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Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea off Africa led world in 2019

Jan. 15, 2020 8:09 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa jumped by more than 50% last year as the area off oil-rich Nigeria continues to be the world's most dangerous for ship crews, the International Maritime Bureau says in a new report. The rise in crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea was...

Guinea's opposition says it will boycott February elections

Jan. 8, 2020 10:37 AM EST

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's opposition parties said Wednesday they will not participate in legislative elections in February and will press to have them delayed if the president does not withdraw a bid to seek another term. The opposition's declaration comes after demonstrations last year by tens of...

Oxfam: Britons' carbon output tops Africans' many times over

Jan. 5, 2020 1:48 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The average British person will pump out more carbon emissions in two weeks than a citizen in any of seven African nations will emit in an entire year, the charity Oxfam said in a report Sunday. Researchers at the British-based aid agency said a typical U.K resident’s carbon dioxide...

Pirates attack ship off Nigeria, take 19 of crew hostage

Dec. 5, 2019 8:30 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pirates boarded a Greek-owned oil tanker off Nigeria and kidnapped 19 Indian and Turkish crew members in what have become the world’s most dangerous waters for such attacks. A statement Wednesday by the owner and Hong Kong-based managers said the Nave Constellation ship was...