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Zimbabwe's security guards have lonely jobs, but get paid Security guards in Zimbabwe, often a derided and underpaid lot, are counting themselves as some of the few lucky ones to still hold jobs in a country where most economic activity has been shut down by a lockdown that started in March
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this photo taken from video is Abdelmalek Droukdel. The French military and allied forces in Mali killed the longtime leader of al-Qaida's North African arm, who commanded jihadists in his native Algeria and then spread their movement across Africa's Sahel region, France's defense minister said Friday, June 5, 2020. Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in an operation Wednesday, June 3, in northern Mali along with several people in his entourage, Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted. (Militant video via AP)
French forces kill al-Qaida's North African commanderFrance's defense minister says the French military and allied forces in Mali have killed the longtime leader of al-Qaida’s North African arm, in what would be a major victory for France after years of battling jihadists in the Sahel
The Associated Press18 hours ago
French military says it killed commander of al-Qaida's North Africa branch in long-awaited victoryFrench military says it killed commander of al-Qaida's North Africa branch in long-awaited victory
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Demonstrators hold a placard reading "The misfortune of the Malians. Step down for the honor of Malians" as they protest in the capital Bamako, Mali Friday, June 5, 2020. Thousands of people demonstrated in Mali's capital on Friday to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the release of opposition leader Soumaila Cissé, and denounce corruption, arbitrary arrests and the organisation of April's legislative elections. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
Thousands in Mali's capital demand that president step downThousands of people have demonstrated in Mali’s capital to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Scuffles and tear gas at Zimbabwe opposition headquartersZimbabwe police have fired tear gas and arrested several opposition leaders who gathered at their party’s headquarters after it was forcibly occupied by a rival faction with the help of state security agents
The Associated Press1 day ago
Burundi appeals court upholds journalists' prison sentenceAn appeals court in Burundi has upheld the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for four journalists convicted on charges of trying to undermine state security
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN says eastern Congo fighting has killed 1,300 civiliansThe United Nations says various conflicts involving armed groups and government forces in Congo have killed more than 1,300 civilians in the past eight months and violence has surged in recent weeks in eastern provinces
The Associated Press1 day ago
Burundi court upholds disputed presidential election resultsBurundi’s constitutional court has upheld the results of last month’s presidential election and rejected the complaints filed by opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, who had alleged widespread irregularities
The Associated Press1 day ago
A man reacts as heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Tembisa township in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa's hotspot limits most testing to above age 55South Africa’s worst hotspot for the coronavirus is no longer testing most people under age 55 as it tries to clear a backlog of 27,000 tests amid a shortage of kits
The Associated Press2 days ago
Virus has been 'very devastating' for many African airlinesAfrican airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020, photo, a child sleeps at a market stall selling food in Tougan, Burkina Faso. Violence linked to Islamic extremists has spread to Burkina Faso's breadbasket region, pushing thousands of people toward hunger and threatening to cut off food aid for millions more. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Burkina Faso's food woes deepen as extremists expand reachViolence linked to Islamic extremists has spread to Burkina Faso's western breadbasket region, pushing thousands of people toward hunger and threatening to cut off food aid for millions more
The Associated Press3 days ago
Belgian diplomats recalled from Rwanda over genocide eventRwanda says Belgium has decided to recall two of its diplomats after the East African nation accused them of organizing a commemoration of the 1994 genocide a day before official mourning started and without informing local authorities
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this photo taken Monday, June 1, 2020, residents burn fires late at night on a street to protest the death of James Mureithi, a homeless man who protesters alleged was shot dead by police during the nightly dusk-to-dawn curfew established to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in the Mathare slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Hundreds of people in Mathare left their homes and burnt tires on the streets in the latest outrage over alleged police brutality, with a rights activist claiming that 19 Kenyans from low-income neighborhood have died from police actions in enforcing the curfew. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Kenyans protest as police accused of killing homeless manResidents of a slum in Kenya’s capital have protested the death of a homeless man who they say was killed by police for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the coronavirus
The Associated Press4 days ago
6 elephants killed by poachers in single day in EthiopiaWildlife officials say poachers killed at least six elephants in a single day in Ethiopia last week, the largest such slaughter in memory in the East African nation
The Associated Press4 days ago
Gunmen attack refugee camp in Niger, cut off water supplyThe U.N. refugee agency says three people are dead after dozens of gunmen on motorcycles attacked a town in western Niger and cut off the local water supply and mobile phone network
The Associated Press4 days ago
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