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Sudan doctors: 8 people killed in mass rallies against coup

Jun. 30, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces shot eight people to death during anti-coup protests Thursday, a medical group said as thousands marched to denounce the country’s military rulers and demand an immediate transfer of power to civilians. The Sudan’s Doctors Committee said...

UN extends arms embargo on armed groups in volatile Congo

Jun. 30, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday extending an arms embargo on armed groups in Congo, which is facing an upsurge in violence in the mineral-rich east, with Russia, China and its three African members abstaining. Congo’s government has...

UN rep in South Sudan urges authorities to prepare for polls

Jun. 30, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan urged the East African country's transitional government Thursday to set a date for elections as time passes. Nicholas Haysom told journalists in the capital, Juba that with barely eight months remaining...

Four Chinese nationals abducted in deadly Nigeria attack

Jun. 30, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked a local mining site in northcentral Nigeria, killing “many security personnel” and abducting some workers including four Chinese nationals, authorities said on Thursday. The attackers on Wednesday evening “invaded” the mining site in...

UN: Libya rival officials fail to agree on election criteria

Jun. 30, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — After two days of U.N.-mediated talks in Geneva, two senior Libyan officials from the country's rival camps failed to reach an agreement on a constitutional framework for national elections, the United Nations envoy to Libya said Thursday. According to Stephanie...

UN rights panel says it is alarmed over Ethiopia's abuses

Jun. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United Nations rights panel focusing on Ethiopia says it's alarmed over continued violations and abuses in the East African country. The Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, created by the U.N. Human Rights Council to investigate abuses and rights...

Remains of Congo's independence hero interred amid honors

Jun. 30, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The remains of Congo’s independence hero and first Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba were laid to rest in Kinshasa Thursday amid honors including a procession through the capital, military salutes and music in front of thousands of people. Congo’s President...

UN envoy warns Congo's M23 rebels are acting like an army

Jun. 29, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Congo warned Wednesday that the M23 rebel group has increasingly acted as a conventional army during escalating military action in the country’s volatile east and could threaten the U.N. peacekeeping force charged with protecting civilians. ...

UN keeps peacekeepers in Mali as Russia and China abstain

Jun. 29, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to maintain the U.N. peacekeeping mission in turmoil-wracked Mali, while condemning the West African nation's military rulers for using mercenaries that commit human rights and humanitarian violations. The council also...

Probe sought in migrant deaths at Morocco-Spain border

Jun. 29, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Activists on Wednesday urged Morocco to launch an “unbiased” investigation into the deaths of at least 23 migrants who were trying to enter Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla last week. The Moroccan Association for Human Rights demanded in a letter...