Latest North Africa News

Indigenous groups, activists resist Congo's oil block plan

Sep. 28, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The auctioning of oil and gas blocks in Congo has stirred resistance and concern among local Indigenous communities worried about damage to their homes and large swaths of forest, according to a report released Thursday by several environmental groups. In...

Reluctant Algeria invites rival Morocco to Arab League meet

Sep. 27, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Under apparent pressure from other Arab powers, Algeria on Tuesday invited its neighbor and rival Morocco to an Arab League summit it's hosting in Algiers in November. Algeria severed diplomatic ties with Morocco last year, citing hostile actions from its...

Sudan officials warn of disease from unidentified bodies

Sep. 27, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese medical officials warned Monday that more than 1,500 unidentified bodies piled up in several of the country’s morgues could lead to an outbreak of disease, amid accusations the government is covering up their causes of death. Among the deceased are believed...

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

Sep. 26, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian cleric who was seen as the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and became the Islamist “voice of revolution” during the popular uprisings around the Arab world more than a decade ago, died Monday at the age of 96. ...

Renewed militia clashes rock western Libya; 5 killed

Sep. 26, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Militia infighting that erupted over the weekend in western Libya and killed at least five people, including a 10-year-old girl, continued Monday, authorities said. It was the latest round of violence to rock the North African nation mired in decadelong chaos. The...

Heavy rain slams Spain's Canary Islands; 1 dead on mainland

Sep. 26, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Heavy rain caused by a tropical storm hit several regions in Spain, leaving one person dead and widespread damage, authorities and national media said Monday. A 62-year-old man was found dead in the southeastern Murcia region after a sudden downpour flooded his house...

Poverty and inflation: Egypt's economy hit by global turmoil

Sep. 25, 2022 03:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for appliances. There's a waiting list to buy a new car. Egypt, a country of more than 103 million people, is running low on foreign...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 24, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Saturday that the world needs more fossil fuel investments, a message at odds with the United Nations' own panel of scientists and researchers. ...

Egypt’s leader meets with Sudan’s military ruler in Cairo

Sep. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt on Saturday met with Sudan’s leader in Cairo for talks that focused on ties between the two neighbors, officials said. El-Sissi welcomed Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, at the Cairo...

Interview: Sudan's ruling general won't run in elections

Sep. 23, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military general, who mounted a coup nearly a year ago, said he will not run in future elections for a civilian-led government but offered no timeline on when a vote might happen in order for him to relinquish power. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan spoke...