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Rwandan opposition leader leaves her party, founds anotherRwanda opposition leader leaves her party, founds another after police questioning over attack
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A woman casts her vote in Sintesti, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.  Romania held a presidential election Sunday after a lackluster campaign that has been overshadowed by the country's political crisis, which saw a minority government installed just a few days ago.(AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoffExit polls indicate that a runoff will be needed on Nov. 24 in Romania's presidential election
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 Ugandans killed in Rwanda amid border tensionsUganda's police said on Sunday that two Ugandans had been killed by Rwandan security forces in an incident that may escalate the border tension between the two East African countries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Congo and Uganda presidents vow to boost tradeCongo's President Felix Tshisekedi is visiting Uganda to promote trade between the neighboring countries, after Rwanda closed its border with Uganda
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bloodhound aims to be world's fastest car in South AfricaAn earthbound jet known as the Bloodhound became one of the world's 10 fastest cars this week, on target for its goal to set a new land speed record
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, a sun baked pool that used to be a perennial water supply is seen in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger due to a severe drought that is strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. International aid agencies said they are planning emergency food deliveries for parts of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other countries hard hit by a combination of low rainfall and high temperatures as summer approaches in the southern hemisphere. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hungerAn estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger as a severe drought is strangling wide stretches of southern Africa
The Associated Press4 days ago
South Sudan rival leaders delay forming coalition governmentSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to postpone the formation of a coalition government for 100 days
The Associated Press4 days ago
Burkina Faso leader vows to defeat 'terrorists' after ambushBurkina Faso's president vows to fight 'terrorists' after gunmen kill at least 37 people traveling to a Canadian-owned mine
The Associated Press4 days ago
Rwanda rejects British legislators' call to free officersRwanda's government has protested a call by six British legislators for President Paul Kagame to free high-ranking army officers, saying the two former supporters of the ruling party were convicted of serious crimes
The Associated Press4 days ago
Ambush on mining company convoy kills 37 in Burkina FasoA governor in Burkina Faso says at least 37 people are dead after gunmen attacked a convoy carrying employees of a Canadian company from a mine in the volatile West African nation
The Associated Press5 days ago
Burkina Faso governor says 37 dead after gunmen ambush a convoy of mining employees working for Canadian companyBurkina Faso governor says 37 dead after gunmen ambush a convoy of mining employees working for Canadian company
The Associated Press5 days ago
Leading intellectual in Benin, Albert Tevoedjre, dies at 89Albert Tevoedjre, a Benin political scientist and one of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's most trusted experts on social and economic development strategies for Africa, has died in Benin at the age of 89.
The Associated Press5 days ago
A group of government workers react with a police officer while protesting in Harare, Wednesday, Nov, 6, 2019. Zimbabwe police Wednesday blocked government workers from marching to protest for better salaries, a day after dozens of public hospital doctors were fired for striking for more pay. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe police stop protest march by civil servantsZimbabwe police Wednesday blocked government workers from marching to protest for better salaries, a day after dozens of public hospital doctors were fired for striking for more pay
The Associated Press5 days ago
Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlifeA severe drought in Zimbabwe has caused the deaths of more than 105 elephants and many other wildlife
The Associated Press5 days ago
Smoke rises from a fire in downtown Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Nigerian firefighters are trying to extinguish a fire at the Balogun market in central Lagos. Thick black smoke and flames are shooting from five-story buildings surrounding the market as fire trucks attempt to get access to the fire. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian firefighters battle huge blazes at market in LagosNigerian firefighters are batting two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country's largest city and commercial center
The Associated Press6 days ago
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