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US, Cyprus embark on strategic dialogue that officials say demonstrates closest-ever ties

Jun. 17, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus-U.S. relations have reached their highest level yet after the two countries embarked on a strategic dialogue on key issues including defense, security, energy, crisis management and the fight against terrorism, officials said Monday. U.S. Secretary of...

Niger's highest court lifts immunity of deposed President Mohamed Bazoum

Jun. 14, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Niger’s highest court lifted the immunity of the country’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, nearly a year after he was overthrown by mutinous soldiers, his lawyer said Friday, opening the door for the military junta to prosecute him for alleged high...

Today in History: June 13, Johnson nominates Marshall to become first Black Supreme Court justice

Jun. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 165th day of 2024. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first...

What to know about Russia's growing footprint in Africa

Jun. 06, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Russia's top diplomat pledged help and military assistance while on a whirlwind tour of several countries in Africa's sub-Saharan region of Sahel this week, as Moscow seeks to grow its influence in the restive, mineral-rich section of the continent. Russia is...

Russia's top diplomat promises more military support for Burkina Faso as he tours West Africa

Jun. 05, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday pledged more support to Burkina Faso in fighting militant groups as he pressed his whirlwind tour of West Africa in an attempt to fill a vacuum left by the region's traditional Western partners. Sergey Lavrov...

Russia's foreign minister again visits Africa, this time in Guinea, as some ties cool with the West

Jun. 03, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived Monday in Guinea on his latest visit to West Africa, where coups and growing discontent with traditional allies like France and the United States have contributed to some countries' shift toward Moscow. Lavrov...

U.S. says Congo hasn't given it access to Americans detained over alleged roles in coup attempt

Jun. 03, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Congo said Monday that Congolese authorities have not shared details or provided access to the Americans who were arrested following a coup attempt last month, following pleas for help from one family trying to confirm whether their son is alive. ...

Belarus starts proceedings in a trial in absentia of 20 prominent political analysts

May. 31, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday started proceedings in a trial in absentia of 20 prominent political analysts who work with the world's biggest universities and think tanks, the latest in a yearslong crackdown on dissent in the country. The analysts, all...

Family of Utah man held in Congo coup attempt has no proof he's alive

May. 31, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah family whose son was implicated in a thwarted coup in Congo said they’re unsure if he's alive as they struggle to get U.S. officials to make contact with him and two other Americans two weeks after their arrest. Tyler Thompson Jr., 21, flew to...

US military defends Africa strategy in light of coups and a drift toward Russia

May. 30, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

AGADIR, Morocco (AP) — The head of the U.S. military in Africa vigorously defended the country’s counterterrorism strategy on the continent and vowed to press forward with it despite a wave of criticism and a drift among African nations toward seeking security help from Russia instead. ...