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EU: Blame Russia, not sanctions, for global food crisis

Jun. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat said on Monday he has written to all African foreign ministers to explain that the bloc's sanctions on Russia are not responsible for the looming global food crisis, and pledged to work out ways for exports of food and fertilizers to reach their...

Grain supply tops Putin's talks with African Union leader

Jun. 03, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The chairman of the African Union, Senegal’s President Macy Sall, told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the fighting in Ukraine and Western sanctions had worsened food shortages, and appealed to other countries to ensure grain and fertilizer exports aren’t...

War in Ukraine adds to food price hikes, hunger in Africa

May. 30, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — It now costs Ayan Hassan Abdirahman twice as much as it did just a few months ago to buy the wheat flour she uses to make breakfast each day for her 11 children in Somalia's capital. Nearly all the wheat sold in Somalia comes from Ukraine and Russia,...

Senegal police arrest 2 health workers after neonatal fire

May. 30, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese officials have arrested two health workers from a neonatal unit where a fire killed 11 newborns last week. The nurse and a nurse’s aide who were on duty Wednesday night when the fire took place at the Abdoul Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital were arrested...

President: 11 babies killed in fire at Senegalese hospital

May. 26, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

TIVAOUANE, Senegal (AP) — Police were on guard and nearby residents and parents stood mourning outside a hospital in Senegal where a fire in the neonatal unit killed 11 newborns. Only three infants could be saved, President Macky Sall said before calling on Thursday for three days of mourning for...

Senegal's president says 11 newborns have died in a fire that broke out in the neonatal unit of a hospital in Tivaouane.

May. 26, 2022 04:54 AM EDT
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's president says 11 newborns have died in a fire that broke out in the neonatal unit of a hospital in Tivaouane.

Gambia to investigate fugitive ex-dictator Jammeh for abuses

May. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia’s government is setting up a special prosecutor's office to investigate for severe human rights violations and potentially charge former dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile in 2017 after 22 years in power. Wednesday's government announcement...

German chancellor Scholz kicks off Africa trip in Senegal

May. 22, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said his country is interested in a major gas exploitation project in Senegal as he began a three-nation visit to Africa on Sunday that also is focused on the geopolitical consequences of the war in Ukraine. Senegal is believed to...

PSG player criticized for missing anti-homophobia day game

May. 17, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

A group fighting homophobia in soccer has called on the French league and Paris Saint-Germain to ask player Idrissa Gueye for an explanation after he missed a game last week amid reports that he refused to play because he did not want to wear a rainbow-colored number on the back of his jersey. ...

Growing African mangrove forests aim to combat climate woes

May. 06, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique becoming the latest addition to the growing list of countries with large scale mangrove...