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Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan will resume talks on disputed dam

May. 22, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three African countries have signaled their readiness to resume negotiations on a controversial dam that will be the continent's largest. The move by Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan came after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Thursday his country is ready to return to talks. ...

Sudan pushes Ethiopia to resume stalled talks over Nile dam

May. 12, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan is pushing Ethiopia to resume stalled U.S.-brokered negotiations over its disputed $4.6 billion dam on the Nile that officials say will start filling in July. In a letter to his Ethiopian counterpart Tuesday, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok stressed the need to reach agreement...

This undated handout image provided by the family of El-Sayed, shows Ghaliya Abdel-Wahab, who died from COVID-19 on April 6, 2020, poses for a photograph with her grandson, in the Shubra el-Kheima neighborhood, Qalyoubiya governorate, Egypt. The novel coronavirus struck her family with horrific speed, infecting 45 of her relatives. (El-Sayed family via AP)

Lives Lost: Generous Egyptian grandma was family 'jewel'

May. 6, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

BAHTIM, Egypt (AP) — Gold and silver streamers fluttered in the breeze, hung from house to house down the alley, a festive sign of the holy month of Ramadan. Usually, Ghaliya Abdel-Wahab would be giving out food to her neighbors for the holiday — big platters of stuffed cabbage leaves or cakes or...

In this April 28, 2020 photo, 26-year-old lion tamer Ashraf el-Helw sits next to his 5-year-old female African lion 'Joumana,' after preforming a show, part of a coronavirus stay home and stay safe call to encourage people to stay home, inside his family apartment, in Cairo, Egypt. With the national circus closed due to the pandemic el-Helw has his big cats performing tricks at his Cairo apartment and posts performance videos on social media. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt’s dynasty of big cat trainers takes the show home

May. 1, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At his Cairo apartment, located just off a busy road along the Nile River, Ashraf el-Helw, a third-generation Egyptian lion trainer, prepares for a show with his big cats. Instead of a circus ring, his living room is his stage. He has already posted one online video of the lions performing...

A man in Hyderabad, India watches on his mobile phone Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation in a televised speech about COVID-19 situation, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Modi has extended the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown hoping to head off the epidemic's peak as officials race to make up for lost time. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)

The Latest: India PM extends lockdown two weeks to May 3

Apr. 14, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India PM extends lockdown to May 3, with some easing...