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Aid groups say staffers killed in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — International aid groups said Friday that at least four staff members have been killed in the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, while Ethiopia and a frustrated United Nations aired differing views on a growing...

 

African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as the top public health official warned Thursday that "we are inevitably edging toward a second wave" of infections. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and...

 

Nobel win reflects 'hunger for international cooperation'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has fractured global alliances and go-it-alone has turned ugly, some world leaders say Friday's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the U.N. World Food Program was a commitment to the...

 

AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world's largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain: Funding commitments, for the virus and otherwise, h...

 

Protest versus Africa's 1st COVID-19 vaccine test shows fear

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protesters against Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is...

 

'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

KATITIKA, Kenya (AP) — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural com...

 

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and most stubborn of diseases. The southern African...

 

As troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, will aid stream out?

JEBUL SIRAJ, Afghanistan (AP) — The children will inherit any peace that comes to Afghanistan, if only they can live to see it. Whimpering and badly malnourished, they are among the most vulnerable in a country that remains one of the poorest in...

 

Taliban suicide blast in Kabul kills 14 people, 145 wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the...

 

Mozambique hit by new cyclone; 3 dead, flooding feared

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The second powerful cyclone to rip into Mozambique in just six weeks stunned residents Friday in a region where such storms had not been recorded in the modern era. Three deaths were reported from Cyclone Kenneth and the U.N....

 

Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations. The confirmed death toll in Zimbabwe, neighboring...

 

'Brace ourselves': Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of people killed in Mozambique and neighboring Zimbabwe and...

 

At site of Ethiopian plane crash, a pilgrimage of grief

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — In Ethiopia, an ancient land of pilgrimage, people are making a grim, new journey of grief. One by one, friends and families of the 157 people killed on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 came to the crash site Wednesday with...

 

US airstrike in Somalia kills about 60 al-Shabab fighters

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military on Tuesday announced its deadliest airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia in nearly a year, killing about 60 fighters. The U.S. Africa Command said Friday's airstrike occurred near the...

 

AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo. What now?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The global health community gulped Thursday with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million in Congo, bringing the latest outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever out of...

 

Trump's global gag rule goes far beyond abortion, groups say

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases,...

 

'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn't what people had hoped for. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would acc...

 

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