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Nigeria floods 80 times more likely with climate change

Nov. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EST

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Heavy rains and flooding that swamped Nigeria, Niger, Chad and the surrounding region between June and October this year was made 80 times more likely because of climate change, a rapid analysis by international climate attribution experts found. ...

EXPLAINER: Qatar's role in diplomacy ahead of 2022 World Cup

Nov. 15, 2022 02:16 AM EST

For decades, Doha has flung open its doors to Taliban warlords, Islamist dissidents, African rebel commanders and exiles of every stripe. Now, the tiny emirate is receiving extra scrutiny as it welcomes over a million soccer fans from around the world for the 2022 World Cup. ...

Native child welfare law faces major Supreme Court challenge

Nov. 07, 2022 17:41 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Wednesday on the most significant challenge to a law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The outcome could undercut the 1978 Indian...

Kidnapped French conservationist released in eastern Chad

Oct. 30, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French citizen working in wildlife conservation has been released after being abducted two days earlier in northeastern Chad, France announced Sunday. “France thanks Chadian authorities who worked towards the release,” the Foreign Ministry said, adding that...

Governments: French conservationist abducted in eastern Chad

Oct. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — A French national working in wildlife conservation was abducted in northeastern Chad by unknown kidnappers, the governments of both countries said Saturday. Jerome Hugonnot was working for the Sahara Conservation Fund in Wadi Fara province bordering Sudan at...

UN: Flooding in west, central Africa displaced 3.4M people

Oct. 28, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s refugee agency said Friday that destruction from flooding has displaced more than 3.4 million people in west and central Africa. UNHCR said Friday that Nigeria's worst floods in a decade have killed hundreds, displaced 1.3 million residents and affected...

Chad leader blames protest organizers for civilian deaths

Oct. 24, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's interim leader Mahamat Idriss Deby on Monday said those who organized protests against his two-year extension of power have shown “the will to start a civil war,” marking his first speech since a violent crackdown on demonstrators left dozens of people dead...

West Africa floods destroy crops, worsening hunger fears

Oct. 22, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Ocheiga Enoch isn't expecting much of a rice harvest from north-central Nigeria after floodwaters submerged his fields and those of so many other farmers this season. Many in Benue state — known as the country's “food basket” — now find themselves in...

Chad govt suspends 7 political parties after deadly protests

Oct. 21, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's government clamped down on the country's opposition Friday, suspending seven political parties and searching party offices a day after unprecedented protests around the country left more than 60 people dead. Prominent opposition leader Succes Masra...

Security forces kill at least 60 as protests engulf Chad

Oct. 20, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in the country's two largest cities Thursday killing at least 60 people, the government spokesman and a morgue official said. Authorities imposed a curfew after the violence, which came amid...