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US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremistsUS-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists in raid that frees child conscripts
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE- In this Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 file photo, Former Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh departs at Banjul airport in Gambia. In the year since the world marvelled at the fall of African dictator Jammeh, the tiny nation of Gambia has risen from the shadows of his "rule of fear" with its arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
A year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadowsA year after Jammeh's exit, Gambia emerges from the shadows; 'Time to rebuild a country'
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Crowds jostle for holy water as Ethiopia celebrates EpiphanyCrowds jostle for holy water as Ethiopia's Orthodox Christians mark Timkat, or Epiphany
The Associated Press16 hours ago
President Donald Trump walks along to colonnade to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as he returns from Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaignsTrump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns; Botswana a 'waterhole' country
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2009 file photo, Senior Zimbabwean MDC opposition official Roy Bennett, right, and his wife Heather, relax at a friends home in Mutare about 200 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe, following his release from prison. A fiery helicopter crash killed Bennett and his wife, while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's sideZimbabwe mourns white farmer and opposition leader Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side
The Associated Press21 hours ago
New UNICEF chief to engage private sector to help childrenNew UNICEF chief to engage private sector to help children; makes South Sudan her 1st stop
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2009, file photo, shows Senior Zimbabwean MDC opposition official Roy Bennett, left, and his wife Heather, relax at a friends home in Mutare about 200 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe, following his release from prison. A fiery helicopter crash killed Bennett and his wife, while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.
Helicopter crash claims Texas investor, decorated pilotsHelicopter crash in New Mexico claims wealthy Texas investor and decorated pilots
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2009 file photo, Senior Zimbabwean MDC opposition official Roy Bennett, right, and his wife Heather, relax at a friends home in Mutare about 200 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe, following his release from prison. A fiery helicopter crash killed Bennett and his wife, while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader, had been on their way to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and killed five people aboard
The Associated Press1 day ago
Dozens of ex-US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsiderDozens of former US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider view of the continent
The Associated Press1 day ago
28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high amid civil war, UN report says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, center in military uniform, greets relatives of prison wardens during a graduation ceremony in the capital Kampala Thursday Jan. 18, 2018. Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country. (AP Photo Stephen Wandera))
Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 yearsUganda's president to sign death warrants again after 19 years; plans to 'hang a few'
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa prosecutors urged to act in apartheid-era deathSouth Africa prosecutors urged to act in apartheid-era torture, murder of activist
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxillia, right, leave after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe  Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June 2018, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Zimbabwe's leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or JuneZimbabwe leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or June; pressured to deliver credible vote
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa's Ramaphosa denounces graft before Davos forumSouth Africa's deputy president urges state prosecutors to target suspects in corruption scandals, some of which have been linked to a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma
The Associated Press1 day ago
EU suspends Kenya water conservation funding over killingThe European Union has suspended funding for conservation of Kenya's natural water towers after a tribesman was shot and killed by government forest service guards
The Associated Press2 days ago
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