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Trump Orders Most American Troops to Leave Somalia

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump’s orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad.

Without providing details, the Pentagon said …

COVID Pushing Least Developed Countries Over Edge, UN Says

GENEVA – The U.N. Conference on Trade and Development reports the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on most of the world’s 47 least developed countries whose economies have slumped to the lowest level in 30 years.

In this …

UN Ramps Up Aid as Ethiopian Refugees in Eastern Sudan Top 43,000

GENEVA – U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to review aid operations aimed at helping growing numbers of refugees fleeing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.  More than 43,000 Ethiopians have crossed the border

Former Niger President Mamadou Tandja Dies At Age 82

The West African nation of Niger is observing three days of national mourning following the death of former President Mamadou Tandja at the age of 82.

The government said Tuesday Tandja died in the capital, Niamey, but no cause of …

Surge in Africa COVID-19 Cases Due to Large Gatherings, WHO Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the continent of Africa surged past two million total COVID-19 cases this week because of large family gatherings, workplace interactions, and gatherings related to elections occurring in several countries.

The Africa Centers for Disease …

Warring Sides in Ethiopia Both Claim They Are Winning

Ethiopia predicted Wednesday it would soon defeat the Tigray People’s Liberation Front in the country’s northern region while the TPLF maintained it had secured military victories in a two-week war that threatened to further destabilize the Horn of Africa.

Army …