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US Cautious Over Claims Key IS African Leader Is Dead

WASHINGTON — Claims from Nigeria that the leader of one of the fastest-growing Islamic State terror group affiliates is dead are being met with extreme caution in the United States.Officials at the White House, Pentagon and State Department said Friday...

Sudan’s Prime Minister Presents Road Map Out of Crisis

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok on Friday unveiled a road map to end what he described as the country's "worst and most dangerous" political crisis in its two-year transition.Since a coup attempt in late September, Sudan's military and civilian ...

Pan African Film Festival Begins in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — The Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou returns to Burkina Faso this weekend after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.One Burkinabe director, who has made a film documenting a nursery for the infants ...

Nigerian Military Says Leader of IS-linked Group is Dead

LAGOS, NIGERIA — Nigeria's military claimed Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of an Islamic State-linked extremist group blamed for killing hundreds in the northeast, had died. There was no immediate confirmation from the militants.At a ne...

VOA Interview: US Ambassador to UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield returned to public service earlier this year when President Joe Biden nominated her to be the representative of the United States to the United Nations.The veteran diplomat had a 35-year career with the U.S. foreign s...

Police Shoot, Kill Pro-Democracy Protester in Eswatini

Police shot a protester to death Wednesday in Eswatini, the latest casualty in months of demonstrations that have left more than a dozen people dead.Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday that the man was killed during a clash between police and a gro...