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Egypt’s leader meets with Sudan’s military ruler in Cairo

Sep. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt on Saturday met with Sudan’s leader in Cairo for talks that focused on ties between the two neighbors, officials said. El-Sissi welcomed Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, at the Cairo...

Mali prime minister lashes out at France, UN, regional bloc

Sep. 24, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

Mali’s prime minister lashed out Saturday at former colonizer France, the U.N. secretary-general and many people in between, saying that the tumultuous country had been “stabbed in the back" by the French military withdrawal. In the same remarks, Abdoulaye Maiga praised the “exemplary and...

Burkina Faso coup-leader defends his military takeover to UN

Sep. 23, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

Burkina Faso's coup leader-turned-president defended his military takeover on Friday, though he acknowledged it was “perhaps reprehensible" and inconsistent with the United Nations' values. Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba said the overthrow of the democratically elected...

Mali marks independence day amid tensions, uncertainty

Sep. 22, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian authorities held a traditional military parade Thursday to make the country's first independence day celebration since French troops departed after nine years of fighting Islamic extremists in its one-time colony. The festivities, featuring fighter planes...

Guinea sets trial date 13 years after 2009 stadium massacre

Sep. 16, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea will try the alleged perpetrators of a 2009 stadium massacre that killed at least 157 people and left dozens of women raped, the justice minister announced Friday, drawing praise from victims' families who have waited nearly 13 years. Justice Minister...

Thailand court to rule on Sept. 30 if PM Prayuth must quit

Sep. 14, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court will rule on Sept. 30 whether suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has already served eight years in office and must resign. Prayuth, then the Thai army commander, led a coup that ousted an elected government eight years ago,...

Sudan says 7 killed in tribal clashes in restive province

Sep. 02, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Seven people have been killed in tribal clashes that erupted in a restive province of Sudan, state-run media reported Friday, the latest episode of violence in a country plagued with political turmoil since a military coup last year. The fighting, in which another 23...

Political uncertainty in Thailand with PM's suspension

Aug. 25, 2022 05:20 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand entered a phase of political uncertainty on Thursday, with its prime minister suspended and his deputy taking over in his stead pending a ruling from a top court on whether the premier has reached his constitutional term limit. Prime Minister Prayuth...

Thai PM suspended while court mulls if he defied term limits

Aug. 25, 2022 03:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government held its first official meetings Thursday under an acting prime minister, after a court ordered the suspension of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a day earlier while it considered if he violated the position's legal term limits. Prayuth's...

Thai protesters say PM reaches term limit, must step down

Aug. 23, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Groups of protesters gathered in Thailand's capital on Tuesday to call for the country’s prime minister to step down, saying he has exceeded his constitutional term limit. A demonstration at Bangkok's Democracy Monument, a traditional protest venue, appeared to...