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Uganda, Tanzania agree to build long heated oil pipeline

Sep. 13, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of Uganda and Tanzania have signed an agreement for the construction of what they say will be the world's longest heated oil pipeline, linking Uganda's planned oil fields in the country's west to the Indian Ocean port of Tanga. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and...

Two nuns seized by Islamic rebels Mozambique released

Sep. 10, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two Roman Catholic nuns held for more than three weeks by rebels affiliated with the Islamic State group in Mozambique have been released, the nuns'religious order announced Thursday. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery said Brazilian nuns Maria Inez Leite Ramos and Eliane Costa Santana were...

This image distributed online by the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) and provided by SITE Intelligence Group shows ISCAP fighters and weapons following clashes with Mozambican government troops on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, near Mocimboa da Praia, in northern Mozambique. The stinging success of Mozambique's Islamic extremist rebels in seizing and holding the northern port city signals to the government, neighboring countries and the world that Africa has yet another insurgency hotspot. Writing in Arabic reads

Mozambique accused of abuses in its fight against extremists

Sep. 9, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Amnesty International Wednesday accused Mozambique’s government forces of torturing suspected members of an Islamist insurgency in the country’s northern Cabo Delgado province, as well as “possible extrajudicial executions” and “discarding a...

Tanzania opposition parties say candidates unfairly rejected

Aug. 28, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s main opposition parties are alleging sabotage by authorities after dozens of candidates for parliament were disqualified for the October elections. The CHADEMA party asserted that at least 57 of its candidates for parliament had been dubiously disqualified to clear...

FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, family photographs of some of those who died hang on display in an exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial centre in the capital Kigali, Rwanda. Rwanda's government has written to France requesting the extradition of the former head of Rwanda's military intelligence service Maj. Gen. Aloys Ntiwiragabo, a key suspect in the East African nation's genocide a quarter-century ago, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Rwanda seeks genocide suspect's extradition from France

Aug. 26, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda’s government has written to France requesting the extradition of a key suspect in the East African nation’s genocide a quarter-century ago, officials said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Aloys Ntiwiragabo, a former head of Rwanda’s military intelligence service,...

Tanzania's main opposition parties fail to team up for vote

Aug. 25, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s main opposition parties failed to form a coalition Tuesday, dashing hopes of teaming up to defeat the longtime ruling party in the October presidential election. The national electoral commission said the CHADEMA party’s Tundu Lissu, ACT Wazalendo’s...

This image distributed online by the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) and provided by SITE Intelligence Group shows ISCAP fighters and weapons following clashes with Mozambican government troops on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, near Mocimboa da Praia, in northern Mozambique. The stinging success of Mozambique's Islamic extremist rebels in seizing and holding the northern port city signals to the government, neighboring countries and the world that Africa has yet another insurgency hotspot. Writing in Arabic reads

Battle looms in Mozambique over extremists' control of port

Aug. 25, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The stinging success of Mozambique's Islamic extremist rebels in seizing and holding a northern port city signals to the government, neighboring countries and the world that Africa has yet another insurgency hotspot. A battle looms as the government is expected to launch its...

People walk along a downtown street in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 16, 2020. Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives, abortion services and related care because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India with its abrupt, months-long lockdown has been hit especially hard. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Millions of women lose contraceptives, abortions in COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India with its abrupt, months-long lockdown has been hit especially hard. Several months into the pandemic,...

In this image made from video, Purity Amleset, 24, right, and other female wildlife rangers from

Kenyan all-female wildlife ranger team breaks down barriers

Aug. 14, 2020 3:40 AM EDT

KAJIADO, Kenya (AP) — On the sweeping plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a group of female wildlife rangers is making history by defying patriarchal norms that have been passed down for centuries, patrolling against poachers instead of doing household chores. The eight ethnic Maasai women known as...

5.9-magnitude earthquake shakes parts of East Africa

Aug. 12, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An undersea 5.9-magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of East Africa. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered off the coast of Tanzania, about 50 miles (82 kilometers) southeast of the commercial capital of Dar es Salaam. The quake occurred after 8 p.m. local time and at...