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Plane crashes in Congo's South Kivu province, killing 5A provincial government official says a plane crash in Congo’s South Kivu province killed all five people on board
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Angolan court sentences ex-leader's son to 5 years in prisonA court in Angola has sentenced the son of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to five years in prison for fraud and other crimes
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mozambique's leader blames 'war' in north on wealth-seekersMozambique's president says the “war” in the north is the fault of people who want to divide the country for its wealth
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this image made from video, female wildlife ranger Purity Amleset, 24, left, speaks to a Maasai woman near Amboseli national park, Kenya Friday, Jul. 31, 2020. On the sweeping plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro a group of female wildlife rangers known as "Team Lioness" is making history in Kenya's Amboseli National Park and defying patriarchal norms by guarding wildlife and patrolling against poachers instead of doing household chores. (AP Photo/Joe Mwihia)
Kenyan all-female wildlife ranger team breaks down barriersOn the sweeping plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a group of female wildlife rangers is making history by defying patriarchal norms
The Associated Press11 hours ago
At least 17 killed in political unrest in southern EthiopiaThe Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says at least 17 people including children have been killed during protests that followed the weekend arrests of local officials in the south
The Associated Press1 day ago
Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president's candidacyOpposition and civil society groups have demonstrated in Ivory Coast’s city of Abidjan against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in October elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020 surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Anxious residents of this Indian Ocean island nation have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves in an effort to stop the oil spill from reaching their shores. (AP Photo/Beekash Roopun-L'express Maurice)
Grounded ship emptied of oil, but heavy damage for MauritiusEnvironmental groups say almost all the remaining oil has been pumped from a Japanese ship that ran aground off Mauritius, but its initial spill of 1,000 tons of fuel has severely damaged the Indian Ocean island’s coral reefs and once pristine coast
The Associated Press1 day ago
People wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, sit on chairs whilst queuing to be screened and tested for COVID-19 in Eldorado Park outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodiesThe Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an Africa-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus has begun, while evidence from a smaller study indicates that many more people have been infected than official numbers show
The Associated Press1 day ago
Liberia's vice president confirmed to have coronavirusLiberia's health ministry has confirmed that the vice president, who was flown to Ghana on Tuesday for medical care, has tested positive for COVID-19
The Associated Press1 day ago
Patient samples to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at the Rwanda Biomedical Center in the capital Kigali, Rwanda, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Like many countries, Rwanda is finding it impossible to test each of its citizens for the coronavirus amid shortages of supplies but researchers there have created an innovative approach using an algorithm to refine the process of pooled testing that's drawing attention beyond the African continent. (AP Photo)
Limited COVID-19 testing? Researchers in Rwanda have an ideaLike many countries, Rwanda is finding it impossible to test each of its citizens for the coronavirus amid shortages of supplies
The Associated Press1 day ago
5.9-magnitude earthquake shakes parts of East AfricaAn undersea 5.9-magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of East Africa
The Associated Press2 days ago
An armed prison guard stands by the truck carrying Zimbabwean journalist Hopwell Chin'ono upon his arrival at the magistrates court, in Harare, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including lack of access to appropriate food and warm clothing. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe court orders chains removed from jailed journalistA Zimbabwean magistrate has ordered prison authorities to unchain a journalist accused of mobilizing anti-government protests, but then ruled that his testimony describing poor prison conditions must be heard in private
The Associated Press2 days ago
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