Africa

  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    Palm_oil-_you_are_%e2%80%9cconsuming_our_sweat_and_blood%e2%80%9d 2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...

  • A Look at Comet Neowise
    A_look_at_comet_neowise 2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
    LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain. On a recent weeken...

  • WHO Warns "No Return to Normal, It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse”
    Who_warns_%22no_return_to_normal__it%e2%80%99s_going_to_get_worse_and_worse_and_worse%e2%80%9d 2020-07-13 21:48:19 UTC
    MIAMI (AP) — The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it. “If the basics aren’t followed, the...

  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    Black_lives_matter_-_the_moment_to_change_the_world_is_right_now 2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public healt...

  • Rwanda Genocide Suspect Felicien Kabuga Arrested After Years on Run
    Rwanda_genocide_suspect_felicien_kabuga_arrested_after_years_on_run 2020-05-16 19:11:18 UTC
    <p>PARIS/KAMPALA (Reuters) - Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said.</p><p>The 84-year-old, who is Rwanda&rsquo;s most-wanted ...

  • COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
    Covid-19-_people_roll_up_their_sleeves_to_be_injected_with_vaccines 2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated. About 100 research groups are...

  • Coronavirus: Wild Animals Move Into Cities and Air Cleans Up
    Coronavirus-_air_cleans_up_and_wild_animals_move_into_cities 2020-04-22 06:47:38 UTC
    <p>An unplanned grand experiment is changing Earth.</p><p>As people across the globe stay home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, the air has cleaned up, albeit temporarily. Smog stopped choking New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, and India&rsquo;s getting views of si...

  • Trump's WHO Decision "Selfish, Short-Sighted and Wrong"
    Trump's_who_decision_%22selfish__short-sighted_and_wrong%22 2020-04-16 21:23:54 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Nations and health experts worldwide reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. They warned that the move could jeopardize global efforts to stop the coronavirus pandemic...

  • Zimbabweans Tell of Hopelessness Ahead of Fight With Coronavirus
    Zimbabweans_tell_of_hopelessness_ahead_of_fight_with_coronavirus 2020-03-30 21:01:51 UTC
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted secondhand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. People in one of the world’s most devastated nations are choosing daily survival over m...

  • Updates: Coronavirus Cases in Africa Near 5,000
    Updates-_coronavirus_cases_in_africa_near_5_000 2020-03-30 08:08:33 UTC
    <p>The Latest on the <a href="https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak">coronavirus</a> pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.</p><p>TOP OF THE H...

  • IMF: Global Economy Has Entered Recession, Worse Than 2008 Downturn
    Imf-_economy_has_entered_recession__worse_than_2008_downturn 2020-03-27 23:26:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recove...

  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    Half-million_coronavirus_infections_worldwide 2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC
    The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s bigge...

  • Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
    Coronavirus_cases_top_220_000_worldwide__9_000_dies 2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people...

  • Global Stocks Fall Sharply as Virus Cases Spread Around the World
    Global_stocks_fall_sharply_as_virus_cases_spread_around_the_world 2020-03-16 20:33:23 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply around the world Monday as the coronavirus forced huge swaths of the economy to the edge of a standstill, from parked airplanes to the nearly empty restaurant around the corner. The Dow industrials took a 2,999-point nosedive on Monday as fears deepen that ...

  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    World_health_organization_declares_coronavirus_crisis_is_now_a_pandemic 2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming l...

  • Coronavirus Outbreak Is Spreading Around the World
    Coronavirus_outbreak_is_spreading_around_the_world 2020-02-27 21:37:15 UTC
    <p>One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in a manner that&rsquo;s not been seen in recent times.&nbsp;</p><p>The spread of the vi...

  • Ebola Virus: WHO Vaccinates Over 1,300 People in Goma
    Ebola_virus-_who_vaccinates_over_1_300_people_in_goma 2019-08-11 16:00:28 UTC
    GOMA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, helping contain what many feared would be a rapid spread in an urban center. A year-long Ebola outbreak in eastern Democ...

  • Algeria’s President quits after Six Weeks of Mass Protests
    Algeria%e2%80%99s_president_quits_after_six_weeks_of_mass_protests 2019-04-02 21:51:36 UTC
    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20-year rule. Hundreds took to the streets of the capital after state media announc...

  • Mozambique's Cyclone Survivors Face Cholera
    Mozambique's_cyclone_survivors_face_cholera 2019-03-27 17:36:23 UTC
    BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) - Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first five cases of cholera in the wake of deadly Cyclone Idai. Thousands of people were trapped for more than a ...

  • Catastrophic Effects of Climate Change
    Catastrophic_effects_of_climate_change 2018-11-25 02:46:14 UTC
    (Reuters) - Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate. The congressionally mandated report, writ...

  • UNHCR: 4 million refugee children can't go to school
    4_million_refugee_children_around_the_world_can't_go_to_school 2018-09-23 22:16:47 UTC
    Four million refugee children around the world are excluded from education, according to a United Nations report. A solution should be to allow refugees to attend regular schools, the UNHCR has demanded. With more and more children forced to leave their homes, the number of refugees out of edu...

  • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies aged 80
    Former_un_secretary-general_kofi_annan_dies_aged_80 2018-08-19 06:04:34 UTC
    ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died...

  • Zimbabwe electoral commission declares Emmerson Mnangagwa winner of presidential election
    Zimbabwe's_president_orders_top_officials_to_declare_assets 2018-08-02 23:43:12 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a coup in November, on Friday won a poll marred by the deaths of six people in an army crackdown on opposition protests. Mnangagwa received 50.8 percent of the vote, while hi...

  • Nelson “Madiba” Mandela 100th birthday
    The_100th_anniversary_of_birth_of_nelson_mandela 2018-07-18 07:37:17 UTC
    “It always seems impossible, until it’s done!” This statement could have been made by Diddy or Cardi B. It could have been a lyric cleverly woven into a Drake song or tattooed across 50 Cent’s chest. But none of those examples are the origins of this statement. When Nelson “Madiba” Mandela utt...

  • Zimbabwe will hold first post-Mugabe elections on July 30
    Zimbabwe_sets_presidential_and_parliamentary_elections_on_july_30 2018-05-30 17:06:12 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, a vote he promises will be free and fair with international monitoring after the ouster of 94-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, who took power a...