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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center-left, and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, center-right, stand for national anthems after el-Sissi's arrival at the airport in the capital Juba, South Sudan Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. The Egyptian president is on a one-day visit to discuss bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Maura Ajak)

Egypt leader in 1st South Sudan visit talks Nile, stability

Nov. 28, 2020 11:50 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In the first visit by an Egyptian president to South Sudan, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said he and President Salva Kiir discussed regional security and the usage of Nile waters, but he didn’t mention the country currently at the heart of either issue, Ethiopia. The...

A Tigray refugee girl who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, sits on aid she received from the UNHCR and WFP at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Ethiopian leader rejects international 'interference' in war

Nov. 25, 2020 2:21 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday....

Truck hits bus in southern Sudan, killing at least 9

Nov. 25, 2020 6:12 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Sudan’s West Kordofan province killed at least nine people and injured more than three dozen others, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday. Sudan's SUNA news agency said that the crash took place Tuesday night on a...

A malnourished girl Rahmah Watheeq receives treatment at a feeding center at Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday. Nov. 3, 2020. Two-thirds of Yemen's population of about 28 million people are hungry, and nearly 1.5 million families currently rely entirely on food aid to survive, with another million people are set to fall into crisis levels of hunger before the year end, according to aid agencies working in Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

In multiple countries, alarm over hunger crisis rings louder

Nov. 20, 2020 12:29 PM EST

ABS, Yemen (AP) — The twin baby boys lay on a bed of woven palm leaves in a remote camp for displaced people in Yemen’s north, their collar bones and ribs visible. They cried loudly, twisting as if in pain, not from disease but from the hunger gnawing away at them. Here, U.N. officials’...

FILE - In this April 5, 2017, file photo, Adel Bol, 20, cradles her 10-month-old daughter Akir Mayen at a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. The United Nations humanitarian office said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 it is releasing $100 million in emergency funding to seven countries at risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East amid conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, while the humanitarian chief says returning to a world where famines are common would be

Warning of famine, UN releases $100M to seven countries

Nov. 18, 2020 5:43 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian office is releasing $100 million in emergency funding to seven countries at risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East amid conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic, while the humanitarian chief says returning to a world where famines are common would be...

The head of Sudan's sovereign council, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, seated center-left, President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, seated center, and President of Chad Idriss Deby, seated center-right, attend a ceremony to sign a peace deal between Sudan's transitional authorities and a rebel alliance, in Juba, South Sudan, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Sudan's transitional authorities and a rebel alliance on Saturday signed the peace deal initialed in August that aims to put an end to the country's decades-long civil wars, in a televised ceremony in Juba, South Sudan marking the agreement. (AP Photo/Maura Ajak)

Rebel leaders who inked deal with government return to Sudan

Nov. 15, 2020 11:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s rebel leaders returned to the capital, Khartoum on Sunday, signaling the first major steps toward implementing a peace agreement with the government that aims to end the country’s decades-long civil war. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan's ruling sovereign council,...

Militaries of South Sudan, Uganda confirm clash near border

Oct. 29, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s army has accused Uganda’s army of making a “major incursion” into its territory that led to fighting in which two South Sudanese soldiers were killed. Uganda’s military confirms an “incident” between the two armies but...

Sudan’s premier sacks provincial governor after protests

Oct. 13, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister on Tuesday sacked the governor of an eastern province, less than three months after his appointment, the state-run news agency reported. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s decision to fire Saleh Ammar, newly appointed governor of Kassala province, came amid...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a child carries a parcel from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Mwenezi, Zimbabwe. The WFP has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The announcement was made Friday Oct. 9, 2020 in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

Oct. 9, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation. Announcing the prize, the Norwegian...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2019 file photo, a displaced Yemeni receives food aid provided by the World Food Program, at a school in Sanaa, Yemen.  The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 for its efforts to combat hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic, recognition that shines light on vulnerable communities across the Middle East and Africa that the U.N. agency seeks to help, those starving and living in war zones that may rarely get the world’s attention.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

WFP fights hunger in food-deprived places, crises, war zones

Oct. 9, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic, recognition that shines light on vulnerable communities across the Middle East and Africa that the U.N. agency seeks to help, those starving and...