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South Africa to extradite Mozambique's ex-finance minister

Aug. 24, 2021 04:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will extradite Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country instead of to the United States where he faces corruption and fraud charges. Chang is expected to stand trial in Mozambique on charges of being involved...

Rwandan, Mozambican forces chase rebels after retaking port

Aug. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

MOCIMBOA DA PRAIA, Mozambique (AP) — Fresh from recapturing a strategic northern Mozambican port held by Islamic extremist rebels for a year, Rwandan and Mozambican troops say they are pursuing the insurgents into the surrounding areas. After retaking Mocimboa da Praia...

Rwandan, Mozambican forces retake port from insurgents

Aug. 09, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A joint force of Mozambican and Rwandan troops has regained control of a strategic port from Islamic extremists who held the town in northern Mozambique for a year, the countries’ defense ministries have announced. The retaking of Mocimboa da Praia...

Rights group: Lebanese officials failed to protect residents

Aug. 03, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Senior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored for years at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it, an international human rights group said Tuesday. In a report on last year's massive...

Regional forces join offensive against Mozambique extremists

Jul. 30, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rwandan troops have joined Mozambican forces to launch a major offensive against Islamic rebels in northern Mozambique as more troops arrive from South Africa and other neighboring countries to battle the insurgency. Less than two weeks after landing...

Botswana sends troops to help Mozambique fight insurgency

Jul. 26, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana sent military troops to Mozambique on Monday, becoming the first country of the 16-nation Southern African Development Community to dispatch soldiers to help battle an Islamic extremist insurgency in northern Cabo Delgado province. ...

UN experts: Africa became hardest hit by terrorism this year

Jul. 23, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence, boasting gains in supporters and territory and inflicting the greatest casualties, U.N. experts...

Rwanda to send forces to battle extremists in Mozambique

Jul. 09, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rwanda on Friday said it would immediately deploy 1,000 members of its armed forces and police to northern Mozambique to help battle an Islamic extremist insurgency that has caused than 700,000 residents to flee for their lives. Rwanda's government...

LGBTQ youth of faith pray, bond at 'Beloved Arise' group

Jul. 04, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

Jessika Sessoms grew up in a conservative Black evangelical family, attended Christian schools and often heard that being gay was an abomination, until she understood that she was queer while studying to become a missionary. The 23-year-old from Florida came out publicly...

African leaders gather to pay respects to Kenneth Kaunda

Jul. 02, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — African leaders have gathered with ordinary Zambians to attend a memorial service Friday for Kenneth Kaunda, the nation's founding president and champion of African nationalism. The presidents of Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe flew into...