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Sudan floods continue to tear up homes; 66 people killed

Aug. 16, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continued to tear up homes across Sudan, an official said Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 66 since the start of the rainy season. Earlier this week, authorities had said that at least 50 people were killed since the rains...

Official: Over 50 deaths from seasonal floods in Sudan

Aug. 13, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 50 people and inundated over 8,170 homes since the rainy season started, a senior police official said Saturday. Nineteen fatalities have been recorded in North Kordofan province, followed by...

Libya officials: 15 migrants found dead on border with Sudan

Aug. 13, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities said Saturday they found at least 15 migrants dead in the desert on the borders with Sudan, the latest tragedy involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe via perilous journeys through the conflict-wrecked nation. The Department for Combating...

Seasonal floods destroy over 2,500 homes in eastern Sudan

Aug. 12, 2022 06:31 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Deadly seasonal floods have collapsed more than 2,500 houses in eastern Sudan, state news has reported, leaving thousands homeless in an already impoverished region. Another 546 houses were partially destroyed by torrential rains in River Nile province, SUNA news...

Scenes of desperation as migrant ship sinks during rescue

Aug. 11, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

ABOARD THE ASTRAL (AP) — A Spanish maritime rescue group and the Italian coast guard helped pull some 40 people from the Mediterranean Sea to safety after their overcrowded wooden boat capsized during a rescue operation Thursday. An Associated Press photographer who was aboard the...

Sudan accuses Chad of cross-border attack it says killed 18

Aug. 06, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has accused neighboring Chad of a cross-border attack earlier this week that a top commander says killed at least 18 nomads in Sudan's western Darfur region. According to Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, armed Chadian assailants crossed into West Darfur...

South Sudan again delays its 1st election, until late 2024

Aug. 04, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Parties to the peace deal ending South Sudan’s devastating civil war have again delayed the country's first elections since independence by extending the transitional period by two years. The vote meant for early next year has been pushed to December 2024. ...

UN says nearly 12 million facing acute hunger in Sudan

Aug. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations painted a grim picture for Sudan’s humanitarian situation, saying Wednesday that almost a quarter of the country’s population was inching toward starvation amid a dire shortage of funding. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida

Aug. 02, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. With that offer in 1980, al-Zawahri embarked on a life that over...

Sudan detects first case of monkeypox in Darfur

Aug. 01, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has detected the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in the conflict-wrecked Darfur region. The Health Ministry said late Sunday that the 16-year-old student's case was discovered last week in West Darfur province. It did not give further...