Africa

The Weeknd and BTS hope to raise billions for Global Citizen

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NEW YORK — The Weeknd, BTS and Billie Eilish will take part in Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event on Sept. 21 that's intended...

Rioting, looting continues in South Africa, deaths up to 32

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's rioting continued Tuesday with the death toll rising to 32 as police and the military struggle to quell the looting...

6 dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG — Six people have been killed and 219 arrested amid escalating violence during rioting that broke out following the imprisonment of South Africa's...

South Africa ramps up vaccine drive, too late for this surge

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JOHANNESBURG — Some in wheelchairs, others on canes, hundreds of South Africans waited recently on the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking garage to...

Egypt court upholds life sentence for 10 Islamists

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Cairo — Egypt's highest appeals court upheld on Sunday the sentencing of ten leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, including the group's head, to...

South Africa faces rioting over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG — Violent rioting has erupted in two South African provinces against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, with supporters blocking roads and...

Abortion drama from Chad stirs Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France — Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, whose drama “Lingui” has been a standout of the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, has a unique...

Violence erupts over jailing of South Africa’s ex-president

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MOOI RIVER, South Africa — Supporters of former South African president Jacob Zuma are protesting his imprisonment, burning trucks, commercial property, and blocking major...

Pope tells South Sudan leaders to make sacrifices for peace

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ROME — Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the 10th anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on Friday by urging its...

Ethiopia says all aid flights to Tigray must be searched

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s government on Friday said all flights carrying aid to its embattled Tigray region must go through its capital for inspection...