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3 countries investigate Morocco attacker who killed tourist

Jan. 20, 2022 14:12 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan judge on Thursday ordered a man suspected of fatally stabbing a French woman and injuring a Belgian visitor to undergo psychiatric evaluation, as authorities in three countries opened probes into the suspect's possible links to terrorism. A...

Police: Road accident in Ghana causes huge explosion, deaths

Jan. 20, 2022 13:40 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A vehicle carrying explosives used in mining collided with a motorcycle and blew up in western Ghana on Thursday, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuring scores of people, police said. Video from the scene circulating on social media showed homes...

US says it will not resume Sudan aid after recent violence

Jan. 20, 2022 11:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country’s military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats said Thursday. The joint statement came after a two-day...

Tunisian party blames death of member on police violence

Jan. 20, 2022 11:03 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s moderate Islamist party has blamed the death of one of its party members who was hospitalized following protests last week on the “excessive violence” of the security forces. The Ennahdha party said that Ridha Bouziane, 57, died on Wednesday...

Africa renews push for favorable UN Security Council reforms

Jan. 20, 2022 11:02 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday urged U.N. Security Council reforms that would give Africa permanent representation there, saying such changes would prevent “aggression against Africa.” Museveni spoke at a meeting attended by high-ranking...

UN: Food aid in Ethiopia's Tigray now at 'all-time lowest'

Jan. 20, 2022 10:56 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says food distribution in Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray region has reached its “all-time lowest” while more than 50,000 children are thought to be severely malnourished, the latest sign of growing crisis amid efforts to end the country’s 14-month...

Stampede at religious ceremony in Liberia kills 29 people

Jan. 20, 2022 10:39 AM EST

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the capital, Monrovia, officials said Thursday. The stampede erupted when a gang of...

Vaccines to Africa must have good shelf lives, says expert

Jan. 20, 2022 10:31 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — At least 2.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated to African countries have expired, the Africa Centers for Disease Control said Thursday, citing short shelf lives as the major reason. Donors of vaccines to the continent should send them with a realistic...

Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis

Jan. 20, 2022 08:03 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own. Mandatory COVID-19 testing at the country's border with...

German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies

Jan. 20, 2022 07:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany’s best actors, has died. He was 93. His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said Thursday that Kruger died “suddenly and unexpectedly” Wednesday in California, where he lived with his third wife,...