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Malawi's new president urges all to root out corruptionMalawi’s newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera has been inaugurated Monday at small ceremony, following a last-minute change from a stadium event, in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A member of the public waits to be tested for the coronavirus in Bujumbura, Burundi Monday, July 6, 2020. Burundi launched a campaign of mass screening for COVID-19 on Monday in the country's largest city Bujumbura, indicating that the new president Evariste Ndayishimiye is implementing policies to combat the spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)
Burundi starts taking COVID-19 seriously, begins screeningBurundi launched a campaign of mass screening for COVID-19 on Monday, indicating that the new president is changing policies to more assertively combat the spread of the disease
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Kenyans protest cop who allegedly killed man over sanitizerResidents of a small town in western Kenya set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles after a police officer allegedly killed a man over a dispute about hand sanitizer
The Associated Press16 hours ago
An ill man is helped to hospital during a nurses protests in Harare, Monday, July, 6, 2020. Thousands of nurses working in public hospitals stopped reporting for work in mid-June, part of frequent work stoppages by health workers who earn less than $50 a month and allege they are forced to work without adequate protective equipment. On Monday, dozens of nurses wearing masks and their white and blue uniforms gathered for protests at some of the country’s biggest hospitals in the capital, Harare, and the second-largest city of Bulawayo.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe nurses protest; South Africa reopens some classes At least 12 nurses were arrested in Zimbabwe on Monday when they were demonstrating against their working conditions, complaining that they do not have adequate protective gear to safely treat COVID-19 patients
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, April 18, 2020 file photo, a pilot and crew members of South African Airways go through the security check in Frankfurt, Germany. African nations face a difficult choice as infections are rapidly rising: Welcome the international flights that originally brought COVID-19 to the ill-prepared continent, or further hurt their economies. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climbAs COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Suspected jihadists fire on UN aid copter in Nigeria; 2 deadOfficials say suspected Islamic extremists opened fire on a U.N. aid helicopter in northeastern Nigeria over the weekend, killing two civilians
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this image taken from OBN video, the coffin of Ethiopia singer Hachalu Hundessa is carried during the funeral in Ambo, Ethiopia, Thursday July 2, 2020. More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after the popular singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead this week. He was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a change in leadership in 2018. (OBN via AP)
Ethiopian police patrol Oromia area and capital after unrestEthiopian police were patrolling the country’s troubled Oromia region and the capital, Addis Ababa following a week of unrest in which 166 people were killed and more than 2,000 arrested, after a popular singer was shot dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Locusts swarm on a tree south of Lodwar town in Turkana county, northern Kenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. (AP Photo/Boris Polo)
Crunch, crunch: Africa's locust outbreak is far from overThe crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step
The Associated Press1 day ago
Some of Rwanda's estimated 12,000 sex workers say they cannot find work and go hungry. Without food they cannot take their HIV drugs, threatening their health.;
Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV
The Associated Press2 days ago
Somali soldiers attend the scene where a suicide car bomber detonated near the gates of the motor vehicle imports duty authority headquarters near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, July 4, 2020. Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine was detonated by remote control as people were dining in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in BaidoaExplosions have rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this image taken from OBN video, the coffin carrying Ethiopia singer Hachalu Hundessa is lowered into the ground during the funeral in Ambo, Ethiopia, Thursday July 2, 2020. More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after the popular singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead this week. He was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a change in leadership in 2018. (OBN via AP)
Ethiopia's PM accuses dissidents of taking up arms in unrestEthiopia’s prime minister says dissidents he recently extended an offer of peace have “taken up arms” in revolt against the government in a week of deadly unrest that followed the killing of a popular singer
The Associated Press3 days ago
A soldier guards the remains of 24 Algerians at the Moufdi-Zakaria culture palace in Algiers, Friday, July, 3, 2020. After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. The return of the skulls was the result of years of efforts by Algerian historians, and comes amid a growing global reckoning with the legacy of colonialism. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
Algeria buries fighters whose skulls were in Paris museumAlgeria at last buried the remains of 24 fighters decapitated for resisting French colonial forces in the 19th century
The Associated Press3 days ago
33 villagers killed in attacks in central Mali this weekA local official says armed men who identified themselves as jihadists killed at least 33 people in attacks on farming villages in Mali’s central Mopti region this week
The Associated Press3 days ago
Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephantsBotswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses _ 275 _ found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks
The Associated Press3 days ago
South Africa's hospitals bracing for surge of virus patientsSouth Africa’s reported coronavirus cases are surging
The Associated Press4 days ago
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