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Egypt seeks cash, prestige boost with 'new Suez Canal'

The new 72-kilometre (45-mile) waterway, built in less than a year at a cost of $9 billion (7.9 billion euros), runs part of the way alongside the existing canal connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.  By - (AFP) Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt is set to inaugurate a "new Suez Canal" waterway touted as an achievement rivalling the digging of the original, as it seeks to boost both its economy and international standing. ...

Over 550 migrants rescued off Italy, five found dead: MSF

Migrants sit in line after disembarking from a ship in the port of Catania on the coast of Sicily on June 8, 2015.  By Giovanni Isolino (AFP/File) Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Rome (AFP) - More than 550 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean arrived in Sicily on Monday aboard a ship operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which also carried the bodies of five people who d ...

Niger's National Day

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 3, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the people o ...

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Burundi

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK, August 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General notes with great concern the continuing deterioration of the security environment in Burundi following an electoral ...

State Minister Kiuchi Visits Benin and Seychelles

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

TOKYO, Japan, August 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- 1. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi will be visiting Benin and Seychelles from July 31 to August 3. 2. In Benin and ...

UNHCR helps Congolese return home by air from Central African Republic

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The UN refugee agency has today launched an airlift to repatriate more than 600 refugees to the Democratic Republic of the Cong ...

Burundi rights activist wounded in shooting

Human rights activist Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, pictured on March 19, 2015, was seriously injured in a shooting in Bujumbura Monday.  By Carl de Souza (AFP/File) Monday, August 3, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Tensions soared in Burundi on Monday as a leading human rights activist was wounded in a shooting just a day after a top general and right-hand man to President Pierre Nkur ...

11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp: government

A Malian soldier runs for cover as he fights after clashes erupted in the city of Gao on February 21, 2013.  By Frederic Lafargue (AFP/File) Monday, August 3, 2015

Bamako (AFP) - Eleven soldiers were killed Monday in a "terrorist" attack on their camp in northern Mali's Timbuktu region, said a government statement. "The toll is 11 guards killed, one wounded," ...

Leading Burundian activist injured in shooting: NGO sources

Human rights activist Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, pictured on March 19, 2015, was seriously injured in a shooting in Bujumbura Monday.  By Carl de Souza (AFP/File) Monday, August 3, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, a well-known human rights defender in restive Burundi, was seriously injured in a shooting in the capital on Monday, civil society activists told AF ...

Boko Haram 'kill 10' in raid on Nigeria village

Nigerian soldiers claim they cleared Boko Haram militants from the northeastern state of Yobe after reclaiming the town of Goniri, on March 16, 2015.  By  (Nigerian army/AFP) Friday, July 31, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 10 people were killed when Boko Haram Islamist g ...

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Nigeria military poorly equipped to fight Boko Haram: military chief

Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, pictured on February 19, 2015, was sacked this month along with the entire military top brass who served under President Buhari's predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File) Friday, July 31, 2015

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's military is underfunded and poorly equipped in its battl ...

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Burundi opposition leader takes top parliament job despite months of unrest

Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa is elected deputy head of the national parliament thanks to support from the ruling party.  By Carl de Souza (AFP/File) Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Burundi's main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was T ...

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Female suicide bomber kills six in NE Nigeria market: witnesses

A taxi burned out in the blast in Maiduguri on July 31, 2015 after a female suicide bomber targeted a market in the Nigerian city.  By  (AFP) Friday, July 31, 2015

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Six people were killed Friday in a suicide bomb blast in ...

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Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon to discuss Boko Haram fight

Muhammadu Buhari (right) with Cameroon President Paul Biya on Buharis arrival at the airport in Yaounde on July 29, 2015.  By Reinnier Kaze (AFP) Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yaoundé (AFP) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in neighbouring Came ...

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Kenya marathon stars march for peace

Picture released by Aegis Trust on July 14, 2015 shows former New York marathon champion Tegla Loroupe (C) handing out a trophy and 'Walk-for-Peace' merchandise to a participant.  By HO (AEGIS TRUST/AFP/File) Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kainuk (Kenya) (AFP) - John Kelai became a runner to escape a hard and dangerous ...

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