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Germany’s Merkel urges more investment in African nations

Nov. 19, 2019 7:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged more investment in African countries to improve their living standards and help prevent migrants from coming to Europe as part of the Compact with Africa initiated through the G20. Meeting with several African leaders and international partner...

Group: Egypt targets relatives of dissidents living abroad

Nov. 19, 2019 4:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested, raided houses and imposed travel bans against dozens of relatives of dissidents who live abroad, apparently in reprisal for their activism. Human Rights Watch says Tuesday it has since 2016 documented 28 cases which include...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital Monday killing at least seven workers, including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said, in what the U.N. envoy to Libya said could be a war crime. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April...

UN envoy: Libya peace possible if outside interference ends

Nov. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An agreement between Libya’s warring parties to end their conflict is possible, but only if all Libyans reject outside interference, the U.N. envoy for the oil-rich North African nation said Monday. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council that preparations for an international...

US: Egypt could face sanctions over Russia warplanes

Nov. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. official warned Egypt on Monday that if it purchases Russian fighter jets it risks American sanctions. R. Clarke Cooper, the State Department’s assistant secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, made the comment to journalists on the sidelines of the biennial...

Libyan officials: Airstrike kills 7 workers in Tripoli

Nov. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on Monday killing at least seven workers including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army,...

Libya’s health ministry says an airstrike hit a biscuit factory in Tripoli, killing 7 workers including 5 foreigners

Nov. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s health ministry says an airstrike hit a biscuit factory in Tripoli, killing 7 workers including 5 foreigners.

Group: Sudan crackdown may amount to crime against humanity

Nov. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The deadly crackdown by Sudanese security forces against pro-democracy demonstrators last June may have amounted to a crime against humanity, a leading human rights group said Monday. In a 59-page report, Human Rights Watch urged Sudan’s new transitional government to carry out...

Algeria kicks off presidential campaign, 5 candidates to run

Nov. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the country’s longtime leader, who was pushed out in April amid sustained protests. Two former prime ministers, Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune, are among those...

Egypt officials: 3 security forces killed in Sinai blast

Nov. 17, 2019 11:31 AM EST

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A roadside bomb killed at least three members of Egypt’s security forces in the restive northern Sinai province, security and medical officials said Sunday. The explosion hit the forces’ armored vehicle in the town of Sheikh Zuweid. Four other security force members...