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UN encourages new negotiations in dispute over Ethiopian dam

Sep. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River. A brief...

Guinea junta under pressure amid suspensions, mediations

Sep. 10, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — International pressure mounted Friday on the junta that seized power in Guinea after the African Union suspended the country and as a delegation of West African officials came to urge a return to democratic rule. The African Union has suspended...

Vaccines made in South Africa to stay in Africa, says envoy

Sep. 02, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Vaccine doses produced by a plant in South Africa will no longer be exported to Europe following the intervention of South Africa’s government, the African Union's COVID-19 vaccine envoy said Thursday. South African drug manufacturer Aspen...

UN says closing Darfur peacekeeping operation has hiccups

Jul. 27, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. logistics chief said Tuesday that closing down the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s western Darfur region is proceeding on schedule, though with some hiccups. Undersecretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare...

US to send first vaccine doses to Africa in coming days

Jul. 16, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing 25 million doses this summer across the continent in partnership with the African Union. The first donated doses will be...

Egypt, Sudan urge UN action on Nile dam, Ethiopia says 'no'

Jul. 09, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Sudan have urged the U.N. Security Council to undertake “preventive diplomacy” and call for a legally binding agreement to resolve a dispute with Ethiopia over the availability of water from its dam on the Nile River, but Ethiopia insisted the matter can...

Egypt urges UN to back call for binding deal on Ethiopia dam

Jul. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister said Wednesday he will urge the U.N. Security Council to require Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to negotiate a binding agreement within six months on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the...

Africa's COVID-19 envoy blasts EU, COVAX over vaccine crisis

Jul. 01, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union special envoy tasked with leading efforts to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the continent is blasting Europe as Africa struggles amid a crushing third surge of infections, saying Thursday that “not one dose, not one vial, has left a European factory...