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Senegal signs peace accord with separatist rebels

Aug. 05, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's government has signed a peace agreement with separatist rebels from the southern Casamance region that aims to end more than four decades of conflict. Senegal President Macky Sall announced the agreement, which was signed Thursday in Guinea Bissau...

Senegal’s ruling coalition loses absolute majority

Aug. 04, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s ruling coalition party has lost an absolute majority in the national assembly, according to official provisional results released Thursday by the electoral commission. President Macky Sall’s Benno Bokk Yaakar party, won 82 of the 165 deputy...

Senegal's ruling coalition claims win but opposition rejects

Aug. 01, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s ruling coalition says it has won 30 of 46 departments in Sunday’s legislative election, giving it a majority over the opposition. The head of the ruling coalition and former Prime Minister Aminata Toure claimed the victory late Sunday. ...

Senegal's legislative election tests ruling party influence

Jul. 31, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Voters in Senegal turned out Sunday for a legislative election, a vital test for opposition parties who are trying to minimize the ruling party’s influence before the 2024 presidential election amid worries that President Macky Sall may seek a third term. ...

Live updates | Erdogan adamant on Sweden, Finland NATO bids

Jun. 27, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: ___ Turkey’s president...

Africa 'taken hostage' by Russia's invasion, Zelenskyy says

Jun. 21, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — “Africa is actually taken hostage” in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine amid catastrophically rising food prices, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the African Union continental body during a closed-door address on Monday. It took weeks of requests...

EU: Blame Russia, not sanctions, for global food crisis

Jun. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said on Monday he has written to all African foreign ministers to explain that the bloc's sanctions on Russia are not responsible for the looming global food crisis, and pledged to work out ways for exports of food and fertilizers to reach their...

Fighting rages in two key eastern Ukrainian cities

Jun. 03, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Block-by-block fighting raged Friday in two key eastern Ukrainian cities Friday, the 100th day of Russia's war, slowly grinding them to rubble. Luhansk Gov. Serhiy Haidai said fierce battles continued in Sievierodonetsk, where about 13,000 remaining...

Live updates | Biden explains providing Ukraine with rockets

May. 31, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said in a guest essay Tuesday evening in The New York Times that he’s decided to provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield. The expectation...

War in Ukraine adds to food price hikes, hunger in Africa

May. 30, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — It now costs Ayan Hassan Abdirahman twice as much as it did just a few months ago to buy the wheat flour she uses to make breakfast each day for her 11 children in Somalia's capital. Nearly all the wheat sold in Somalia comes from Ukraine and Russia,...