CONAKRY, Guinea | 2 dead in continuing unrest in W. African country of Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea— Two young men were fatally shot amid continuing political unrest following the disputed results of this West African country’s first municipal elections in 13 years, authorities said Thursday. The two were killed at a demonstration in the capital city of Conakry on Wednesday night, according to police and opposition officials. Protesters have called … Continue reading CONAKRY, Guinea | 2 dead in continuing unrest in W. African country of Guinea

NEW YORK | Trump: First lady to visit 4 African countries in October

NEW YORK  — President Donald Trump says his wife, Melania, will visit four African nations in October. But he’s leaving it to the first lady to name the countries she plans to visit on what will be her first solo international mission. The president was asked about Mrs. Trump‘s trip Wednesday as he arrived at … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump: First lady to visit 4 African countries in October

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania | EU recalls Tanzania ambassador amid calls for gay

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania— The European Union has recalled its ambassador to Tanzania, citing “the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in the country.” A statement emailed to The Associated Press says the EU will be reviewing its relations with this East African country. The statement does not cite specific issues … Continue reading DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania | EU recalls Tanzania ambassador amid calls for gay

NAIROBI, Kenya | Tanzania to crack down on gays; asks public for information

NAIROBI, Kenya— A Tanzanian regional official says authorities are cracking down on homosexuality as part of a wider drive against prostitution and immorality. Paul Makonda, Regional Commissioner for Dar es Salaam, said they had received an overwhelming response for their call to the public to out gays and prostitution rings. Makonda said the goal is … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Tanzania to crack down on gays; asks public for information

Rwanda, Uganda trade claims over treatment of refugees

KIGALI, Rwanda  /February 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — More than a month after he was allegedly tortured by members of Uganda’s secret service, Rwandan citizen Fidel Gatsinzi is still limping from his injuries. Gatsinzi claims he was arrested by security agents after visiting his son at a Ugandan university in December and that 12 days of … Continue reading Rwanda, Uganda trade claims over treatment of refugees

BERLIN | German parliament moves to deter migrants from 4 nations

BERLIN —Jan 18, 2019—German lawmakers have approved a government plan to declare three North African nations and Georgia safe countries of origin, a move meant to deter migrants from those countries and streamline the handling of asylum applications. Parliament’s lower house on Friday voted 509-138, with four abstentions, to back declaring Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and … Continue reading BERLIN | German parliament moves to deter migrants from 4 nations

WASHINGTON | US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants to see an increase in U.S. investment and trade in Africa as part of a new strategy aimed at countering China’s growing influence on the continent National security adviser John Bolton is expected to lay out priorities Thursday for what the administration calls “the continent of the future” during … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US seeks to counter growing Chinese influence in Africa

JOHANNESBURG | WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress

JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines. The WHO said Monday that there were about 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up 2 million from the previous year. In contrast, the number of malaria cases had dropped … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress