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African Countries Set Meetings to Resolve Nile Dam Dispute

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have agreed to hold two technical meetings in coming weeks in an effort to resolve a number of issues revolving around a $5 billion dam project on …

African Artists Reclaim Homeland With Touring Exhibition

Berlin, Paris and London are common destinations for African artists seeking to establish their careers and build name recognition. But as they focus their attention on the West, they risk being forgotten at home. Such …

South Africa Destroys Seized Illicitly Imported Clothes at Peak Shopping Season

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s tax authority recently destroyed more than half-a-million dollars worth of illicitly imported goods � including more than 13,000 bales of clothing � just as many South Africans are staring down a …

Efforts to End Ethiopia’s Ruling Party Draw Criticism from Within

WASHINGTON – A decision by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to dissolve the ruling party months ahead of the 2020 national election has prompted criticism from the upper echelons of his own government.

In an …

Kenya to Remain with AU Mission in Somalia Amid Tensions

NAIROBI – Kenya’s president has said his forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia and leave the country when it’s secure and stable. The president’s statement came at a time Kenya’s …

Joyous Congolese Dances, Songs Enliven St. Peter’s Basilica

VATICAN CITY – Congolese dancing and singing enlivened St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, as Pope Francis celebrated a special mass for Catholics from the violence-wracked African nation and denounced arms suppliers for helping to fuel …

Global Protests in 2019: Demonstrators Around World Demand Reform

Corruption, poor economies, political autonomy and personal freedom are among the many issues driving demonstrators’ demands for reform around the world.

Algeria. In February, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced his intent to run for a …