Militants kill 36 people in northern Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Militants attacked a market in Burkina Faso’s Sanmatenga province, killing at least 36 people and wounding several others, the government said Tuesday. The gunmen then burned the market, according to a government statement. The...

‘Paramount leader’ title for Burundi’s President

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi’s president could receive the title of “paramount leader” under draft legislation approved by the government Wednesday as his troubled third term nears an end. Jean Claude Karerwa Ndenzako, a spokesman for the presidency, tweeted that...

Starving lions in Sudan zoo spark global concern (AP NEWS)

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At an impoverished, forlorn zoo in Sudan’s capital, the park’s few remaining lions are starving in rusted cages — their ribs protruding, eyes glassy and skin flaccid, desperate for food and water. The unsettling images, shared on social media by...

Egypt’s president to meet with Ethiopia PM over Nile dispute

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday he would meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia to discuss a dispute over a hydropower dam that the Horn of Africa country is building on the River Nile. A long-running diplomatic standoff over...

Mugabe gets low-key farewell in Zimbabwe home village

The remains of former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, who died on September 6, arrived in his home village on Monday for a subdued farewell at a dusty sports field after a weekend state funeral with African leaders in the capital. Mugabe, who died aged 95 on a...

Zimbabwe Declares Disaster Over Drought as Crop Output Drops

(Bloomberg) -- The Zimbabwean government has declared a state of disaster in all urban and rural areas following a drought that has cut crop output by more than half, the Civil Protection Unit said in the Government Gazette. The drought has affected more than 5.7...

Mourning for Zimbabwe’s Mugabe marred by dispute, stampede

By ANDREW MELDRUM and FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Pres Controversy over where and when former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried and a stampede which injured several people trying to view his body marred the mourning for the deceased leader Thursday. A...

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