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Soldier killed in Niger ambush receives posthumous medalThe family of a U.S. soldier killed during a 2017 ambush in the African nation of Niger has received his Silver Star Medal in South Florida
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Protesters run from teargas fired by riot police during protests in Harare, Friday, Aug, 16, 2019. Zimbabwe's police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in the center of the capital, Harare, Friday morning. A few hundred demonstrators gathered in Africa Unity Square, despite a police ban on the protest that was upheld by Zimbabwe's High Court. (AP Photo/KB Mpofu)
Zimbabwe's police beat anti-government protesters in capitalZimbabwe's police used tear gas, arrests and beatings Friday to quell anti-government protests in the capital, Harare
The Associated Press1 day ago
Riot police arrest and forcibly apprehend protestors during protests in Harare, Friday, Aug, 16, 2019. The main opposition Movement For Democratic Change party is holding protests over deteriorating economic conditions in the country as well as to try and force Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to set up a transitional authority to address the crisis and organize credible elections. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The Latest: Protesters, police clash in Zimbabwe's capitalPolice are clashing with a few hundred anti-government protesters who gathered in central Harare
The Associated Press1 day ago
Armed riot police patrol the streets in Harare, Thursday, Aug, 15, 2019. In a show of force to discourage anti government protests, Zimbabwe police with water cannons patrolled the capital's streets and warned residents, "you will rot in jail" if they participated in the demonstrations planned for Friday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Police patrol Zimbabwe capital before anti-government demosIn a show of force to discourage anti-government protests, Zimbabwe police with water cannons patrolled the capital's streets and warned residents "you will rot in jail" if they participate in the demonstrations planned for Friday
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN experts: Mali peace signatories failed to accelerate dealU.N. experts say signatories to a 2015 peace agreement in Mali have failed to accelerate its implementation as promised amid growing rivalries and popular resentment against the deal as well as increasing attacks by militants in the region
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwe's opposition vows protests over economic crisisZimbabwe's main opposition Wednesday said it will roll out protests starting this week to try to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa to set up a transitional authority, even as the government warned against such action
The Associated Press3 days ago
Extremists attack army base in southern Mogadishu; 5 killedSomali military officers say at least four soldiers and a photographer embedded with the army were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an army base in the town of Awdhegle, southwest of the capital
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ex-Mozambican finance minister remains in South African jailFormer Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang will remain in a South African jail until October when a South African High Court will hear the case to extradite him to the U.S. Chang was arrested in South Africa in December last year
The Associated Press4 days ago
Nigeria's Shia leader flies to India for medical treatmentThe leader of Nigeria's Shia community, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife have flown to India for medical treatment after their temporary release from prison
The Associated Press4 days ago
A man poses for a photo while seated on a dumpsite in Harare, Friday, 9, 2019.  Fuel prices and the general cost of living continue to rise in Zimbabwe as the public struggle against basic shortages of water and power. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe's children suffer from country's economic crisisWith power cuts lasting 19 hours per day, debilitating water shortages, inflation at 175% and many basic items in scarce supply, Zimbabwe's children are the silent victims of the once-prosperous southern African country's debilitating economic downfall
The Associated Press6 days ago
Tanzania police officer takes position near the wreckage of petrol tanker in Morogoro Township about 200 km from Dar es Salaa,m Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania Saturday as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62, in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country. (AP Photo/ Khalfan Said)
Tanzanian police say 62 killed when siphoned tanker explodesA damaged tanker truck has exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it, killing at least 62
The Associated Press7 days ago
Police say at least 57 people killed in fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania townPolice say at least 57 people killed in fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania town
The Associated Press7 days ago
Rights group says Eritrea high schools center of repressionA report by the Human Rights Watch says Eritrean secondary schools are the heart of the country's repressive system
The Associated Press8 days ago
Kenyan lawmaker and her baby ousted from parliament sessionSome Kenyan lawmakers are protesting a decision by the temporary speaker of parliament's lower house to eject their colleague who was holding her young child during a session of the legislature
The Associated Press9 days ago
Renamo leader Ossufo Momade, center, performs a dance with locals upon his arrival for a peace accord signing ceremony at Gorongosa National Park, about 170 kilometres from Beira, Mozambique, Thursday, Aug, 1, 2019. Momade is set to sign a peace agreement with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, ending decades of hostilities that included a 15 year civil war. The former rebel groups remaining fighters are disarming just weeks before a visit by Pope Francis and a national election that will test the now-political rivals new resolve. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Mozambique peace accord signed, paves way for electionsMozambique's president and the leader of country's main opposition group have signed a new peace accord in the capital
The Associated Press11 days ago
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