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Volcano erupts near Congolese city of Goma; residents flee

May. 22, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in nearly two decades Saturday, turning the night sky a fiery red and sending lava onto a major highway as panicked residents tried to flee Goma, a city of nearly 2 million. There was no immediate...

Leaders agree in Paris on helping African economies revive

May. 18, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — More than 20 African heads of state and top officials from European governments, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund agreed Tuesday to seek an additional $100 billion for reviving Africa's economies crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Congo leader visits Sudan, Egypt for talks on Nile dispute

May. 08, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Congo’s president, the current head of the African Union, met Saturday with Egyptian and Sudanese officials amid international and regional efforts to relaunch negotiations over Ethiopia’s disputed dam on the Nile River’s main tributary. President...

Thousands demonstrate in Chad against military transition

Apr. 27, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Thousands protested and two people were killed in Chad Tuesday in demonstrations against the rule of a transitional military council headed by the son of the late President Idriss Deby Itno, who died last week. Those killed in violence...

Chad holds funeral for late president amid rebel threat

Apr. 23, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s slain President Idriss Deby Itno is being buried Friday near his hometown after a state funeral in the capital, N’Djamena. The country faces an uncertain future. Both opposition leaders and the rebels accused of...

Egypt, Sudan say no progress in talks over Ethiopia's dam

Apr. 06, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to make progress in the latest round of African Union-led talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile River. Foreign and irrigation ministers of the three...

5 die in stampede to view body of Tanzania's Magufuli

Mar. 22, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five people, including four children, died in a suspected stampede during a public viewing of the body of former Tanzanian President John Magufuli over the weekend, as regional leaders joined Tanzanians to pay their last respects to the controversial leader. ...