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Missing Rwandan opposition politician sentenced to 10 yearsAn opposition politician in Rwanda who reportedly escaped prison in 2018 has been sentenced to 10 years for offenses related to forming an armed group and threatening state security
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Zimbabwe VP scolded for using soldiers in divorce disputeA Zimbabwean judge has described as “frightening” the use of soldiers by the country’s vice president to in his divorce-related dispute
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Death toll up to 26 from flooding in Madagascar; 20 missingAuthorities say the death toll from flooding and landslides from torrential rains in Madagascar has risen to 26
The Associated Press7 hours ago
At least 13 killed in torrential rains in MadagascarAuthorities say at least 13 people have died in flooding and landslides from torrential rains in Madagascar this week
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ivory Coast clears homes near airport after stowaway deathConstruction crews have begun leveling homes near the airport in Ivory Coast's commercial capital in a crackdown on informal settlements home to 25,000 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)
AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasionLocusts by the millions are chomping their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years
The Associated Press1 day ago
Burkina Faso to arm civilians in fight against extremistsBurkina Faso's parliament has approved legislation allowing the military to use civilian volunteers in the fight against Islamic extremism
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this photo taken Monday, April 16, 2018, a U.S. and Niger flag are raised side by side at the base camp for air forces and other personnel supporting the construction of Niger Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger. The U.S. says it has about 5,200 Africa Command personnel, troops and others, on the continent, plus about 800 other Department of Defense personnel. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarmIslamic extremists are already exploiting possible U.S. military cuts in Africa that have caused a rare bipartisan outcry in Washington
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Thursday Sept, 19, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwean medical staff march on the streets of Harare. A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles, and a doctors' group on Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, said it was encouraging members to embrace the money and return to work. But Dr. Masimba Ndoro, vice president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, warned that “nothing much has changed” in the conditions at public hospitals that include the lack of basic items such as bandages and gloves. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Billionaire's cash helps Zimbabwe's doctors back from strikeA billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions as the economy crumbles
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, and her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo, center left, attend the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from his collection in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
'Africa's richest woman' now a formal suspect in graft probeAfrica's reputed richest woman is a formal suspect in an investigation into mismanagement and the siphoning off of funds during her time with Angola's state-run oil company
The Associated Press1 day ago
Burundi's president set to get title of 'paramount leader'Burundi's president could receive the title of “paramount leader” under draft legislation approved by the government as his troubled third term nears an end
The Associated Press2 days ago
Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometownIslamic militants have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days earlier
The Associated Press2 days ago
Militants kill 36 people in northern Burkina FasoBurkina Faso's government says militants attacked a market in Sanmatenga province and killed at least 36 people
The Associated Press2 days ago
A rescued lion sits in a secure enclosure at the Defender International Wildlife Sanctuary in Winburg, South Africa, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. Seventeen rescued tigers and lions from Guatemala circuses arrived at the Sanctuary after a 40-hour-long journey. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Abused circus animals arrive at South African sanctuaryTwelve tigers and five lions have been relocated to South Africa after being rescued from circuses in Guatemala following years of abuse and confinement
The Associated Press3 days ago
Zimbabwe opposition leader vows street protests on the wayZimbabwe’s main opposition leader says he will roll out anti-government street protests this year
The Associated Press3 days ago
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