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With key deals, Uganda's nascent oil sector nears maturity

Apr. 11, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda, Tanzania and French oil company Total signed agreements Sunday on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coast. Construction of the pipeline, which would be the world’s longest at 897 miles, is expected to begin...

Australian portrait photographer June Newton dies at 97

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Australian photographer and actress June Newton — also known under her pseudonym Alice Springs — has died at 97, the Helmut Newton Foundation said Saturday in Berlin. Newton, who was also the wife of the late photographer Helmut Newton, died Friday...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Next month's Open de France golf postponed, no new date

Apr. 07, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Next month's Open de France golf tournament has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Tour said Wednesday. The event was scheduled for May 6-9 but can’t go ahead due to a surge of new infections in France. The government...

Hackers, glitches mar France's mass return to online school

Apr. 07, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French children, parents and teachers are battling with internet connection problems across the country after an abrupt nationwide switch to online learning saturated networks and embarrassed the government. Paris prosecutors opened an investigation...

Rwanda's Kagame welcomes French 'truth' about the genocide

Apr. 07, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — President Paul Kagame of Rwanda on Wednesday praised a new French report documenting France's role in the 1994 genocide as “a good thing,” welcoming efforts in Paris to “move forward with a good understanding of what happened" 27 years after the massacres that...

France opens giant stadium for vaccinations amid virus surge

Apr. 07, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France sought Tuesday to speed up its vaccine rollout by opening mass vaccination centers across the country, including the Stade de France stadium north of Paris, as infections surge and hospitals approach saturation. The move came a day after new...

EU approves $4.7 billion in state aid to carrier Air France

Apr. 06, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved $4.7 billion in state aid for national carrier Air France as it struggles through the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision the French government welcomed as “good news.” In return for the aid, the...

France to open archive for period covering Rwandan genocide

Apr. 06, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s role before and during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was a “monumental failure” that the country must acknowledge, the lead author of a report commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron said, as the country is about to open its archives from this period to the public....

The Latest: Montana governor tests positive for COVID-19

Apr. 05, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has tested positive for COVID-19 a few days after receiving his first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The governor’s office released a statement Monday evening saying that after experiencing mild symptoms a day earlier,...