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FILE - In this Sunday Oct 9, 2011 file photo, Cameroon President Paul Biya waves after casting his vote during the presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon. A bloody conflict between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists over language is now threatening next month's presidential election. The 85-year-old President Paul Biya, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, vows to hold the largely Francophone country together even as thousands flee violence in English-speaking regions. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Cameroon lurches toward election amid separatist conflictCameroon lurches toward election amid separatist conflict; language sparked a bloody battle
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FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, supporters of temporary protected status of immigrants cheer, hold signs and a banner with the outline of El Salvador at a rally at a federal courthouse in San Francisco, the day a lawsuit was filed against the Trump administration over its decision to end a program that lets immigrants live and work legally in the United States. During a hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen questioned the Trump administration's motives to end the program and repeated the president's vulgar language to describe some countries during a White House meeting in January. Chen is deciding whether to block the administration's decision to end temporary protected status for people from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador. He did not immediately rule. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearingA U.S. judge has questioned the Trump administration's motives for ending a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conferencePrince William visits Africa ahead of UK conference on illegal wildlife trade
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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres shake hands after the unveiling ceremony of the Nelson Mandela Statue which was presented as a gift from South Africa, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (Angela Weiss/Pool Photo via AP)
Mandela's widow urges world: put egos aside and end violenceNelson Mandela's widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world
The Associated Press1 day ago
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is escorted to address the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran's exportsFive world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran's exports, including oil, as well as its imports
The Associated Press1 day ago
Palau's President Thomas Remengesau Jr. addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
As Trump arrives at UN, world leaders honor MandelaWorld leaders have kicked off their annual gathering at the United Nations by honoring a global icon of peace and reconciliation
The Associated Press1 day ago
Suspected rebels kill 18 in Congo's east amid EbolaA Congolese civil society group says that 18 people have been killed in attacks by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the eastern city of Beni, as the city and region continue to face an Ebola outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hundreds arrested in Ethiopia after violence around capitalAn Ethiopian security official has confirmed the mass arrest of youths in the capital, Addis Ababa, following violence within the city and in nearby towns last week in which several dozen people were killed
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Pop star turned opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, speaks with the media at his house in Kampala, Uganda Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Wine says he is concerned about his safety four days after returning home from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Uganda's opposition pop star says he doesn't feel safeUgandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says he is concerned about his safety four days after returning home from the United States
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Kenya police charge provincial governor with student murderKenyan police have charged a provincial governor with the murder of a university student who claimed he had impregnated her in an extramarital affair
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Kenya's military says it's killed 10 extremists in attackKenya's military says it's killed 10 rebels from the al-Shabab extremist group in an ambush in Kenya's south where several soldiers have died from roadside bombs
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2007, Former South African President Nelson Mandela is photographed at the Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.  The United Nations is seeking to harness the soaring symbolism of Nelson Mandela's struggle and national reconciliation, as it unveils of a statue of Mandela, born 100 years ago, at the U.N. building in New York on Monday Sept. 24, 2018.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UNThe U.N. is harnessing the soaring symbolism of Nelson Mandela, whose South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation
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Passengers on the MV Nyehunge passenger ferry, left, look across at the capsized MV Nyerere passenger ferry as it lies upturned near Ukara Island, Tanzania Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Burials started Sunday of the more than 200 people who died when the ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, while the country's Defense Minister said no further survivors were likely to be found and search efforts had ended. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 225Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 225 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rescue workers observe the capsized MV Nyerere passenger ferry as it lies upturned near Ukara Island, Tanzania Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Burials started Sunday of the more than 200 people who died when the ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, while the country's Defense Minister said no further survivors were likely to be found and search efforts had ended. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224Burials begin in Tanzania as death toll rises to 224 after ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, says state broadcaster
The Associated Press2 days ago
Relatives carry coffins to be used for the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry on Ukara Island, Tanzania Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The death toll soared past 200 on Saturday while officials said a survivor was found inside the capsized ferry and search efforts were ending to focus on identifying bodies, two days after the Lake Victoria disaster. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)
Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferryDeath toll rises above 200 in Tanzania; survivor found in capsized ferry after 2 days
The Associated Press3 days ago
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