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Revolutionary squads guard Sudan’s bakeries to battle corruption

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - As bakers in flour-stained clothes knead dough and slide trays of loaves into ovens in Sudan’s capital, a cluster of yellow-vested...

‘Nothing left’: Kenyan mother’s fields stripped by locust swarm

KYUSO, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan farmer Mwende Kimanzi said planes started spraying as soon as the swarm of desert locusts appeared but it was...

Somali militants kill 12 soldiers in attack on base, say officials

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist al Shabaab militants killed at least 12 Somali soldiers and briefly captured a military base southwest of the capital on...

Pompeo takes veiled swipe at China on final leg of Africa trip

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a veiled swipe at China during a speech to Ethiopian business leaders on...

Pompeo closes Africa tour with warning about China’s ’empty promises’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday closed a three-nation Africa tour with a thinly-veiled swipe at China as he talked up Washington’s...

Uganda army fights voracious desert locusts

Under a warm morning, sun scores of weary soldiers stare as millions of yellow locusts rise into the northern Ugandan sky, despite hours spent...

Malaysia never ruled out ‘murder-suicide plot’ by MH370 pilot, says former PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has never ruled out the possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could have been downed by a suicidal...

Turkey’s Erdogan says main opposition should be probed for Gulen links

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the main opposition party should be investigated for possible links to the U.S.-based...

U.N. tries to salvage Libya talks after government announces pullout

GENEVA/CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Nations sought to salvage talks over a ceasefire for Libya on Wednesday, after the government based in Tripoli announced...

Merkel: I won’t interfere in search for next leader of my party

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she would not interfere in the search for the next leader of her...

Outgoing Iraqi PM warns he will walk away if successor’s government is not approved soon

(Reuters) - Iraq’s outgoing prime minister urged political leaders on Wednesday to quickly approve his designated successor’s cabinet and warned he would walk away...

Black box of Ukraine plane downed in Iran noticeably damaged- Iran defence minister

DUBAI (Reuters) - The black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down accidentally in Iran last month is significantly damaged, Iran’s defence minister...

Turkey threatens action on Syria as Russian-backed government offensive pushes towards border

ANKARA/AMMAN (Reuters) - Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds...

Bloomberg to make his debut on Democratic presidential debate stage in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Michael Bloomberg will make a high-risk debut on the Democratic debate stage in Nevada on Wednesday, joining five presidential rivals...

Sierra Leone gangster leaves streets for life of poetry

FREETOWN (Reuters) - In his poem “Rough Path”, Yousef Kamara reflects on his years selling drugs and stealing as the leader of a street...

Every Child Under ‘Immediate Threat’ From Climate, Poor Diet – UN

  The world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet, a landmark UN report said Wednesday,...

Coronavirus Death Toll Surges Past 2,000 – Govt

  The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases...