Descendants of Sudan Jews hope to connect with Israel

KHARTOUM: In a corner of a shabby central Khartoum neighborhood, Hebrew-lettered gravestones jut up from a rubble-strewn plot, remnants of the small but vibrant...

Over 50 dead in fighting in Darfur

KHARTOUM: At least 50 people have been killed in four days of violence in Sudan's Darfur, medics said yesterday in a revised toll. El...

More than 1,800 prisoners escape after gang attack on Nigeria jail

ABUJA: More than 1,800 inmates have escaped after a heavily armed gang attacked a prison in southern Nigeria using explosives, correctional authorities said Monday,...

‘Significant’ number of militants killed in Palma battle

MAPUTO: Mozambique's military said Sunday a "significant" number of militants had been killed during a battle over a key northern town and gas hub...

A decade on, women recount horrors of Ivory Coast massacres

ABIDJAN: Odette Klahon took the witness stand, her burgundy red wrap a sign of mourning, then recounted the violence a decade ago that left...

Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-Haftar fighters

ZAWIYAH, Libya: Authorities in western Libya released 120 fighters from a rival eastern force on Wednesday, the latest move towards reconciliation in a UN-backed...

Niger troops foil ‘attempted coup’

NIAMEY: Elite troops in Niger thwarted an "attempted coup" early yesterday, a security source said, just two days before the historic inauguration of Mohamed...

Joy as megaship refloated, Suez Canal reopens

SUEZ, Egypt: The MV Ever Given was refloated and the Suez Canal reopened to traffic yesterday, sparking relief almost a week after the huge...

Dozens killed in Mozambique Islamist attack

MAPUTO: Dozens of people were killed in coordinated jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique's Palma town, the government said on Sunday, four days after the...

S Africa’s rail stations in ruins after COVID lockdown plunder

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's railway infrastructure has been ravaged during coronavirus lockdown, with thieves plundering anything from cables and handrails to bricks and doors. In...

Deaths in Egypt building collapse climb to 25

CAIRO: Egyptian state media said yesterday that at least 25 people were killed in a 10-storey building collapse in Cairo the day before, revising...

Optimism amid salvage efforts as megaship still stuck in Suez

SUEZ, Egypt: Hope rose yesterday salvage efforts would free a mammoth container ship blocking the Suez Canal for six days, crippling international trade and...

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