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UN Says Poor Countries a Dumping Ground for Used Cars

GENEVA – A United Nations report finds millions of substandard cars that pose safety, health and environmental hazards are exported every year from developed countries to developing countries, largely in Africa.

The U.N. Environment Program reports 14 million used cars, …

Cameroon Says Separatist Attack on School Kills 4

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Armed men attacked a school in Cameroon’s southwestern town of Kumba on Saturday, killing at least four children and wounding at least 15 others.

No one claimed responsibility, but the government blamed separatists who had ordered that …

Ethiopia Blasts Trump Remark That Egypt Will ‘Blow Up’ Dam

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia on Saturday denounced “belligerent threats” over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Blue Nile River, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it has

Guinea Braces for More Unrest as Opposition Challenges Election Results

CONAKRY, GUINEA – The West African nation of Guinea is bracing for more postelection unrest after the country’s Election Commission on Saturday declared full preliminary results showing President Alpha Conde was reelected for a third term.

The commission said Conde …

Deal to Normalize Ties With Israel Stirs Opposition in Sudan

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – Prominent political factions in Sudan have rejected a deal brokered with the help of the United States to take steps to normalize ties with Israel.

The agreement was sealed Friday in a call between U.S. President Donald …

Roads Blocked in Nigeria in Defiance of President’s Call for Calm

Major roads in Lagos, Nigeria were blocked Friday by groups of people armed with knives and sticks, many of whom were angered by the president’s speech that appealed for calm but failed to denounce the police killing of peaceful protesters