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Grace Mugabe goes to court over diamond ringThe wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has gone to court in an attempt to seize assets of a Lebanese businessman who allegedly failed to deliver a diamond ring worth more than $1.35 million dollars to her
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in SahelThe ambush in West Africa that killed four U.S. service members highlights the danger posed by a newly rebranded jihadist group in the region
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court orderA witness says police used tear gas and fired rifles to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Hangman's job in Zimbabwe gets 'flood' of applicationsThe job of hangman used to be unpopular in Zimbabwe, but more than 50 people are now applying to be state executioner in a country where employment is hard to find
The Associated Press3 hours ago
5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limitsTogo's security minister says at least five people have been killed as security forces clashed with opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits in the capital
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Protesters march as they carry placards reading "Out Al Shabab", left, and "Oh God, have mercy on the dead" near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as two people were arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emergeThousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11' as detailed account emerges of attack; 2 arrested
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Police kill 2 at Uganda rally against president's long rulePolice kill 2 at Uganda rally against president's long rule, opposition official says
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga swing and sit on a football goalpost as they await his arrival for a mass rally in the Shauri Moyo area of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The head of the election commission said Wednesday that it is "difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election" in Kenya's fresh presidential vote only eight days away, just hours after a top Kenyan electoral official resigned saying the election on Oct. 26 cannot be credible as planned. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya vote chief says 'difficult' to have credible electionKenya's election chief says 'difficult' to guarantee credible new vote, just 8 days away
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Zakariye Abdirisaq, left, who lost both his father and aunt in the bombing, is comforted by his cousin as they stand next to his father's grave, at a cemetery in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Anguished families gathered across Somalia's capital on Tuesday as funerals continued for the more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, while others waited anxiously for any word of the scores of people still said to be missing. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)
The Latest: Somalia leader urges fractured nation to uniteThe Latest: Somalia's leader urges long-fractured nation to unite against al-Shabab
The Associated Press20 hours ago
4 British nationals kidnapped in Nigeria's delta region4 British nationals kidnapped in Nigeria's delta region, police say
The Associated Press20 hours ago
In this Aug. 11, 2017, photo, Kenyan electoral official Roselyn Akombe, center, speaks as President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, prepares to receive his electoral win certificate, later nullified, as Deputy President William Ruto, second from left, and Uhuru's wife Margaret Kenyatta, second from right, look on at the results center in Nairobi, Kenya. Akombe resigned Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in a statement from New York saying the rerun of the presidential election scheduled for Oct. 26 cannot be free and fair. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
The Latest: Kenya protesters attack election training siteThe Latest: Kenya protesters attack election training site after officials cast doubt on vote
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Kenya's election chief says it's 'difficult' to guarantee credible fresh presidential voteKenya's election chief says it's 'difficult' to guarantee credible fresh presidential vote
The Associated Press23 hours ago
In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South SudanDespite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan, especially in region of Yei
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South SudanDespite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US failed to prevent 'ethnic cleansing' in South Sudan, especially in region of Yei.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nur Gelle talks about his missing younger brother outside a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Anguished families gathered across Somalia's capital on Tuesday as funerals continued for the more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, while others waited anxiously for any word of the scores of people still said to be missing. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing'Please bring my son back': Anguished Somali families mourn, search for the scores missing
The Associated Press1 day ago
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