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UN: Millions driven from homes in 2020 despite COVID crisis

Jun. 18, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — War, violence, persecution, human rights violations and other factors caused nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, even though the COVID-19 crisis restricted movement worldwide, the U.N. refugee agency said in a report Friday. In its...

Zambia's 1st president, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at age 97

Jun. 17, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and a champion of African nationalism who spearheaded the fights to end white minority rule across southern Africa, has died at the age of 97. Kaunda’s death was announced Thursday evening by Zambian...

Mozambique urged to investigate abduction of Rwandan exile

Jun. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Rwandan opposition leader apparently arrested in Mozambique last month should be immediately charged in court or released, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Cassien Ntamuhanga, a radio journalist in Rwanda who was jailed after being convicted of...

Visiting South Africa, France's Macron pledges vaccine help

May. 28, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — On a visit to South Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that his country will provide millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses to help African countries speed up their inoculation drives. Macron pledged that France will help South Africa and...

UN official: Conflicts make controlling COVID more difficult

May. 25, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Despite last year’s U.N. call for global cease-fires to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, many conflicts never stopped including in Syria, Yemen and Congo and new ones erupted making it more difficult to control the spread of the virus and care for infected people in...

Mercenary group denies charge of racism in north Mozambique

May. 14, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the wake of the days-long attack by Islamic extremist rebels on the northern Mozambican city of Palma at the end of March, a private military group contracted by the Mozambican military denies charges that it gave preference to whites when rescuing people trapped in a...

EU weighs military training mission for Mozambique

May. 06, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat on Thursday urged member states to contribute to a military training mission for Mozambique in coming months, to help its government take control of parts of the country held by extremist rebels. The U.N. World Food...

Southern African countries may help Mozambique fight rebels

Apr. 27, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The 16-nation Southern African Development Community is considering a proposal to deploy more than 2,500 regional troops to help battle extremist rebels in northern Mozambique. The proposed military support to Mozambique will be considered on...

France's Total halts its gas project in northern Mozambique

Apr. 26, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The French energy firm Total announced Monday that it has halted all operations on its $20 billion investment in a liquified natural gas project in northern Mozambique as a result of the extremist rebel insurgency there. Total's declaration of force...

Malnutrition rising in Mozambique amid extremist insurgency

Apr. 22, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's humanitarian crisis from the extremist insurgency in the country's north is rapidly spiraling, with more than 950,000 people in urgent need of food aid, the U.N. World Food Program said Thursday. An estimated 50,000 people fled their...