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Sudan takes control of borders with Ethiopia

KHARTOUM Sudan’s foreign minister on Thursday said his country has taken control of the entire borders with Ethiopia. In a news conference, Omar Qamar al-Din said: “The Sudanese army took control...

'Africa actively working to secure COVID-19 vaccines'

ANKARA The African continent has been actively working to secure vaccines against the novel coronavirus amid a surge in case numbers, the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control...

Russia warns against call to war by Libya's Haftar

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Wednesday against resumption of hostilities in Libya. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Siala,...

Ethiopia: Banking services resume in Tigray capital

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Banking services in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's northernmost region Tigray, resumed on Monday, more than a month after they were disrupted when the federal government launched...

Central African Republic soldiers flee to Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon At least 117 Central African Republic's (CAR) soldiers have found refuge in neighboring Cameroon following repeated rebel attacks in their country, Cameroonian authorities told Anadolu Agency on Monday. Gregoire...

Rwandan woman’s plight casts light on ‘shadow pandemic’

KIGALI, Rwanda A 33-year-old Rwandan woman has broken her silence about domestic violence, calling for justice after she was allegedly battered by her husband for years. The ordeal of the woman,...

UN: Violence escalating in Central African Republic

YAOUNDE, Cameroon The UN Human Rights Office has warned of "escalating violence" in the Central African Republic (CAR) ahead of general elections in the country. Presidential and general elections are slated...

Ethiopia arrests officials over ethnic massacres

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Ethiopian authorities have arrested at least five federal and regional officials in connection with the ongoing killings of civilians by gunmen in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region.   Scores of...

Ethiopia: Scores massacred in region bordering Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Scores of innocent civilians were massacred in the Bulen district in Metekel Zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state Wednesday, according to witness accounts. The Amhara Mass Media Agency...

‘Tunisia detains 17 Egyptian fishermen’

ISTANBUL Tunisian authorities have detained 17 Egyptian fishermen, officials in Cairo informed on Saturday. In a statement, Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) quoted Mahmoud Abbas, assistant foreign minister for consular affairs...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...