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Assistant found guilty of dismembering former boss with a saw to keep him from discovering theft

Jun. 24, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A personal assistant was convicted Monday of killing and dismembering his former boss after stealing an estimated $400,000 from him, Manhattan's district attorney said. A jury found Tyrese Haspil, 25, guilty in the 2020 death of Fahim Saleh, 33, whose beheaded,...

US struggles with shaky relations and troop cuts in African nations as military leaders meet

Jun. 24, 2024 03:38 AM EDT

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The forced U.S. troop withdrawals from bases in Niger and Chad and the potential to shift some troops to other nations in West Africa will be key issues as the top U.S. military officer meets with his counterparts this week at a chiefs of defense conference. ...

More African nations focus on HPV vaccination against cervical cancer, but hesitancy remains

Jun. 24, 2024 00:44 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Yunusa Bawa spends a lot of time talking about the vaccine for the human papillomavirus that is responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer. But on most days, only two or three people allow their daughters to be vaccinated in the rural part of Nigeria where he works....

It was meant to be a Christian utopia. Now this Nigerian community is helpless against rising seas

Jun. 23, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

AYETORO, Nigeria (AP) — The coastal Nigerian community of Ayetoro was founded decades ago and nicknamed “Happy City,” meant to be a Christian utopia that would be sinless and classless. But now its remaining residents can do little against the rising sea. Buildings have sunk...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 21, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

June 13–19, 2024 Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha in Istanbul, Turkey, French President Emmanuel Macron paid homage to World War II resistance fighters, and a group of Kurdish migrants failed in their attempt to reach the United Kingdom. This gallery highlights some of...

A cruise ship rescues 68 migrants and finds 5 bodies in a boat adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

Jun. 20, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A cruise ship rescued 68 migrants and found five bodies in a traditional fishing boat that was drifting off the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, Spain's maritime rescue agency said Thursday. It said an oil tanker traveling from northwestern Spain to Brazil...

Macron and African leaders push for vaccines for Africa after COVID-19 exposed inequalities

Jun. 20, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron joined several African leaders on Thursday to kick off a planned $1 billion project to accelerate the rollout of vaccines in Africa, after the coronavirus pandemic exposed gaping inequalities in access to them. The launch of the African...

Jihadis from Africa’s Sahel have crossed into Nigeria’s north, a new report says. A lot is at stake

Jun. 19, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Jihadi fighters who had long operated in Africa’s volatile Sahel region have settled in northwestern Nigeria after crossing from neighboring Benin, a report said Wednesday, the latest trend in the militants' movements to wealthier West African coastal nations. ...

Ramaphosa is sworn in for a second term as South Africa's president with help from coalition parties

Jun. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in for a second term as South Africa's president on Wednesday in a ceremony in the administrative capital, Pretoria, after his reelection with the help from a coalition of parties, a first in the country's 30-year rule. Ramaphosa is...

Nigeria bets on a new $2.25B World Bank loan to support reforms that have resulted in hardship

Jun. 14, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The World Bank has approved a $2.25 billion loan for Nigeria to shore up revenue and support economic reforms that have contributed to the worst cost-of-living crisis in many years for Africa’s most populous country. The bank said in a statement late...