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French reporter kidnapped by jihadist rebels in north Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The chief of Reporters Without Borders says that French journalist Olivier Dubois was kidnapped April 8 while working in Mali’s northern city of Gao. A video was...

Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in nation's east

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo has declared an end to the latest Ebola outbreak that killed six people in its east. Congo’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani on Mon...

Thousands demonstrate in Chad against military transition

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Thousands protested and two people were killed in Chad Tuesday in demonstrations against the rule of a transitional military council headed by the son of the late President Idri...

Chad holds funeral for late president amid rebel threat

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad’s slain President Idriss Deby Itno is being buried Friday near his hometown after a state funeral in the capital, N’Djamena. The country faces an uncerta...

Chad president Deby dies in battle at 68 after 3-decade rule

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — President Idriss Deby Itno, who ruled Chad for more than 30 years and became an important ally to Western nations in the fight against Islamic extremism in Africa, has been kill...

African leaders call for climate financing acceleration

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — African leaders rallied Tuesday in a virtual summit calling for scaled-up actions and financing to combat the effects of climate change that are already being felt in the contine...

Equatorial Guinea declares 3 days of mourning for 105 dead

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Equatorial Guinea’s government has declared the coastal city of Bata an “area of catastrophe” saying it has activated urgent measures to help those affected by blasts Sunday that...

Death toll from explosions in Equatorial Guinea rises to 98

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The death toll from a series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea rose by dozens to at least 98 killed after more bodies were recovered, t...

Violent Senegal protests supporting opposition leader kill 1

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Days of violent protests in Senegal have killed at least one person, local reports say, as young people take to the streets nationwide in support of the main opposition leader wh...

Nigeria receives nearly 4 million vaccines from COVAX

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, the third and largest delivery so far to an African country by the global COVAX initiativ...

Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

GUSAU, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state’s governor said Tues...

Ivory Coast begins its vaccination campaign with COVAX doses

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast has begun giving shots to inoculate against COVID-19 with vaccines delivered last week by the global COVAX initiative, which was created to ensure that low- and...

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and ...

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive vaccines acquired through the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative with a delivery Wednesday of 600,000 doses of the As...

Congo, Italy dispatch investigators into ambassador's death

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — An Italian Carabinieri unit is expected in Congo Tuesday to investigate the killings of the Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their driver i...