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Rebel attack on eastern Congo city leaves at least 6 deadA Congolese city at the center of the Ebola outbreak has again come under attack from rebels and at least six people are dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Sudan allocates $40M to help integrate rival forcesSouth Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million to speed up the integration of its soldiers with armed opposition fighters to create a unified national army
The Associated Press2 days ago
Islamic State group claims attack on Niger military; 71 deadThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military camp in Niger that left at least 71 soldiers dead
The Associated Press2 days ago
Abdelmadjid Tebboune, a loyalist of the influential army chief, has been elected Algeria’s new presidentAbdelmadjid Tebboune, a loyalist of the influential army chief, has been elected Algeria’s new president
The Associated Press2 days ago
Thousands welcome Ethiopian leader after Nobel Peace PrizeTens of thousands of Ethiopians on Thursday have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his return from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway
The Associated Press3 days ago
Tanzania is pressing Burundi refugees to leave, says reportHuman Rights Watch is accusing Tanzania of pressing tens of thousands of Burundian refugees and asylum seekers to return home
The Associated Press3 days ago
Niger army spokesman: Jihadist attack kills 71 soldiers Niger's government says 71 soldiers have been killed by suspected jihadists in the deadliest attack on the West African country's force in recent memory
The Associated Press3 days ago
US sanctions 5 South Sudan agents it says killed 2 critics The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudan officials, who it says are responsible for the abductions and likely murders in 2017 of two human rights activists
The Associated Press4 days ago
Somalia forces kill 5 rebels who attacked president's house Somali police say five heavily armed Islamic extremist rebels attacked the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Tuesday before all were killed by security forces
The Associated Press5 days ago
Police in Somalia say 5 gunmen have attacked the presidential residence in Mogadishu, the capitalPolice in Somalia say 5 gunmen have attacked the presidential residence in Mogadishu, the capital
The Associated Press5 days ago
In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 schoolgirls make their way under heavy rain in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Officials said Tuesday that Cyclone Belna has hit northern Madagascar, killing nine people and making more then 1,400 homeless. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)
Cyclone hits Madagascar, killing 2 and making 1,400 homelessMadagascar officials say that Cyclone Belna has hit northern Madagascar, killing two people and making more than 1,400 homeless
The Associated Press5 days ago
Algerian court convicts, imprisons 2 former prime ministers for corruption in landmark trialAlgerian court convicts, imprisons 2 former prime ministers for corruption in landmark trial
The Associated Press5 days ago
Nairobi governor Mike Gideon Mbuvi appears with other suspects accused of corruption, at the Mililani law court in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday Dec. 9, 2019. The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption. He denied the charges Monday, including embezzlement and money laundering. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged with graftThe flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption
The Associated Press6 days ago
Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red CrossThe Uganda Red Cross says at least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by torrential rains in different parts of the east African country
The Associated Press6 days ago
Rescue workers carry a person rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Tasia Embakasi, an east neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya on Friday Dec. 6, 2019. A six-story building collapsed in Kenya's capital on Friday, officials said, with people feared to be trapped in the debris. Police say people have been rescued by residents using their bare hands. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenya building collapse toll hits 10 but 2 survivors foundAuthorities in Kenya says two survivors have been found alive two days after a building collapsed in Nairobi, as the death toll rose to 10
The Associated Press7 days ago
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