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6 bodies recovered from river in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda  At least six bodies of people who drowned in Sezibwa River, Central Uganda when their boat capsized were retrieved on Sunday. Among the deceased is a mother and her...

Uganda: Fire engulfs top university campus

JOHANNESBURG A fire on Sunday engulfed the campus of one of Africa's top universities in Uganda's capital Kampala. "The fire brigade is on ground. Everyone is trying their best. The fire...

Zimbabwe: Poor good Samaritans rescue homeless children

MOUNT HAMPDEN, Zimbabwe At times, destitute children sleep at her shack, packed inside her thatched kitchen hut. But more often homeless children just want to feed from the poor good Samaritan...

COVID-19: Nigeria reopens houses of worship in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria  Nigeria announced Saturday the immediate reopenings of worship centers, cinemas and gyms in Lagos. The move comes six months after they were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor...

Russia sends 400 war criminal mercenaries to Libya

KAMISLI/ANKARA  Russia sent 400 pro-regime militias from Syria’s northeastern Qamisli region to Libya to fight for warlord Khalifa Haftar in exchange for money. Russia continues to strengthen the ranks of the...

Libyan commander rejects Haftar deal on oil production

TRIPOLI, Libya  A Libyan military commander on Saturday rejected a deal announced by eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar and Ahmed Maiteeq, the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, on the resumption...

South Sudan: ‘Sacking officials not enough to attend economic woes’

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s recent decision to roll heads in the Finance Ministry has not enthused experts, who are demanding structural and institutional reforms to address...

Nigerian forces kill 16 Boko Haram terrorists

ABUJA, Nigeria Nigerian troops killed 16 members of the Boko Haram terror group in the northeast, a top defense official said Friday.   Defense Ministry spokesman John Enenche said terrorists were killed...

Libya: Haftar lifts blockade on oil production, export

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Friday announced lifting the blockade on oil production and its export. This came in a televised speech by Haftar, hours after the Libyan National Oil...

COVID-19: Africa sees 82% recovery rate for 3rd week

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia For the third week in a row, Africa has registered an 82% recovery rate among coronavirus patients, the head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and...

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Archeologists discover sun disk in NW Turkey

EDIRNE, Turkey  Archeologists in northwestern Turkey discovered a sun disk on a rock altar Friday in the ancient Thracian settlements.  Engin Beksac, head of the art...

Mali swears in transitional president after coup

LOME, Togo Bah N'daw, the president of Mali's transition, was sworn in Friday on promises of good management of public resources and a merciless war...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Sept. 26, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Coronavirus...

Climate change denying school to African children: NGO

ANKARA Heavy floods because of climate change in sub-Sahara Africa have forced thousands of children from school or caused a delay to the start of...

EU downplays optimistic reports of Brexit breakthrough

LONDON  EU sources downplayed reports in the British media Friday that chances of a Brexit deal were looking more optimistic, the Guardian reported.EU chief negotiator...