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US threatens sanctions on Sudanese blocking democracy return

May. 24, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday urged rapid progress from military to civilian rule in Sudan and threatened sanctions on anyone impeding or blocking the transition to democracy. Richard Mills, deputy U.S. ambassador at the United Nations, said Washington supports...

Popular independent wins Bangkok governor's election

May. 23, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Residents of the Thai capital Bangkok, in their first opportunity in nine years to vote for their city’s governor, have elected an independent politician seen as representing opponents of the country’s military-backed government, results released Monday showed. ...

Bangkok votes for governor in 1st election since 2014 coup

May. 22, 2022 05:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Voters in the Thai capital headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a contest delayed by a military coup that still reflects a divided country with main candidates either supported by the conservative establishment or the liberal opposition. A record 31...

Mali arrests suspects after announcing foiled coup attempt

May. 17, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities have arrested suspects after an announcement by the ruling junta that it had foiled a coup attempt supported by an unnamed Western government. Security forces thwarted the countercoup against two-time coup leader Col. Assimi Goita, according...

Mali government says it has thwarted countercoup attempt

May. 16, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Malian government headed by a two-time coup leader announced late Monday that security forces had thwarted a countercoup attempt that it said was supported by an unnamed Western government. The announcement was the latest turmoil to unfold in Mali, where...

Sudan frees ex-officials in effort to end political impasse

Apr. 27, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities released two outspoken former government officials from jail, lawyers said Wednesday, part of trust-building measures amid efforts to end the country’s political impasse. Sudan has been plunged into turmoil since an October military coup upended...

Turkish court gives philanthropist Kavala life in prison

Apr. 25, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday sentenced prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala to life in prison without parole, finding him guilty of attempting to overthrow the government with mass protests in 2013. Western governments and rights groups...

Sudan group says renewed tribal clashes kill 168 in Darfur

Apr. 24, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region Sunday killed 168 people, a local aid group said, one of the deadliest bouts of violence in the country in recent years. The fighting in West Darfur province comes as Sudan has been...

Sudanese take to the streets in anti-coup protests; 1 killed

Apr. 06, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese marched in the capital of Khartoum and other cities Wednesday in new protests against an October military coup that plunged the African country into political turmoil and aggravated its economic woes. Security forces shot dead at least one person...

Sudanese go hungry as prices spiral upward in wake of coup

Apr. 05, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Each day brings new financial burdens for Ikhlas Zakaria, a single mother of six who sells cups of tea at a roadside stand in a provincial town in Sudan. Prices for basic goods have skyrocketed, and at times she can only provide one meal a day for her children. The...