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Morocco’s Female Landowners Give Ivanka Trump a Warm Welcome

SIDI KACEM, Morocco – Visiting Morocco for the first time, Ivanka Trump received a warm welcome Thursday from women in a region of the country where they are benefiting from changes that allow them to own land.

One woman expressed …

South Sudan Rival Leaders Delay New Government by 100 Days

KAMPALA, UGANDA – South Sudan’s president and chief rebel leader have agreed to postpone formation of a transitional unity government for 100 days beyond a November 12 deadline.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced the delay Thursday on Twitter after hosting …

Ambush on Mining Company Convoy Kills 37 in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday.

Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 miles …

Zimbabwe Government Workers Protest Low Salaries

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s state workers took to the streets Wednesday to protest their low salaries and high inflation that are making it hard for them to survive. The government says it is aware of the workers’ plight, but does not …

Ugandan Opposition Politician Recounts Police Ordeal

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Longtime Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says police launched a deliberate attack on him Monday as he tried to attend an opposition party function. Police say the use of force was reasonable as Besigye was engaged in …

Nigerian Police Free 259 People From Islamic Institution

Nigerian police have freed 259 people from an Islamic rehabilitation center in the southwestern city of Ibadan, police said on Tuesday, taking the number rescued from abusive institutions since September to nearly 1,500.

Images from local TV station TVC taken …