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Zimbabwe: Poor good Samaritans rescue homeless children

MOUNT HAMPDEN, Zimbabwe At times, destitute children sleep at her shack, packed inside her thatched kitchen hut. But more often homeless children just want to feed from the poor good Samaritan...

COVID-19: Nigeria reopens houses of worship in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria  Nigeria announced Saturday the immediate reopenings of worship centers, cinemas and gyms in Lagos. The move comes six months after they were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor...

Russia sends 400 war criminal mercenaries to Libya

KAMISLI/ANKARA  Russia sent 400 pro-regime militias from Syria’s northeastern Qamisli region to Libya to fight for warlord Khalifa Haftar in exchange for money. Russia continues to strengthen the ranks of the...

Libyan commander rejects Haftar deal on oil production

TRIPOLI, Libya  A Libyan military commander on Saturday rejected a deal announced by eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar and Ahmed Maiteeq, the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, on the resumption...

South Sudan: ‘Sacking officials not enough to attend economic woes’

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s recent decision to roll heads in the Finance Ministry has not enthused experts, who are demanding structural and institutional reforms to address...

Nigerian forces kill 16 Boko Haram terrorists

ABUJA, Nigeria Nigerian troops killed 16 members of the Boko Haram terror group in the northeast, a top defense official said Friday.   Defense Ministry spokesman John Enenche said terrorists were killed...

Libya: Haftar lifts blockade on oil production, export

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Friday announced lifting the blockade on oil production and its export. This came in a televised speech by Haftar, hours after the Libyan National Oil...

COVID-19: Africa sees 82% recovery rate for 3rd week

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia For the third week in a row, Africa has registered an 82% recovery rate among coronavirus patients, the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and...

Violence fuels spike in African Sahel deaths: Red Cross

ANKARA  Rising violence in the African Sahel region countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger has caused a 62% spike in deaths and forced more than a million people to...

Libya: Demonstrators protest worsening in Benghazi

TRIPOLI Libyans continued to protest worsening living conditions Friday in Benghazi, the base of warlord Khalifa Haftar.  Demonstrators took the streets for a second day once again to protest power cuts,...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...