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Equatorial Guinea says pirates kidnap 7 foreigners off coast

Nov. 22, 2019 11:21 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Equatorial Guinea says seven people of various nationalities have been kidnapped by pirates off its coast in the Gulf of Guinea. A statement by the country’s information office says pirates attacked the supply vessel for Exxon Mobil early Wednesday near the Zafiro oil field. It...

China hands Japanese politician life in prison in drug case

Nov. 8, 2019 4:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A court in southern China sentenced an elderly former Japanese politician to life in prison Friday for smuggling drugs in shoes packed inside a suitcase he was trying to take to his home country. A man from Mali was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve and a Guinean received a life...

No. 11 Virginia's Diakite ready to assume leadership role

Nov. 5, 2019 10:36 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mamadi Diakite smiles, like he knows something others don't. The The 6-foot-9 Virginia redshirt senior from Conakry, Guinea, Africa, sporting a bit of blonde hair, embraces that the defending national champions are picked to finish fourth this season in the Atlantic Coast...

Thousands of Guineans protest president's bid for 3rd term

Oct. 24, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched Thursday in the streets of Guinea's capital to protest the president's bid to seek another term. Several thousand police and gendarmes were deployed but the march was calm unlike last week's smaller protests in which at least nine people were...

Guinea court jails protest leaders

Oct. 22, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A court in Guinea's capital has sentenced five opposition and civic leaders to jail terms for urging demonstrations last week to protest the president's bid for a third term. The court on Tuesday sentenced Abdourahamane Sanoh, the leader of the National Front for the Defense of the...

Cyprus police pick up 21 migrants who crossed dividing line

Oct. 17, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus police say they have rounded up 21 people believed to be migrants who crossed over from the breakaway north of the ethnically divided island nation. Police said the migrants hail from countries including Congo, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan. They...

9 dead as Guineans protest president's bid to extend power

Oct. 16, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least nine people have been killed in three days of protests in Guinea against the president's bid to extend his time in power, while hospitals are overwhelmed with scores of people wounded, a doctor told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Some of the bullet wounds indicate that...

4 dead as Guineans protest president's bid to extend power

Oct. 14, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least four people have been killed in Guinea's capital after police fired tear gas and bullets Monday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters, civil society groups and trade unionists gathering in Conakry and across the country to protest the president's bid to extend his...

Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth

Oct. 9, 2019 5:36 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet...

10 years after Guinea stadium massacre, justice is elusive

Sep. 27, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Mariam Bobo Bah talks through tears as she remembers the brutal stadium massacre of more than 150 protesters in Guinea's capital a decade ago, saying she still has trouble finding herself. "When the military opened fire on the crowd on Sept. 28, 2009, there was blood everywhere. 'You...