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Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Oct. 17, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record. There was scattered applause in the General Assembly chamber when its...

Buses collide in central Sudan, killing 21

Oct. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's state-run news agency says a head-on collision between two buses has killed 21 people in a central province. SUNA reports the crash took place on Wednesday in a small town south of Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan Province. It said 29 others were injured. Local media say one bus...

Sudanese rebel group suspends peace talks after attack

Oct. 16, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese rebel group said Wednesday it suspended peace talks with the transitional government, accusing the military of attacking and detaining people in a southern area under its control, an early blow to negotiations that had just begun with high expectations in South Sudan's capital,...

Tensions high as South Sudan faces unity government deadline

Oct. 16, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's fragile peace deal is faltering less than a month before the country's president and armed opposition leader are meant to form a coalition government and begin the long recovery from a five-year civil war. Some doubt it's safe enough for opposition leader Riek Machar...

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba

Oct. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new transitional government met with rebel leaders on Monday, kicking off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars. The peace initiative was built into a power-sharing deal between Sudan's army and its pro-democracy movement. That deal was reached after the...

Sudanese rebel groups seek peace after years of fighting

Oct. 13, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new, transitional authorities have six months to make peace with the country's rebels under a power-sharing deal reached this summer between the military and the pro-democracy movement following the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. If they fail to do so, it could...

The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person in 10 days to Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed: "Well done! You made us proud." South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila,...

WHO anti-cholera vaccination campaign begins in Sudan

Oct. 11, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has launched a vaccination campaign in two southeastern provinces in Sudan to contain a cholera outbreak following flash floods that swept the country in late August. Friday's statement from the WHO says more than 1.6 million people, aged 1 year and above, will be...

Sudan ruling council appoints 2 to top judicial posts

Oct. 10, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government Thursday named two new appointees, including a woman, to the country's top judicial posts after weeks of pressure from pro-democracy activists demanding the original officeholders be sacked for alleged ties to former longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir. Neamat...

UN Security Council urges progress in South Sudan

Oct. 8, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council said Tuesday that a peace deal in South Sudan signed a year ago is "a window of opportunity" to end the civil war in the world's newest nation and achieve "sustainable peace and stability" — but it must be fully implemented. The U.N.'s most powerful...