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Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

Aug. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement Saturday at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations. The historic deal paves the way for a transition to a civilian-led government after the military overthrow of...

Ethiopia's PM warns of a longer internet cutoff amid unrest

Aug. 1, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister says that if deadly unrest in the country continues with online incitement, internet in the country could be cut off "forever." Abiy Ahmed's press conference on Thursday came after the assassination of the East African nation's army chief and a...

Ethiopia plants more than 200 million trees in 1 day

Jul. 29, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians planted more than 200 million trees on Monday, which officials stated will be a world record. The ambitious initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed aims to help restore the country's landscape which experts say is fast being eroded by deforestation and climate...