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Congo names third American in a foiled coup plot as mourners gather in Utah to remember plot leader

May. 21, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

Congo's army spokesman on Tuesday released the name of the third American involved a foiled coup plot in Kinshasa, while family members in Utah gathered to mourn Christian Malanga, the eccentric leader of the brazen and ill-fated attack targeting the presidential palace over the weekend. ...

The alleged leaders of a suspected German far-right coup plot have gone on trial

May. 21, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The alleged leaders of a suspected far-right plot to topple Germany's government went on trial on Tuesday, opening the most prominent proceedings in a case that shocked the country in late 2022. Nine defendants faced judges at a special warehouse-like...

Americans in alleged Congo coup plot formed an unlikely band

May. 20, 2024 21:30 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Three Americans involved in a brazen weekend attack on Congo's presidential palace formed an unlikely band under the leadership of eccentric opposition figure Christian Malanga, who dabbled in gold mining and used cars before persuading his Utah-born son to join in the...

US troops, equipment will depart from Niger by mid-September, the Pentagon says

May. 19, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops ordered out of Niger by the West African country's ruling junta will complete their withdrawal by the middle of September, the Pentagon and Nigerien defense officials said Sunday. The timeline was the product of four days of talks between the...

Congolese army says it has foiled a coup attempt. Self-exiled opposition figure threatens president

May. 19, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army said it foiled a coup attempt early Sunday and arrested the perpetrators, including several foreigners, following attacks on the presidential palace and the residence of a close ally of Congo's president that left three people dead in the capital, Kinshasa. ...

Congolese army says shootout in Kinshasa is a failed coup, perpetrators arrested

May. 19, 2024 05:46 AM EDT
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese army says shootout in Kinshasa is a failed coup, perpetrators arrested.

It was once a center of Islamic learning. Now Mali's historic city of Djenné mourns lack of visitors

May. 18, 2024 03:49 AM EDT

DJENNE, Mali (AP) — Kola Bah used to earn a living as a tour guide in Mali's historic city of Djenné, once a center of Islamic learning known for the sprawling mud-brick mosque that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage in Danger list since 2016. The Grand Mosque of Djenné —...

Turkey's Erdogan pardons elderly generals imprisoned over 1997 'postmodern coup'

May. 17, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pardoned seven former top military officers who were sentenced to life terms in prison over the ouster of an Islamic-led government in 1997. The former generals, who are in their late 70s and 80s, were pardoned...

Today in History: May 17, Brown v Board of Education ruling strikes down legal segregation

May. 17, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 17, the 138th day of 2024. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision which...

Thousands replaster Mali's Great Mosque of Djenne, which is threatened by conflict

May. 13, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

DJENNE, Mali (AP) — Thousands of Malians carrying buckets and jugs of mud joined the annual replastering of the world's largest mud-brick building this weekend, a key ritual that maintains the integrity of the Great Mosque of Djenne in the center of the country. The building has...