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Correction: Torture Lawsuit-Somalia storyCorrection: Torture Lawsuit-Somalia story
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Central African Republic massacres leave more than 50 deadMore than 50 people were reportedly killed in an attack by a militia on several villages in the Central African Republic's volatile northwest near the border with Chad, the United Nations said Thursday.
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019, photo, boxes of ballot papers are held under armed guard before vote counting gets underway in Blantyre, Malawi. The country went to the polls to elect a new president in which 78-year-old President Peter Mutharika is seeking re-election to a second term. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Malawi's president in the lead for re-electionMalawi's President Peter Mutharika has taken a lead in the election with more than 75 percent of votes counted from the Tuesday poll
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Kenya court to rule if gay relations are criminal actsKenya court to make landmark ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of slave ship Clotilda survivor Charlie Lewis, stands for a portrait at the community center in Africatown in Mobile, Ala. On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, authorities said that researchers have located the wreck of Clotilda, the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett, File)
Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coastAuthorities say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somali women walk past a destroyed building after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A police spokesman said the attack killed at least six people and injured more than a dozen, while Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted vehicles carrying government officials. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capitalSomali police say Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in the capital, killing at least nine people, including a former foreign minister
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to members of parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. (AP Photo)
South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruptionSouth African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term
The Associated Press1 day ago
Jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for tortureA jury has found a northern Virginia man who once served as a colonel in the Somali Army responsible for torturing a man more than 30 years ago as part of a government campaign against perceived enemies
The Associated Press2 days ago
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika arrives to cast his vote at a polling station near Blantyre, Malawi, Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  More than 6 million Malawians are voting Tuesday for president, parliament and local councils in the country's sixth election since the 1994 end of dictatorship. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Voters in Malawi go to polls to elect president, parliamentMore than 6 million Malawians are voting Tuesday for president, parliament and local councils in the country's sixth election since the 1994 end of dictatorship
The Associated Press2 days ago
Prominent Congolese politician Katumbi returns from exileA Congolese businessman and onetime presidential hopeful has returned home after three years in political exile
The Associated Press3 days ago
7 dead in southern Mali after attack near Burkina FasoAuthorities in Mali say at least seven people are dead after an attack in Koury, near the West African country's troubled border with Burkina Faso
The Associated Press3 days ago
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, right, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Monday May 20, 2019. Zuma is appearing for four days this week seeking a stay of prosecution on charges of corruption. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruptionFormer South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering
The Associated Press3 days ago
Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramidsEgyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids
The Associated Press4 days ago
Malawian President Peter Mutharika addresses his party's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) final election rally in Blantyre, Malawi Saturday, May 18, 2019. Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent 78-year-old president Peter Mutharika of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party against his own vice president, 46-year-old Saulos Chilima as well as the main opposition party leader Lazarus Chakwera, 64. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for presidentJobs, fighting graft are top issues as southern African nation of Malawi votes for president
The Associated Press4 days ago
As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressureAs Uganda targets a pop star opposition figure, the media comes under pressure
The Associated Press5 days ago
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