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C. African Republic PM resigns in latest blow to government

Jun. 10, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's Prime Minister Firmin Ngrebada resigned Thursday, in the latest sign of fragility within the government already under threat from a coalition of armed groups opposed to the president. The development...

Biden embraces a Trump policy in backing Arab-Israeli deals

Jun. 10, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed push to encourage more Arab countries to sign accords with Israel and working to strengthen existing deals after last month's devastating war in the Gaza Strip interrupted those diplomatic efforts. The...

ICC prosecutor urges Sudan to hand over Darfur suspects

Jun. 09, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fatou Bensouda briefed the U.N. Security Council for the last time as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, lamenting that the tribunal has not yet brought justice to victims of atrocities in Sudan’s western Darfur region. But she said a...

Biden embraces a Trump policy in backing Arab-Israeli deals

Jun. 09, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed push to encourage more Arab countries to sign accords with Israel and working to strengthen existing deals after last month's devastating war in the Gaza Strip interrupted those diplomatic efforts. The...

Sudan, Egypt renew calls for int'l role in Ethiopia dispute

Jun. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan and Egypt renewed calls Wednesday for the international community to help in resolving their decade-long dispute with Ethiopia over a giant dam that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile, the main tributary of the Nile River. Egyptian foreign and...

Billionaire philanthropist: vaccine hoarding hurts Africa

Jun. 09, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim is sharply criticizing the hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines by wealthy nations, urging the international community to “walk the talk" of equitable distribution as Africa desperately lags behind. Ibrahim, a...

Report: Tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill at least 36

Jun. 07, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes erupted over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region, killing at least 36 people, the state-run news agency reported. The clashes broke out in South Darfur province between the Arab Taaisha and the non-Arab...

UN calls on Sudan to move more swiftly on peace agreement

Jun. 03, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged Sudan’s government to swiftly form a Transitional Legislative Council and implement security measures and other provisions in October’s peace agreement. It said that is needed so the Sudanese people...

Sudanese demand justice for those slain in 2019 crackdown

Jun. 03, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Protesters took to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere across the country amid tight security on Thursday, demanding justice for the victims of a 2019 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. The marches commemorate the second anniversary of the...

Sudan general: Military to review navy base deal with Russia

Jun. 02, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A top Sudanese military official said the government will review an agreement with Russia to establish a navy base in the African country. The remarks about the deal, which dates back to the government of now-deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and...