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Female Leaders to Speak at UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS — Eight women – three vice presidents and five prime ministers – are scheduled to speak Friday at the United Nations General Assembly.“We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable – the women, the girls the minorities,” Slova…

Malians March Against ‘Foreign Meddling’ on Independence Day

An estimated 3,000 Malians marched Wednesday through the streets of Bamako on the country’s day of independence from France.Protesters, many of whom were against what they perceive as “foreign meddling,” marched in support of the military government, a…

Biden Opens Door to Sanctions Over Tigray Conflict

An executive order signed Friday by U.S. President Joe Biden seeks to slap harsh sanctions on all sides involved in the war in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region — including the governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea.In the order, Biden said the region had…

UN Withdraws Gabon Peacekeepers in Central African Republic

The United Nations is withdrawing 450 Gabonese peacekeepers from its mission in Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, Gabon’s government said Wednesday. “Following the numerous cases of allegations of exploit…

Guinea’s Junta Begins Meetings to Form Transitional Government

The junta that overthrew Guinea’s government more than a week ago began four days of meetings Tuesday that it says will result in the formation of a transitional government. The junta that ousted President Alpha Conde said it would consult in the cap…

In Conservative Somalia, A Rare Woman Presidential Candidate

The woman who broke barriers as the first female foreign minister and deputy prime minister in culturally conservative Somalia now aims for the country’s top office as the Horn of Africa nation moves toward a long-delayed presidential election.Parliame…