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FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Jawar Mohammed speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his house in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney general's office announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure with terrorismEthiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses and other crimes that could bring life in prison
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Cargo plane crashes at airport in Somalia's capital, 3 hurtA cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia’s capital, and the country’s transport minister says three of the four crew members on board were injured
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Flooding surrounds a house in Lenyari in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, South Sudan Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic. (Tetiana Gaviuk/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
Flooding affects more than 1 million across East AfricaFlooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020 file photo. a student, wearing a face mask and shield, returns to the Melpark Primary School in Johannesburg. The country's success in bringing its first wave of COVID-19 under control has allowed it to almost fully reopen the economy, while monitoring for signs of a second surge, says the government's chief medical advisor. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, file)
AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus toll in weeksSouth Africa's chief medical adviser says the country should know its true toll from the coronavirus pandemic within a few weeks, as it prepares to almost fully reopen its economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
Islamic State claims Niger killings of French aid workersThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing six French aid workers and their local guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger last month
The Associated Press2 days ago
Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" for saving people from genocide, appears at the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Rusesabagina became famous for protecting more than 1,000 people as a hotel manager during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 but Rwandan authorities accused him of supporting the armed wing of his opposition political platform, which has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks inside Rwanda. (AP Photo)
Man of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame denied bail in terrorism caseA Rwandan court has denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” saying the terrorism charges against him are serious and he should remain in detention for another month
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigerian state says rapists will face surgical castrationThe governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state has signed a law saying men convicted of rape will face surgical castration, and anyone raping a child under age 14 will face the death penalty
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, supporters sit in the stands as they attend the inauguration of Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye in Gitega, Burundi. A new report released Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 by the United Nations commission of inquiry on Burundi sees little optimism in the government of new President Evariste Ndayishimiye, saying it is "extremely concerned" that he has appointed senior officials who face international sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the country's 2015 political turmoil. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)
UN report 'extremely concerned' about Burundi's new leaderA United Nations commission of inquiry on Burundi says it is “extremely concerned” that new President Evariste Ndayishimiye has appointed senior officials who face international sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the country’s 2015 political turmoil
The Associated Press2 days ago
More than 200 naked inmates on run in Uganda after jailbreakUgandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armory, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country’s northeast
The Associated Press3 days ago
Customers have their nails done near the Baragwanath taxi rank in Soweto, South Africa, Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to address the nation later in the day, as case numbers and death from Covid-19 hit the lowest in months. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
South Africa says 12 million 'probably' had coronavirusSouth Africa's health minister says about 12 million people in the country have “probably” been infected with the coronavirus
The Associated Press3 days ago
Delegates attend a conference to discuss a transition to a civilian government in Bamako, Mali, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Leaders of Mali's military junta who deposed the West African country's president last month are meeting with political parties and civil society groups to outline a transition to a civilian government and, ultimately, elections. (AP Photo)
Mali junta says working to meet regional bloc's demandsMali’s junta says it's working to respond quickly to renewed demands made by West African leaders
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mozambique blames extremist rebels for videos of atrocitiesIn response to widely circulated videos showing men in Mozambican army uniforms torturing and killing unarmed civilians, Interior Minister Amade Miquidade said the footage may have been filmed by Islamic extremist rebels trying to discredit government forces
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 1984 file photo, Mali's President Moussa Traore is photographed during a visit to Bonn, Germany. Mali's former president Moussa Traore, who ruled the West Africa nation for more than 22 years, has died at age 83, according to his son Idrissa Traore on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Herman J. Knippertz, File)
Mali's former president Moussa Traore dies at 83Mali’s former president Moussa Traore, who ruled the West Africa nation for more than 22 years, has died at age 83, according to his son Idrissa Traore
The Associated Press4 days ago
Mali’s ex-president Moussa Traore, who ruled the West Africa nation for more than 22 years, has died at 83, says his sonMali’s ex-president Moussa Traore, who ruled the West Africa nation for more than 22 years, has died at 83, says his son
The Associated Press4 days ago
People hold a banner showing Col. Assimi Goita, leader of the junta which is now running Mali and calls itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, as they demonstrate to show support for the junta in the capital Bamako, Mali, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Placard at left in French reads "An army-led transition". (AP Photo)
West African leaders ease election deadlines for Mali juntaWest African leaders now say they're willing to wait 18 months for Mali to hold a new election after initially insisting the vote must take place within a year
The Associated Press4 days ago
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