envoy for the area warned Friday. ...

Myanmar's ethnic rebels say they captured an airport in a new setback for the military government

Jul. 08, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic minority groups battling the military government said it captured an airport serving the country’s top world-class beach resort, marking the first time resistance forces have seized such a facility. Residents of the area in...

Senegal’s leader wasn't born when ECOWAS was founded. He's asked to reunite the bloc split by coups

Jul. 08, 2024 08:41 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Senegal’s President Basirou Diomaye Faye, Africa's youngest, is suddenly faced with a huge challenge of reuniting a weakened regional bloc that is older than him. The 44-year-old Faye was tasked on Sunday with getting the military junta-ruled Mali, Niger and...

A weakened West Africa bloc asks Senegalese leader to try to convince breakaway states to return

Jul. 07, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa’s divided regional bloc Sunday asked Senegal’s President Basirou Diomaye Faye to have a dialogue with the three military junta-led member states to try to reunite the region whose stability has been under threat following their decision to leave the group in...

Military leaders of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso rule out returning to the ECOWAS regional bloc

Jul. 06, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Military junta leaders of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso on Saturday ruled out returning their nations to the West Africa regional bloc whose division could further jeopardize efforts to undo coups and curb violence spreading across the region. The leaders of...

US says troops are leaving Niger bases this weekend and in August after coup

Jul. 05, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will remove all its forces and equipment from a small base in Niger this weekend and fewer than 500 remaining troops will leave a critical drone base in the West African country in August, ahead of a Sept. 15 deadline set in an agreement with the new ruling junta, the...

Mali's army and Russian mercenaries accused of killing dozens of civilians in Kidal region

Jul. 05, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's army and Russian mercenaries killed dozens of civilians during a military operation last month in northern Mali, civil organization and community members alleged Friday, amid a surge in violence after the ruling junta broke off a peace agreement with rebel groups. ...