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Sudan accuses Chad of cross-border attack it says killed 18

Aug. 06, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has accused neighboring Chad of a cross-border attack earlier this week that a top commander says killed at least 18 nomads in Sudan's western Darfur region. According to Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, armed Chadian assailants crossed into West Darfur...

South Sudan again delays its 1st election, until late 2024

Aug. 04, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Parties to the peace deal ending South Sudan’s devastating civil war have again delayed the country's first elections since independence by extending the transitional period by two years. The vote meant for early next year has been pushed to December 2024. ...

UN says nearly 12 million facing acute hunger in Sudan

Aug. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations painted a grim picture for Sudan’s humanitarian situation, saying Wednesday that almost a quarter of the country’s population was inching toward starvation amid a dire shortage of funding. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida

Aug. 02, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic, when a visitor arrived with a tempting offer: a chance to treat Islamic fighters battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan. With that offer in 1980, al-Zawahri embarked on a life that over...

Sudan detects first case of monkeypox in Darfur

Aug. 01, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has detected the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in the conflict-wrecked Darfur region. The Health Ministry said late Sunday that the 16-year-old student's case was discovered last week in West Darfur province. It did not give further...

Doctors group: Sudan forces kill at least 1 during protests

Jul. 26, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces killed at least one person while violently dispersed anti-coup protesters Tuesday in the capital of Khartoum and other cities, a medical group said. The Sudan Doctors Committee, which is part of the pro-democracy movement, said the protester...

Morocco watchdog: 27 migrants killed in June border storming

Jul. 20, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Moroccan Association for Human Rights released a report Wednesday putting the death toll from last month’s attempt by hundreds of migrants to storm the border between the North African kingdom and the Spanish enclave of Melilla higher than the official government...

Sudan official: Death toll from days of tribal clashes at 79

Jul. 19, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Days of tribal clashes in a southern province in Sudan have killed at least 79 people, a senior Sudanese official said Tuesday as violent protests erupted in two nearby provinces in the East African nation. The clashes between the Hausa and Birta ethnic groups in the...

Moroccan court sentences 33 migrants to jail over crossing

Jul. 19, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Nearly three dozen migrants were sentenced in Morocco on Tuesday for attempting to scale a border wall last month separating the north African country from the Spanish enclave of Melilla. The court in Nador sentenced 33 people to 11 months in prison, in a...

Explosion of violence in South Sudan threatens peace pact

Jul. 18, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An explosion of violence in South Sudan is raising fears that the country's fragile peace agreement will unravel before elections the international community hopes can be held next year. The wave of near-daily killings across this East African country is...