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‘He’s close to us’: Wheelchair users in Africa await pope

Jan. 28, 2023 08:32 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — When Pope Francis arrives in Congo and South Sudan next week, thousands of people will take special note of a gesture more grounded than the sign of the cross. Watching from their wheelchairs, they will relate to the way he uses his. The pope, who began using a...

Guinea worm eradication effort enters ‘most difficult’ phase

Jan. 24, 2023 19:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Carter Center said Tuesday that only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year. After decades of progress, the eradication program’s director cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disease will be...

Governor declares emergency in Sudan province after 4 killed

Jan. 23, 2023 13:58 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Armed men opened fire on a bus station in southern Sudan on Monday, officials said, killing at least four people and prompting authorities to declare a monthlong state of emergency. Officials in South Kordofan province said the attack in the provincial capital of...

South Sudan union says journalists detained over viral video

Jan. 06, 2023 11:46 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A journalists' union in South Sudan asserted Friday that six staffers with the national broadcaster are detained in connection with footage apparently showing the country’s president urinating on himself during an event. The South Sudan Broadcasting...

At least 57 killed, many hurt in South Sudan ethnic violence

Dec. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 57 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured during recent ethnic violence in South Sudan’s eastern Jonglei region, a local official said Wednesday. Armed groups of youths from the Nuer tribe attacked members of the Murle ethnic...

Kenya ships food donation to South Sudan amid fighting

Dec. 24, 2022 11:25 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s President William Ruto has expressed concern over the fighting in neighboring South Sudan and airlifted a donation of food stuffs to those affected. South Sudan’s northern Upper Nile and Jonglei states are experiencing renewed fighting between...

South Sudan police say 5 killed in confrontation near bank

Dec. 17, 2022 00:44 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Police say at least five people were killed in a gun battle with security forces outside South Sudan's central bank in the capital, Juba. Spokesman Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin late Friday denied reports of a robbery attempt at the bank. He said the armed people...

UN envoy: South Sudan leaders must halt violence, spur vote

Dec. 13, 2022 19:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for South Sudan urged the country’s leaders on Tuesday to intervene to halt clashes and sexual violence and urged that a two-year delay in holding elections not be used as “a holiday break.” Nicholas Haysom told the U.N. Security...

Bodies of 27 migrants found in Chad desert, says UN group

Dec. 13, 2022 12:43 PM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The bodies of 27 migrants including four children have been found in the Chadian desert, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday, adding that it is “shocked and saddened” by the discovery. The migrants left in a pick-up truck nearly a...

'Our pride': Morocco keeps Africa's hope alive in World Cup

Dec. 09, 2022 13:05 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — For many in Africa, Morocco's underdog performance is the best story in the World Cup so far, with the hopes of the continent soaring ahead of the match on Saturday against Portugal. Across the continent of more than 1.3 billion people, African fans are...