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Egypt’s leader meets with Sudan’s military ruler in Cairo

Sep. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt on Saturday met with Sudan’s leader in Cairo for talks that focused on ties between the two neighbors, officials said. El-Sissi welcomed Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, at the Cairo...

Interview: Sudan's ruling general won't run in elections

Sep. 23, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military general, who mounted a coup nearly a year ago, said he will not run in future elections for a civilian-led government but offered no timeline on when a vote might happen in order for him to relinquish power. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan spoke...

Uganda confirms 7 Ebola cases, races to halt outbreak

Sep. 22, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda confirmed seven Ebola infections Thursday as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients two days after authorities in the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease. A total of eight deaths, including...

Sudan detects 5 more cases of monkeypox amid concerns

Sep. 20, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Tuesday announced five more cases of the monkeypox virus, bringing the tally up to seven patients. The Health Ministry said in a statement the new cases were detected in the capital of Khartoum and the provinces of West Darfur, North Darfur, and Kassala. The...

Sudan's summer flooding continues, raising death toll to 134

Sep. 15, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Flooding across Sudan has killed at least 20 people over the past week, Sudanese officials announced Thursday, raising the official death-toll from the floods since the rainy season began in May to 134. The office of Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, the leader of...

Today in History: September 14, Star Spangled Banner written

Sep. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2022. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an...

Sudan says tribal clashes in southeast displace thousands

Sep. 08, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that erupted this month in Sudan's southeastern Blue Nile province have displaced thousands so far, the state-run news agency reported on Thursday. According to the SUNA news agency, a total of 21,189 people fled to the north, seeking safety in the...

Video of child refugee in Libya sheds light on rampant abuse

Sep. 07, 2022 04:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Cowering in a bare corner, the 15-year-old boy begs for mercy and holds up his arms, trying to fend off the rifle pointed at his face. “Where is the money? Where is the money?” the holder of the rifle barks, over and over. The unseen man pulls the trigger....

UN: Tribal clashes in Sudan kill 380 in Jan.-Aug. period

Sep. 06, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Around 380 people were killed in tribal clashes in Sudan between January and August, most of them in the conflict-wracked Darfur region, the U.N. said Tuesday. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, said more than 430 people were injured...

Sudan official: Death toll from seasonal floods reaches 112

Sep. 05, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Flash floods in Sudan have killed 12 more people died over the past week, a Sudanese official said Monday, bringing the death toll since the start of the rainy season in May to 112. Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim, spokesman for Sudan’s National Council for Civil...