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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi,left, casts his vote in Maputo in the country's elections. Nyusi is to be sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 for a second and final term in Maputo after five turbulent years in office and facing two armed insurgencies as well as economic opportunities. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade/File)
Mozambique's Nyusi begins 2nd term amid violent challengesMozambique's president has been sworn in for a second and final term after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies
The Associated Press3 days ago
Police searching for Lesotho's first lady in murder probePolice in Lesotho are searching for the wife of the country's prime minister for questioning in the 2017 killing of the leader's former wife
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his inked finger before voting in Banjul, Gambia.  Gambia's longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile three years ago after an election loss, says he wants to return home, according to an audio recording released by his political party Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Gambia's ex-dictator Jammeh reportedly wants to come homeGambia's longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile three years ago after an election loss, says he wants to return home
The Associated Press3 days ago
Lawyers want former South African leader summoned to testifyLawyers with a South African probe into corruption in government and state-owned companies are applying to have former President Jacob Zuma summoned to testify before it
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE — In this file photo taken Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 refugees, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, face off with police, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) compound in Pretoria, South Africa.  The Home Affairs Ministry says that, as of Jan. 1 2020, South Africa can strip refugees of their status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries. (AP Photo/Elna Schutz, File)
South Africa to strip refugees' status for any political actSouth Africa can now strip refugees of their status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries
The Associated Press3 days ago
Rights group criticizes Rwanda's ruling on former officersHuman Rights Watch says the decision by Rwanda’s Court of Appeal upholding the conviction of two former high-ranking army officers fits a pattern of government repression of critics
The Associated Press3 days ago
Niger army chief fired after 89 killed in extremist attackNiger’s president has fired the army’s chief of staff after attacks against security forces in the nation have killed at least 174 security force members since December
The Associated Press4 days ago
Children look at a damaged telecommunications mast after an attack by al-Shabab extremists in the settlement of Kamuthe in Garissa county, Kenya Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The militants from neighboring Somalia attacked the settlement killing three teachers, setting fire to a police post, and destroying a telecommunications mast, police said in a report seen by The Associated Press. (AP Photo)
Al-Shabab extremists kill 3 teachers in Kenya, abduct 1A police report says al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants have killed three non-Muslim teachers and kidnapped a Muslim teacher at Kamuthe in Kenya's Garissa county
The Associated Press5 days ago
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gestures as they pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam disputeEthiopia's prime minister has asked South Africa's president to intervene in his country's dispute with Egypt over a massive dam project on the Nile River
The Associated Press5 days ago
China's foreign minister arrives in Zimbabwe on Africa tourChina’s foreign minister has arrived in Zimbabwe Saturday as part of a five-nation tour of Africa that seeks to promote the Asian giant's economic and political interests on the continent
The Associated Press6 days ago
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, addresses supporters at the African National Congress (ANC) 108th birthday celebrations in Kimberley, South Africa, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo)
South African president vows to end widespread power cuts South Africa's frequent power cuts and ailing economy have overshadowed the ruling African National Congress party's 108th anniversary festivities
The Associated Press6 days ago
Central African Republic ex-rebel leader returns from exileThe former rebel leader who seized power in the Central African Republic and became president before heading into exile, returned to the capital on Friday
The Associated Press7 days ago
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