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In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, a plane spraying pesticides flies over a swarm of desert locusts in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, authorities are flying low over affected areas in small planes and spraying pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South SudanOfficials say the worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew speaks during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the Sheraton Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and Ethiopia says the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support.” (AP Photo/ Mulugeta Ayene)
Ethiopia says US plans 'substantial financial support'America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and Ethiopia says the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support” to strengthen them
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Rebel attack in eastern Congo kills 15 civilians and soldierA local official says rebels have killed 15 civilians and a soldier in the latest overnight attack on a village in eastern Congo
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Stampede kills at least 20 at refugee camp in NigerA local official says at least 20 people died in a stampede in Niger as they were being given food and goods at a refugee camp
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Lesotho's drought makes 500,000 people hungry, UN saysThe United Nations says an estimated 500,000 people are threatened with hunger in Lesotho
The Associated Press1 day ago
Latest Cameroon fighting kills at least 22, including kidsResidents say small children were among at least 22 people killed in weekend fighting between separatists and the military in northwestern Cameroon
The Associated Press1 day ago
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, right, and his wife, Susan Pompeo walk on the tarmac before leaving Angola at the Luanda International Airport in Luanda, Angola, Monday Feb. 17, 2020. Pompeo started his tour of Africa in Senegal, the first U.S. Cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months. He left Senegal Sunday to arrive in Angola and will then travel on to Ethiopia as the Trump administration tries to counter the growing interest of China, Russia and other global powers in Africa and its booming young population of more than 1.2 billion. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Pompeo in Africa visit praises Angola's moves against graftU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his latest Africa stop has praised Angola’s president for his actions against corruption
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ex-South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid commentFormer South African president FW de Klerk has apologized and withdrawn his statement that the country's former harsh system of racial separation known as apartheid was not a crime against humanity
The Associated Press1 day ago
Largest mass graves uncovered in Burundi with 6,000 bodiesAuthorities in Burundi say they have opened six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies from unrest that occurred decades ago, the largest such discovery in years of work
The Associated Press1 day ago
Popular Rwandan gospel musician found dead in police cellAuthorities in Rwanda say a popular gospel musician who in 2015 was found guilty of conspiracy to murder or harm the president has been found dead in a police cell
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gunmen kill 24 in attack near church in Burkina FasoAn official in Burkina Faso says gunmen killed 24 civilians and kidnapped three others on Sunday
The Associated Press1 day ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, listens as "Startup Sunday" founder Mame Aminata Diambo gives him a tour of entrepreneurs who received assistance from the US Government programs, in Dakar, Senegal, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, part of Pompeo's first visit to sub-Saharan Africa during which he will seek to lay out a positive vision for US cooperation with the continent where China has been increasingly active. (Andrew Carballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tourU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military forces is needed in West Africa to counter the rise of extremist violence in the region
The Associated Press2 days ago
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