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Morocco accused of blocking UN visit to Western Sahara

Jul. 05, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The pro-independence Polisario Front accused Morocco of obstructing a visit by the U.N. envoy for the disputed Western Sahara region and called on the United Nations to reveal the reasons why. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric had said Friday that the...

Algeria marks 60 years of independence with military parade

Jul. 05, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria celebrated 60 years of independence from France on Tuesday with nationwide ceremonies, a pardon of 14,000 prisoners and its first military parade in decades. Opposition figures and pro-democracy activists called the elaborate celebrations an effort...

2 Egyptian peacekeepers killed, 5 others injured in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two United Nations peacekeepers from Egypt were killed and five others seriously wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine planted by suspected jihadis in northern Mali on Tuesday, the U.N. said. The deadly attack comes just days after the renewal of the mandate...

2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt were killed, 5 wounded in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. armored vehicle hit a mine Tuesday in central Mali, killing two Egyptian peacekeepers and seriously wounding five others in another deadly incident targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency. ...

South African president to attend funeral for 21 teenagers

Jul. 05, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to attend the funeral in East London Wednesday for 21 teenagers who died in a mysterious tragedy at a tavern almost two weeks ago. A large tent has been erected for the service, which is expected to be...

Pope's envoy is joyfully welcomed by faithful in South Sudan

Jul. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Hundreds of people braved a scorching sun Tuesday to welcome Pope Francis' envoy to South Sudan's capital, Juba, where many were disappointed last month when the pontiff canceled a trip to this East African country. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's...

Rwanda, Congo leaders to meet in Angola amid tensions

Jul. 05, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi will meet with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in Angola amid rising tensions between the two neighboring countries, a Congolese government spokesman said. The two leaders on Wednesday will discuss bilateral relations and...

Sudan's doctors: 11 wounded in crackdown on anti-coup sit-in

Jul. 05, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces descended on an anti-coup sit-in to try and disperse protesters in the capital of Khartoum, wounding at least 11 people, a medical group said Tuesday. The crackdown came shortly after Sudan's military ruler promised to step down once a civilian government is...

Ukraine's shadow: Deadly crises like Somalia starved of aid

Jul. 05, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than two dozen children have died of hunger in the past two months in a single hospital in Somalia. Dr. Yahye Abdi Garun has watched their emaciated parents stumble in from rural areas gripped by the driest drought in decades. And yet no humanitarian aid arrives. ...

Report: East Africa pipeline 'breaches banking principles'

Jul. 05, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday. The 897-mile (1443-kilometer) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), planned by...