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Zimbabwe's protesting pastor freed by judgeA Zimbabwean court has ordered the release of an anti-government pastor arrested for circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems
The Associated Press1 hour ago
US urges South Sudan to seize last chance to save peace dealUS Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging South Sudan's leaders to seize "the last chance" to salvage the 2015 peace agreement and end the worsening violence that has forced 4 million people to flee their homes and left 7.6 million in desperate need of aid
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Ugandan lawmakers brawl in the Parliament in Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. A fight broke out in Uganda's parliament Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the president's decades-long hold on power. After opposition lawmakers accused some colleagues on the government side of carrying a gun, a brawl ensued in which lawmakers pushed and threw punches at each other. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Ugandan lawmakers in brawl over 'life presidency' billA fight broke out in Uganda's parliament Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the long-time leader's decades-long hold on power
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Kenyan riot police charge towards opposition protesters as they demonstrate in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Kenya police Tuesday lobbed tear gas to disperse protesters in front of the electoral commission offices as controversy erupted over who should conduct the new presidential elections. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya police tear gas protests over electoral commissionKenya police Tuesday dispersed protesters in front of the electoral commission offices as controversy erupted over who should conduct the new presidential elections
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Minister Lai Mohammed, the Information Minister and spokesperson for the Government of Nigeria during an Associated Press interview in London, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. Minister Lai Mohammed said Tuesday that Boko Haram used to administer a number of local governments and collect taxes but now has none under its control. He said the extremists used to be active in 10 states but are now confined to a much smaller space.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Nigerian gov't says Boko Haram contained; president fineNigeria's information minister says his country has greatly reduced the reach of Boko Haram extremists even though the group can still launch suicide attacks
The Associated Press5 hours ago
New Angolan leader takes oath after dos Santos' 38-year ruleAngolan President Joao Lourenco has taken the oath of office at a ceremony attended by predecessor Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down after ruling the oil-rich but impoverished country since 1979
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Dutch tourists robbed after leaving Johannesburg airportSouth African authorities say thieves in a vehicle with police markings robbed several dozen Dutch tourists who were traveling in a bus after leaving the main international airport in Johannesburg
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Official: 34 inmates escape prison in eastern CongoA local official says 34 prisoners escaped a prison in eastern Congo after breaking through brick walls during heavy rains
The Associated Press1 day ago
US military kills 17 ISIS militants in Libya airstrikesMilitary officials say 17 ISIS militants were killed in six airstrikes in Libya on Friday
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Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepersThe United Nations mission in Mali says 3 peacekeepers have been killed, 5 others wounded injured in an attack on a convoy
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo, women's rights activist and presidential candidate Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, is photographed next to a portrait of her father, business tycoon Assinapol Rwigara, at her home in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwandan police have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a women's rights activist, for alleged offenses against state security. Rwigara's mother and sister were also detained on the tax evasion charges and she is also being charged with forgery, Rwanda police said in a Twitter post Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo, File)
Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrestedRwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopia bans weapons at upcoming religious gatheringEthiopia has banned weapons at the upcoming Irrecha religious festival in order to avoid the violence that killed several dozen people last year
The Associated Press2 days ago
Anti-govt pastor in Zimbabwe arrested for video of shortagesPolice in Zimbabwe have arrested an anti-government pastor after he circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems
The Associated Press2 days ago
A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005A look at the various promises, recommendations for reforms to combat sexual abuse, exploitation within UN peacekeeping missions since 2005
The Associated Press3 days ago
Key findings from AP investigation of UN sex abuse in CongoAP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse and exploitation in Congo
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