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Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

Jan. 17, 2022 14:00 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding around 100 others in the country's capital in one of the deadliest days since an October military coup, activists said. Earlier Monday, thousands had once again...

UN official: Libya elections could be rescheduled for June

Jan. 17, 2022 12:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.N. official said she is pushing for Libya to hold elections by June, after the county missed a December deadline to elect its first president since the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Stephanie Williams, the U.N. special adviser...

Ex-Guinean President Conde flown abroad for medical care

Jan. 17, 2022 12:12 PM EST

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Former Guinean President Alpha Conde left the country for medical treatment in the United Arab Emirates after spending more than four months in the custody of the military junta that overthrew him, witnesses said Monday. No details were given on his...

Witnesses: Ex-Guinean President Alpha Conde has left Guinea for medical treatment about 4 months after deposed in coup

Jan. 17, 2022 11:25 AM EST
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Witnesses: Ex-Guinean President Alpha Conde has left Guinea for medical treatment about 4 months after deposed in coup.

Bronx fire victims' funeral draws huge outpouring of grief

Jan. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building. Many hundreds more...

Mali's ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Jan. 16, 2022 12:39 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the former president of Mali who took office in a landmark election held after a destabilizing coup only to be ousted in another military takeover nearly seven years later, has died. He was 76. Keita, known to Malians by his initials IBK,...

State media: Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was deposed in a 2020 coup, has died at 76

Jan. 16, 2022 09:12 AM EST
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — State media: Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was deposed in a 2020 coup, has died at 76.

Somalia's government spokesperson wounded in suicide bombing

Jan. 16, 2022 08:08 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded Sunday in a suicide bombing that the al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility for. Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu appeared to be the sole target in the attack near his residence by a busy intersection...

Tesla inks deal to get key battery component outside China

Jan. 16, 2022 03:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite. Elon Musk's company signed an agreement last month with Australia's Syrah...

Ethiopian diaspora torn by ethnic tensions in Tigray war

Jan. 16, 2022 03:16 AM EST

Thousands of miles away from the war in Ethiopia, the ethnic cracks have started to show in an Ethiopian church in Ohio, in a lawsuit between trustees and clergy. The original trustees of the Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Columbus have accused its clergy of...