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Tigray people who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, gather near their shelters at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopians flee Tigray capital in fear of imminent assaultPeople are continuing to flee the capital of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region in fear of an imminent assault after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the army had been ordered to move in for the “final phase” of an offensive to arrest the defiant regional leaders
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore addresses supporters in Ouagadougou after learning he will serve another five years as Burkina Faso's president, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission Thursday Nov 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia)
Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kabore re-electedRoch Marc Christian Kabore will serve another five years as Burkina Faso’s president, according to provisional results announced by the National Independent Electoral Commission
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, recently filled graves are seen in the Olifantsveil Cemetery outside Johannesburg, South Africa. The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as health officials warn of infections starting to creep up again into a second surge. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay/File)
Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021Africa's top public health official says vaccinations against COVID-19 on the continent might not start until the second quarter of next year
The Associated Press22 hours ago
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 1-186th Infantry Battalion, Task Force Guardian, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, provide security for a 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) C-130J Super Hercules during loading and unloading operations at an unidentified location in Somalia Friday, July 10, 2020. No country has been involved in Somalia's future as much as the United States but now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the nation at what some experts call the worst possible time. (Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa via AP)
'Why now?' Dismay as US considers troop pullout from SomaliaNo country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Ethiopian prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the Tigray capital, tells residents to 'stay indoors'Ethiopian prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the Tigray capital, tells residents to 'stay indoors'
The Associated Press1 day ago
An Ethiopian streams a video of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaking, at an internet cafe in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capitalEthiopia’s prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warns the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm
The Associated Press1 day ago
The UN says shortages are now 'very critical' in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, and 1 million people are displacedThe UN says shortages are now 'very critical' in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, and 1 million people are displaced
The Associated Press1 day ago
This satellite image taken Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 and released by Maxar Technologies, shows Ethiopian refugees gathered at a transit center in the border town of Hamdayet, in eastern Sudan. Ethiopia's prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as "unwelcome," saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
Ethiopian leader rejects international 'interference' in warEthiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the country’s Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out
The Associated Press2 days ago
Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja dies at age 82Niger’s government says former President Mamadou Tandja has died
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopian Amhara refugee 8-month pregnant Blaines Alfao Eileen, right, sits with Tigray refugee 25-year-old Lemlem Haylo Rada, holding her one-month old baby who was born on a street as she fled, at Um Rakuba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Ethiopia's government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the embattled Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying "anything can happen." (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubtAlarm is spiraling over Ethiopia’s imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region, with a rush of warnings about protecting civilians three weeks after the war began
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ugandan supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine protest his arrest and call for his release and an end to police brutality, outside the Ugandan High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to seven, Ugandan police said Thursday, as a second day of demonstrations began. (AP Photo)
Uganda death toll after opposition leader's arrest up to 45The death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police say, with more than 800 people arrested
The Associated Press2 days ago
This photo shows the Sudan-Ethiopia border, where Tigray refugees fled from a conflict in the Ethiopia's Tigray region, at Lugdi border crossing, eastern Sudan, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Ethiopia's military is warning civilians in the besieged Tigray regional capital that there will be "no mercy" if they don't "save themselves" before a final offensive to flush out defiant regional leaders, a threat that Human Rights Watch on Sunday said could violate international law. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopia warns Tigray residents that 'anything can happen'Ethiopia’s government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the embattled Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying “anything can happen.”
The Associated Press3 days ago
South Africa judge files criminal complaint against ex-prezA South African judge said he will file a criminal complaint against former South African president Jacob Zuma after he staged a dramatic walkout while attending a commission of inquiry looking into corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018
The Associated Press3 days ago
Burkina Faso counts ballots; extremist threats affected voteVotes are being counted in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, where threats of extremist violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State prevented parts of the country from casting ballots
The Associated Press3 days ago
Migrants arrive at the Arguineguin port in Gran Canaria island, Spain, after being rescued in the Atlantic Ocean by emergency workers on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2020. Under increasing pressure from the steady build-up of Africans' arrivals to its southern Canary Islands, the Spanish government has launched an all-front offensive, including active diplomacy, to avoid becoming the next black spot on Europe's failing record handling migration flows. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)
Spain's foreign minister visits Senegal to discuss migrationSpain’s foreign minister has met with Senegal’s president in the West African country’s capital to discuss the sudden increase of Senegalese migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands by boat
The Associated Press4 days ago
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