Sudan Protesters Take the Train to Support Demonstrators

KHARTOUM Piled onto the roof of a train or packed inside, hundreds of protesters from the birthplace of the uprising that toppled Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir rolled into Khartoum on Tuesday to support activists …

China’s Growing Interest in Middle East Sets Off US Alarm Bells

China pledged $23 billion in loans and aid to Middle Eastern countries last year and signed another $28 billion in investment for infrastructure and construction projects. As Chinese influence and business spread across the region, …

Morocco Trains Foreign Students in Its Practice of Moderate Islam

RABAT Naminata Koulibaly, 30, receives training in a Moroccan Muslim teaching institute, founded by King Mohammed VI in 2015, and hopes to return to her home in Ivory Coast better equipped to advise women on …

Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

LONDON The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.

Although the vaccine only protects about …

Mali’s Keita Names Finance Minister as New PM

BAMAKO Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed finance minister Boubou Cisse as prime minister on Monday, days after the government resigned following pressure to respond to the vigilante massacre of about 160 Fulani herders which …

5 Algerian Billionaires Arrested in Anti-Graft Investigation

ALGIERS Five Algerian billionaires, some of them close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, state TV said on Monday.

They were later …

Sudan’s Military Warns Protesters to Clear Barricades as Talks Break Down

KHARTOUM Tensions are rising between Sudan’s military and protesters who have held a weeks-long sit-in around army headquarters in Khartoum. The protesters have vowed to stay until the country returns to civilian rule.

Sudan’s transitional …