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New cyclone poised to hit vulnerable central MozambiqueA cyclone is bearing down on a region of Mozambique that’s still recovering from a devastating storm two years ago
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Ugandan troops in Somalia say 189 extremists killed in raidUganda’s military says it has killed 189 suspected Islamic extremists with al-Shabab in Somalia in a “surprise, swift” attack that targeted a meeting of members of the armed group
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE- in this Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. Despite failing to dislodge the long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni, Wine has emerged from Jan. 14, 2021 disputed polls as the country's most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Uganda's Bobi Wine accuses president of staging vote 'coup'Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has accused the country's longtime president of staging a “coup” in last week’s election and urged people to protest his loss through nonviolent means
The Associated Press10 hours ago
UN warns of 'serious' rape charges in Ethiopia's TigrayThe U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict says “serious allegations of sexual violence” have emerged in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, while women and girls face shortages of rape kits and HIV drugs amid restrictions on humanitarian access
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Central African Republic declares state of emergencyCentral African Republic has declared a 15-day state of emergency throughout the country as a coalition of armed groups seeks to overthrow the newly re-elected President Faustin-Archange Touadera
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Fadumo Moalim Abdulle poses with 3 of her children, during an interview with the Associated Press in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Jan, 18, 2021. The mother of eight has heard that her twenty year old son,  Ahmed Ibrahim  Jumaleh is one of the soldiers sent to Eritrea for military training in preparation to fight alongside Ethiopian troops. Pressure is growing on Somalia’s government amid allegations that Somali soldiers have been sent to fight in neighboring Ethiopia’s deadly Tigray conflict. Mothers have held rare protests in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere, demanding to know the fate of their children who originally were sent to Eritrea for military training. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
In Somalia, mothers fear sons were sent to Ethiopia conflictPressure is growing on Somalia’s government amid allegations that Somali soldiers have been sent to fight in neighboring Ethiopia’s deadly Tigray conflict
The Associated Press17 hours ago
South African cabinet minister dies of COVID-19 amid surgeSouth Africa's president says Jackson Mthembu has died from the coronavirus, becoming the first cabinet minister to succumb to the disease
The Associated Press1 day ago
Uganda faces pressure to end Bobi Wine's house arrestCalls are growing for Ugandan authorities to free opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine from house arrest a week after the country’s longtime president won a sixth term in a disputed election
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE — In this Jan, 12, 2020 file photo, Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo in Harare, Zimbabwe. Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has died from COVID-19, the government announced Wednesday, Jan 20,2021. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/File)
Zimbabwe's foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgenceZimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has died from COVID-19, the government announced Wednesday
The Associated Press2 days ago
Demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top. It is, after all, the country that triggered the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Outreach by Tunisian leaders fails to quell youth unrestTunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and prime minister to calm tensions
The Associated Press2 days ago
This preview image of an AP digital embed shows locations of capsized migrant boats. At least 600 people migrating to Spain via the canary Island have died or disappeared last year. (AP Digital Embed)
Boats emerge from Sahara sand to transport migrants to SpainMigrant smugglers recently tried to retrieve a boat buried in the Sahara sand
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rebels amass on outskirts of Central African Republic townResidents say rebels are now on the outskirts of Bangassou in Central African Republic, not far from where two U.N. peacekeepers were killed this week
The Associated Press3 days ago
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