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South Africa: Anti-graft body serves new summon to Zuma

JOHANNESBURG  - An inquiry commission probing corruption in South Africa served another summons requiring former President Jacob Zuma to appear in January after he failed to appear earlier this...

Central African Rep.: Bloc appoints mediator to crisis

DOUALA, Cameroon - Heads of State and representatives from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) met Friday in Libreville, Gabon and appointed a mediator to the Central...

UN experts urge release of Egyptian rights defenders

GENEVA UN human rights experts on Friday condemned Egypt for the arbitrary arrest and detention of three human rights defenders, apparently after they discussed human rights issues with foreign ambassadors. “It...

Ethiopian rebels fire rockets into Eritrea, again

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia’s Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has once again fired at least four rockets into Eritrea, media reports said on Friday. Rockets fired by TPLF forces landed near...

Over 150 Ghanaians return from Libya: IOM

ANKARA More than 150 Ghanaian migrants have been brought back from Libya through the first charter flight of its kind since COVID-19-related border closures, the International Organization of Migration (IOM))...

Milestone memorandums with Turkey change Libya's fate

ANKARA  As Libya goes through a critical period, two memorandums of understanding signed on Nov. 27, 2019, in the fields of delimitation of maritime jurisdictions and military security cooperation changed...

Ethiopia again rules out dialogue with TPLF leaders

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia's prime minister on Friday reiterated that it would not sit down with Tigrayan rebel leaders in the country's north for talks as fighting continues to rage...

Africa: Virus cases top 2.1M, deaths near 51,000

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa now stands at 2,120,967, according to the Africa CDC’s update on Friday. At least 50,924 people have died of coronavirus-related complications...

Somali presidential candidates demand exit of spy chief

MOGADISHU, Somalia  – As the election atmosphere heats up across Somalia, presidential candidates are demanding the resignation of National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) director Fahad Yasin, accusing him...

Mali: Panic over virus outbreak in presidency

DOUALA, Cameroon Mali’s presidency is on high alert over a potential COVID-19 outbreak among staff members, it said on Thursday. A meeting of the Superior Council of Defense has been canceled...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...