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A fisherman dries a sheet next to fishing boats that are grounded because demand for fish dries up during the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha when people slaughter sheep to eat and when the fishermen return home to their families, on the beach in Dakar, Senegal Thursday, July 30, 2020. Even in the best of times, many Muslims in West Africa scramble to afford a sheep to slaughter on the Eid al-Adha holiday, a display of faith that often costs as much as a month's income, and now the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on people's budgets putting an important religious tradition beyond financial reach. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
Livestock prices stress Muslims in Africa ahead of EidEven in the best of times, many Muslims scramble to afford a sheep to slaughter on Eid al-Adha
The Associated Press5 days ago
Moroccan journalist jailed for suspected security breachesThe Casablanca prosecutor’s office says a Moroccan journalist has been jailed on suspicions of undermining the security of the state and of rape
The Associated Press6 days ago
Zimbabwe signs billion-dollar deal to repay white farmersZimbabwe’s government on Wednesday signed a deal with former white farmers to pay them billions of dollars in compensation roughly two decades after they lost their land in often violent invasions
The Associated Press6 days ago
South Africa mourns anti-apartheid activist MlangeniSouth African officials have gathered _ not always at a distance _ for the state funeral of anti-apartheid activist Andrew Mlangeni
The Associated Press6 days ago
US military says airstrike killed civilian in SomaliaThe U.S. military has acknowledged killing a civilian and wounding three others with an airstrike in Somalia earlier this year
The Associated Press7 days ago
Zimbabwe's ruling party calls US ambassador a 'thug'Zimbabwe’s ruling party has threatened the United States ambassador with expulsion, calling him a “thug” and accusing him of funding organizers of anti-government protests planned for Friday
The Associated Press7 days ago
FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, undertakers wearing personal protective equipment exit the grave of COVID-19 victim Shaykh Seraj Hassan Hendricks during his burial at the Mowbray cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa. For months, the city of Cape Town was the biggest coronavirus hot spot in Africa. Now, finally, there are signs of relief. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)
Virus vanguard: Cape Town learned painful lessons early onFor months, the city of Cape Town was the biggest coronavirus hot spot in Africa
The Associated Press7 days ago
Mali opposition dismiss latest gesture by W. African leadersMali's opposition is dismissing efforts by West African leaders to resolve the country's political crisis after they released a statement essentially backing a plan already rejected by protesters
The Associated Press8 days ago
Congo communities slam army, UN for failing to stop massacreCommunity leaders in eastern Congo are condemning the military and United Nations peacekeepers for not doing more to stop a massacre of at least 220 people earlier this month
The Associated Press8 days ago
Somalia sees internet blackout after prime minister oustedAn internet blackout across large parts of southern and central Somalia has ended after what critics called an attempt by the government to control information amid fears of political fallout after the prime minister was ousted over the weekend
The Associated Press8 days ago
Tanzania opposition leader returns, 3 years after being shotTanzanian opposition politician and presidential hopeful Tundu Lissu returned to the country on Monday, three years after being shot 16 times
The Associated Press8 days ago
What killed hundreds of elephants in Botswana? Still unknownBotswana’s government says it still doesn’t know what caused the deaths of hundreds of elephants in recent weeks, but testing continues
The Associated Press8 days ago
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