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Member of counterfeit CD and DVD ring gets 5 yearsA Senegalese man has been sentenced to serve five years in prison for his participation in an Atlanta counterfeit DVD and CD ring
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this photo taken Sunday, March 19, 2017, Rosa Lyo eats fruit at a camp for those who were previously displaced by fighting, near a church in Rajaf, South Sudan. As the world marks World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 more than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. (Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis via AP)
African governments urged to spend more on clean waterThe World Water Council says nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Zimbabwe opposition groups protest over 2018 electionZimbabwe opposition groups protest over 2018 election, fearing attempts to rig it
The Associated Press16 hours ago
8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials8 killed as suicide bombers target northeastern Nigerian city, officials say
The Associated Press19 hours ago
An injured man is assisted after a suicide car bomb attack that targeted a check point in Mogadishu, Somalia, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The car bomb exploded Tuesday at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace in the capital after soldiers tried to stop the car and the bomber tried to speed through the checkpoint, killing a number of people, police said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Car bomb kills 6 near Somalia presidential palace: OfficialCar bomb kills at least 6 near Somalia's presidential palace, city official says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Attack in central Nigeria kills at least 17, official saysAttack in central Nigeria kills at least 17, official says; tensions between herdsmen, farmers
The Associated Press1 day ago
Western Sahara wants AU to sanction Morocco after no-showWestern Sahara wants African Union to sanction Morocco after skipping meeting on territory
The Associated Press1 day ago
U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous speaks to the media in Juba, South Sudan, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will deploy within a few weeks, Ladsous said Tuesday during a visit to the country's capital. (AP Photo/Bullen Chol)
1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN1st units of South Sudan regional protection force arrive within weeks: UN peacekeeping chief
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 electionZimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 vote, say election chief is helping Mugabe
The Associated Press1 day ago
Boko Haram leader in new video vows to establish caliphateBoko Haram leader in new video vows to establish Islamic caliphate across West Africa
The Associated Press1 day ago
Trees toppled at Ghana waterfall during storm, killing 19Officials in Ghana say a rainstorm toppled trees onto people at the Kintampo Waterfall, killing at least 19, most of them students who were visiting and swimming at the tourist site north of the capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew surviveA passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, said an airport official
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kenya: 11 people killed in fighting fueled by droughtKenyan officials say 11 people died over the weekend in violence in the center of the country between two herding communities that was fueled by a drought that has affected about half the country
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 8, 2017, a young girl carries clean water home from a water treatment point built by UNICEF in Torit, South Sudan. As World Water Day approaches on March 22, more than 5 million people in South Sudan, do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to the UNICEF. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
PHOTOS: Daily hunt for water affects millions of AfricansPHOTOS: More than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF
The Associated Press2 days ago
Crew members wave from aboard the Aris 13 oil tanker, which was released by pirates after negotiations by officials and local elders, during a visit by officials in Bossaso, in Somalia's semiautonomous northeastern state of Puntland, Sunday, March 19, 2017.  The captain of the tanker Nicholas Anthony said Sunday he is grateful for efforts by the semiautonomous Puntland state in northern Somalia to secure their release. (AP Photo)
Ship hijacked and then freed by Somali pirates, at safe portThe captain of the crew of a Comoros-flagged oil tanker that was hijacked and then released by Somali pirates said he feels like he was "dead and born," after the ship reached a port in northern Somalia
The Associated Press3 days ago
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