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China's 1st Horn of Africa envoy offers to mediate in region

Jun. 20, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s first special envoy to the Horn of Africa on Monday offered to mediate in disputes in the region as Beijing seeks to strengthen its influence and protect its investments from conflict. “I myself am ready to provide mediation efforts for the...

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Jun. 18, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world" and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine...

UN agency: Third of Sudan's population faces hunger crisis

Jun. 16, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A third of Sudan' population is currently facing a food crisis due to the compounded impact of climate shocks, political turmoil and rising global food prices, the U.N. food agency said Thursday. A joint report by the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture...

UN says latest bout of tribal violence in Sudan killed 145

Jun. 14, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes in Sudan killed at least 145 people and injured over 180 others this month, the United Nations said Tuesday, the latest tribal violence to rock the war-wrecked east African nation. The violence in West Darfur and South Kordofan provinces, some of the deadliest...

UN, elder: Week of tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill 100

Jun. 13, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes over the past week in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur have killed around 100 people, the U.N. refugee agency and a tribal elder said Monday, the latest surge in violence in the restive region. Toby Harward, a coordinator with the UNHCR, said the fighting...

Ethiopia says willing to resume dam talks with Egypt, Sudan

Jun. 10, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian official says his country is interested in resuming talks with Egypt and Sudan on a huge and controversial Blue Nile dam that will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric power plant. The comment by Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia’s former negotiator...

Sudan anti-coup group sits with generals for the first time

Jun. 10, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's leading pro-democracy group has met with the country's generals for the first time since last year's military coup, the U.S. Embassy said Friday, in what could signal a breakthrough in attempts to bring the East African nation back on track toward a democratic transition. ...

Talks to end Sudan crisis begin as anti-coup groups boycott

Jun. 08, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Talks aiming at ending Sudan’s ongoing political deadlock began Wednesday, the United Nations said, although the country's main pro-democracy alliance is boycotting them over a continued police crackdown on those protesting last October's military coup. The joint...

UN official decries continued crackdown on Sudan protesters

Jun. 04, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A U.N. human rights official Saturday condemned the continued crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Sudan, which has been roiling since a military coup over six months ago. Adama Dieng, the United Nations expert on human rights in Sudan, urged military authorities...

Sudan's top general lifts state of emergency from coup

May. 29, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leading general lifted a state of emergency Sunday that was imposed in the country following the October coup he led. The decision by Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, came hours after the Security and Defense Council,...