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16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's eastA Congo military spokesman says the army has killed at least 16 members of a former rebel group who crossed back into Congo's east
The Associated Press8 minutes ago
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed speaks at his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Somalia's new leader, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's new president appoints prime ministerSomalia's new president appoints prime minister, who also holds Norwegian citizenship
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, an abandoned baby reaches out to mobiles above its crib at the Door of Hope in Johannesburg. The sanctuary was started 17 years ago to provide a safe place where babies could be abandoned by their mothers. Sixty-four babies were taken in by the center in 2016 and 43 percent of those were adopted. The rest are cared for and eventually go to orphanages, said the organization, which receives funding from the government’s social welfare department and private donations. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
AP PHOTOS: South African center gives hope to abandoned kidsAP PHOTOS: Johannesburg center offers love and hope to abandoned babies
The Associated Press1 hour ago
UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern CameroonBoko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon; attacker said to be 11 years old
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern villageNigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans with archaeology project from northern village
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, right, attends his inauguration ceremony with his wife Zeinab Moallim, left, in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Somalia's new leader, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignitySomalia's new leader inaugurated, saying it will take 2 decades to 'fix' troubled nation
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this June 14, 2015 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir smiles during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. A South African court ruled Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional. South Africa's withdrawal announcement last year followed a 2015 dispute over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutionalSouth Africa court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional; had been on track to be 1st to leave
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrestedGambia's former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested, police said Wednesday, as the tiny West African country works to reverse more than two decades of alleged abuses under its former ruler
The Associated Press19 hours ago
India's vice president visits Uganda, meets presidentIndia's vice president visits Uganda in bid to widen Africa 'diplomatic footprint'
The Associated Press20 hours ago
South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa sees another rise in tension over immigrantsThe South African government says it is concerned about inflammatory remarks on social media following recent attacks on foreign immigrants
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 and released by UNICEF, a young child sits on the floor in the therapeutic feeding unit of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp in Bentiu, South Sudan. Famine has been declared Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. (Kate Holt/UNICEF via AP)
South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famineSouth Sudan's president says his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared in part of the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unionsTwo more people die in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announces an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reads his birthday card as he marks his 93rd birthday at his offices in Harare, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Mugabe described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" in an interview marking his 93rd birthday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policyU.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking
The Associated Press1 day ago
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