Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to journalists at parliament in Ankara, Feb. 19, 2020.
Turkey's president criticizes the European Union's decision to launch a maritime effort focused on enforcing the UN arms embargo around Libya, accusing European nations that agreed to the operation of 'interfering in the region'
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Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:06
Ranger Gabriel Lesoipa is surrounded by desert locusts as he and a ground team relay the coordinates of the swarm to a plane spraying pesticides, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya, Feb. 1, 2020.
Insects have made their way to South Sudan from neighboring Uganda and Kenya, prompting officials to plan counter-measures
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Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:10
Lesotho Wool Industry Crisis Plunges Farmers into Despair
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Wool industry has been rocked in recent years after Lesotho's government struck a deal with a Chinese entrepreneur that turned the wool export business into monopoly
Anita Powell
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:35
Lesotho wool industry
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Recent change in Southern African nation's system of brokering exports has created havoc in this industry, forcing many farmers into despair and destitution
Anita Powell
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:12
A man looks at a bus which was ambushed by gunmen in the Nyongoro area of Lamu county, near the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya…
Such attacks have brought education to a near-standstill in Kenya's Mandera, Garissa and Wajir counties
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Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:32
Map of Northwest and Southwest regions, Cameroon
Witnesses say 40 armed men and members of the security and defense forces attacked the village, killing 23 people including children and pregnant women
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 07:52
Sudan's former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir stands guarded inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 19, 2019.
In the latest court development, Sudan’s ousted ruler, Omar al-Bashir, is being questioned for money laundering in connection with financing Islamist groups
Salem Solomon
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:56
A smoke rises from a port of Tripoli after being attacked in Tripoli, Libya February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Elumami
The UN-supported government in Libya says that it has suspended its participation in military talks in Geneva following an attack on the port of Tripoli, 'until firm positions are taken' by the world powers against Hifter and 'the countries that support him'
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:30
A supporter for Malawi's ruling party carries a placard which denounces the verdict by the Constitutional Court which nullifed the May presidential elections, in Blantyre, Feb. 17, 2020. (Lameck Masina/VOA)
DPP officials say the verdict demonstrated high levels of hypocrisy
Lameck Masina
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:12
Young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, Feb. 5, 2020.
Officials say the worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:04
Map of Northwest and Southwest regions, Cameroon
Witnesses in the country’s Northwest region say around two dozen people were killed last Friday when government forces invaded a village suspected of being used by separatist forces as a hideout
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:34
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the African…
Pompeo's first official visit to Africa aims to strengthen commercial ties and revamp America’s presence on the continent in countering China's growing dominance
Simon Marks
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:26
Uganda Deploys Army to Battle East Africa’s Locust Invasion
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The pests are laying countless eggs that are expected to hatch within weeks, raising concerns among farmers that the worst is yet to come
Halima Athumani
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:39
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell talks to journalists during a news conference following an EU foreign ministers' meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 17, 2020.
Doubts abound that new arms embargo mission will have much impact; others warns any naval presence would encourage more would-be migrants to undertake new Mediterranean crossings
Jamie Dettmer
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:26
Uganda Deploys Army to Battle East Africa’s Locust Invasion
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Pests are laying countless eggs that are expected to hatch within weeks, raising concerns among farmers that the worst is yet to come
Halima Athumani
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:07