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Stadium stampede in Madagascar's capital kills 15, wounds 80A stampede at a concert in Madagascar's capital by a popular singer killed at least 15 people Wednesday night
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Environmental activists celebrate their victory outside the supreme court building, after a tribunal ruling on the construction of a coal-fired power plant, in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The Kenyan tribunal blocked the construction of the government-backed plant in Lamu County, which hosts a UNESCO world heritage site and which activists said would cause environmental damage. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenya court stops building of coal plant in heritage siteA Kenyan environmental tribunal Wednesday blocked the construction of a government-backed coal power plant in Lamu County, which hosts a UNESCO world heritage site
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters.  A Gambian beauty pageant winner has accused the country's former dictator of raping her four years ago, the latest allegation of human rights abuses committed by Jammeh, the ex-president now living in exile in Equatorial Guinea. Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, now 23, made an announcement to journalists Tuesday, June 25, 2019,  and said she plans to testify later this year before Gambia's truth and reconciliation commission, which is investigating abuses committed under the Jammeh regime.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Beauty pageant winner accuses ex-Gambia president of rapeA beauty pageant winner is accusing Gambia's former dictator of raping her four years ago
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Ethiopia: 37 killed in another region after coup attemptA regional governor says at least 37 people were killed in an attack Sunday in Ethiopia's Benishangul-Gumuz region
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Zimbabwe president praises re-introduction of local currencyZimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday praised the re-introduction of the Zimbabwe dollar as the sole legal tender in the troubled country as a "return to normalcy."
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Women coming from Congo wash their hands with chlorinated water to prevent the spread of infection, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda Friday, June 14, 2019. In Uganda, health workers had long prepared in case the Ebola virus got past the screening conducted at border posts with Congo and earlier this week it did, when a family exposed to Ebola while visiting Congo returned home on an unguarded footpath. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
UN says thousands flee Congo violence, seek asylum in UgandaThe United Nations refugee agency says about 7,500 Congolese refugees fleeing violence have arrived in Uganda since the beginning of June
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces.;
Ethiopian leader sobs at service for slain military chiefEthiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at a service Tuesday for the military chief who was assassinated by his own bodyguard over the weekend
The Associated Press1 day ago
5 endangered black rhinos relocated from Europe to RwandaFive critically endangered eastern black rhinos from wildlife parks in three European countries were transported to Rwanda's Akagera National Park on Monday
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The Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces.;
Plotter of failed Ethiopia coup killed, 182 others arrestedThe Ethiopian army brigadier general accused of leading a failed coup against a regional government has been killed in a firefight with the security forces
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopia's prime minister says the army brigadier accused of plotting a failed coup has been killed by security forces.Ethiopia's prime minister says the army brigadier accused of plotting a failed coup has been killed by security forces.
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, center, attends the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon. Mauritanians are going to the polls on Saturday, June 22, 2019, as his preferred successor faces five opposition candidates in the West African nation threatened by Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
Mauritania's electoral commission confirms Ghazouani winMauritania's electoral commission has declared that the candidate backed by the current president has won the country's election
The Associated Press2 days ago
Meskel Square stands empty in central Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ethiopia's government foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital and the country's military chief was shot dead, the prime minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday in a TV announcement.  (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failedEthiopia's military chief was shot dead in an attack that followed a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mauritanian president's candidate claims election victoryThe candidate chosen by Mauritania's outgoing president has claimed victory only hours after polls closed
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this image made from video, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, Sunday, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, the prime minister told the state broadcaster. (ETV via AP)
The Latest: Ethiopia spokesman says military chief killedA spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister says the head of the country's military has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa
The Associated Press3 days ago
A spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister says the head of the military shot dead by his bodyguard in the capitalA spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister says the head of the military shot dead by his bodyguard in the capital
The Associated Press3 days ago
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