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Official: 34 inmates escape prison in eastern CongoA local official says 34 prisoners escaped a prison in eastern Congo after breaking through brick walls during heavy rains
The Associated Press6 hours ago
US military kills 17 ISIS militants in Libya airstrikesMilitary officials say 17 ISIS militants were killed in six airstrikes in Libya on Friday
The Associated Press1 day ago
Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepersThe United Nations mission in Mali says 3 peacekeepers have been killed, 5 others wounded injured in an attack on a convoy
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo, women's rights activist and presidential candidate Diane Shima Rwigara, 35, is photographed next to a portrait of her father, business tycoon Assinapol Rwigara, at her home in Kigali, Rwanda. Rwandan police have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a women's rights activist, for alleged offenses against state security. Rwigara's mother and sister were also detained on the tax evasion charges and she is also being charged with forgery, Rwanda police said in a Twitter post Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo, File)
Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrestedRwandan police say they have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and women's rights activist over offenses against state security
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopia bans weapons at upcoming religious gatheringEthiopia has banned weapons at the upcoming Irrecha religious festival in order to avoid the violence that killed several dozen people last year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anti-govt pastor in Zimbabwe arrested for video of shortagesPolice in Zimbabwe have arrested an anti-government pastor after he circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems
The Associated Press1 day ago
A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005A look at the various promises, recommendations for reforms to combat sexual abuse, exploitation within UN peacekeeping missions since 2005
The Associated Press2 days ago
Key findings from AP investigation of UN sex abuse in CongoAP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse and exploitation in Congo
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuseA yearlong investigation by The Associated Press has found more than 700 allegations of sexual misconduct by U.N. peacekeepers and staff in Congo since 2004
The Associated Press2 days ago
African art museum opens in Cape Town; Tutu is early visitorSouth African Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has attended the opening of a museum of contemporary African art in Cape Town
The Associated Press3 days ago
UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegationsA yearlong investigation by The Associated Press has found more than 700 allegations of sexual misconduct by U.N. peacekeepers and staff in Congo since 2004
The Associated Press4 days ago
Key findings from AP investigation of UN sex abuse in CongoAP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse and exploitation in Congo
The Associated Press4 days ago
Rival Tuareg groups in Mali sign new ceasefire agreementRival Tuareg groups have said they signed a ceasefire agreement in northern Mali, which could help a fragile peace accord signed between the government and other armed groups
The Associated Press4 days ago
UN Peacekeepers: Congo leads world in sex abuse allegationsUN sexual abuse and exploitation is back in the spotlight with fresh calls for reform
The Associated Press4 days ago
Two Maasai women pass by a police barrier erected to keep protesters away from the Supreme Court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. In a detailed ruling issued Wednesday the court said it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election largely because the electoral commission refused scrutiny of its computerized voting system. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya electoral officials set Oct.26 as date for new pollsKenya's electoral commission has announced it has moved the date for a fresh presidential election to Oct 26
The Associated Press4 days ago
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