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Ferry in Tanzania capsizes, hundreds feared dead

UKORA, Tanzania - About 42 people were confirmed dead after a ferry capsized on Africa's largest lake - Lake Victoria ...

Proteas geared up for historic final women's ODI

Cape Town - Proteas women's vice-captain Chloe Tryon believes her side has what it takes to pull off their first-ever ...

2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: army

A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said ...

Libya: ICRC warns of 'desperate' situation as fighting continues

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called the deteriorating situation in Libya as desperate, citing constant fighting, the ...

Five Years After Westgate, Al-Shabab Still Threat in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA - Five years ago, four armed men from the Somali militant group al-Shabab stormed the Westgate shopping mall ...

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabaab's threat grows

Five years after al-Shabaab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long ...

MinDA chief points out requisites for Mindanao's progress

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte (PIA)--- Representing President Rodrigo R. Duterte during the Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon), Secretary Datu Abul ...

EU Envisions New Joint Border Force

MADRID - An ambitious plan for a European Union Border and Coast Guard force was unveiled at a special meeting ...

Analysts: Poor Economy, Unemployment Lure Tunisians to Extremism

Seven years after the Arab Spring, little has been done to address youth unemployment in Tunisia, a key factor in ...

Liberia slaps travel bans on 15 people as it probes missing cash

Liberia on Thursday imposed travel bans on 15 people, including the son of ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, following a probe ...

Cameroon's Muslim, Christian Leaders Join in Call for Peace

YAOUNDE - Muslim and Christian clerics and leaders of all major denominations in Cameroon have jointly accused Cameroonians in the ...

Trump suggested Sahara wall to stem migrants: Madrid

Spain's foreign minister revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested building a wall along the Sahara desert to stem the ...

Algeria sacks ground forces chief in army overhaul

Algeria's commander of ground forces has been retired, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, a day after confirmation of the ...

S. Sudan Sees Renewed Fighting After Peace Deal Signed

Just days after the signing of South Sudan's revitalized peace agreement, reports of fighting have surfaced in several parts of ...

Somalia Says Ready to Send Troops to S. Sudan for Security

NAIROBI, KENYA - The Somali government said this week that it was ready to send troops to help with security ...

Morocco radio ban urged for singer accused of rape

A social media campaign has been launched to ban the songs of Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred on the country's ...

Candidates Absent from Cameroon's English-Speaking Regions

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Candidates for Cameroon's October 7th presidential election have largely avoided traveling to the restive English-speaking regions where ...

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them ...

Nigeria's Davido gets on the political campaign trail

He's the Nigerian star of Afropop, feted across Africa and the globe as a multi-millionaire singer-songwriter and record producer. But ...

Amnesty: Crackdown Turns Egypt into 'Open-Air Prison' for Critics

CAIRO - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Egypt's government of mounting a crackdown on freedom of expression that had turned ...

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136 dead after ferry sinks in world's largest tropical lake

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - In one of the year's worst disasters, about 136 people were confirmed dead and several ...

Holocaust numbers haunting preventable child deaths

The number of chiildren around the world who die each year from causes that could be prevented, is equal to ...

Antonio Guterres calls for release of jailed journalists

NEW YORK, New York - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release ...

UNHRC wants Myanmar military leaders on genocide charges

GENEVA, Switzerland – The independent, international body investigating violence and atrocities against the Rohingya in Myanmar has called for the sacking ...

Dangers, Opportunities for Turkey in Idlib Deal, Analysts Say

ISTANBUL - Ankara is signaling its readiness to use force against radical groups in the Syrian Idlib enclave as part ...

Chilean Archbishop Seeks Dismissal of Sex Abuse Cover-up Charges

Attorneys for Chile's most senior cleric said on Friday they will ask a judge to drop charges he covered up ...

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