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Lesotho's drought makes 500,000 people hungry, UN saysThe United Nations says an estimated 500,000 people are threatened with hunger in Lesotho
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Latest Cameroon fighting kills at least 22, including kidsResidents say small children were among at least 22 people killed in weekend fighting between separatists and the military in northwestern Cameroon
The Associated Press9 hours ago
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, right, and his wife, Susan Pompeo walk on the tarmac before leaving Angola at the Luanda International Airport in Luanda, Angola, Monday Feb. 17, 2020. Pompeo started his tour of Africa in Senegal, the first U.S. Cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months. He left Senegal Sunday to arrive in Angola and will then travel on to Ethiopia as the Trump administration tries to counter the growing interest of China, Russia and other global powers in Africa and its booming young population of more than 1.2 billion. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Pompeo in Africa visit praises Angola's moves against graftU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his latest Africa stop has praised Angola’s president for his actions against corruption
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Ex-South African leader de Klerk sorry for apartheid commentFormer South African president FW de Klerk has apologized and withdrawn his statement that the country's former harsh system of racial separation known as apartheid was not a crime against humanity
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Largest mass graves uncovered in Burundi with 6,000 bodiesAuthorities in Burundi say they have opened six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies from unrest that occurred decades ago, the largest such discovery in years of work
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Popular Rwandan gospel musician found dead in police cellAuthorities in Rwanda say a popular gospel musician who in 2015 was found guilty of conspiracy to murder or harm the president has been found dead in a police cell
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Gunmen kill 24 in attack near church in Burkina FasoAn official in Burkina Faso says gunmen killed 24 civilians and kidnapped three others on Sunday
The Associated Press16 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, listens as "Startup Sunday" founder Mame Aminata Diambo gives him a tour of entrepreneurs who received assistance from the US Government programs, in Dakar, Senegal, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, part of Pompeo's first visit to sub-Saharan Africa during which he will seek to lay out a positive vision for US cooperation with the continent where China has been increasingly active. (Andrew Carballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)
US secretary of state visits Senegal to start Africa tourU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is working to determine what level of American military forces is needed in West Africa to counter the rise of extremist violence in the region
The Associated Press1 day ago
Young Ugandan who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Sudan appears to clear key hurdle to unity governmentSouth Sudan's rival leaders appear to have cleared a major hurdle with just a week left before the deadline to form a coalition government
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gunmen kill at least 21 in central Mali villageMali's government says gunmen have killed at least 21 people in a village that suffered a massive attack last year
The Associated Press3 days ago
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, walks with his wife Susan, to board a plane as he departs on a multi-country trip, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
US secretary of state heads to Africa after long absenceSecretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Africa this weekend as the first U.S. cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months
The Associated Press3 days ago
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