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Rescuers recover a body as they search for survivors at the collapse of a garbage mound in Maputo, Mozambique, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Mozambican media say at least 17 people died when heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of the mound garbage. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)
17 killed in garbage dump collapse in MozambiqueMozambican media say 17 people died when heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Mozambican media say at least 17 killed when heavy rains triggered partial collapse of huge mound of garbage in MaputoMozambican media say at least 17 killed when heavy rains triggered partial collapse of huge mound of garbage in Maputo
The Associated Press18 hours ago
South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked familySouth African authorities escalate anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Gambia president announces moratorium on death penaltyGambia's president has declared a moratorium on the death penalty, calling it a "first step toward abolition."
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitationAuthorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this Sunday Jan. 17, 2016 file photo, forensic workers in protective gear and Burkina Faso soldiers, examine the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homesWest Africa's extremism spreading as thousands in once-quiet part of Burkina Faso flee
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa's ZumaFormer South African state prosecutor who led case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against ex-president Jacob Zuma
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman raises her hands in prayer while waiting for the body of the late Morgan Tsvangirai to arrive in Harare, Saturday, Feb, 17, 2018. Zimbabwe's veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, aged 65, died Wednesday bringing an end to his long campaign to lead the country. He had been seeking treatment in neighbouring South Africa after announcing in 2016 that he had colon cancer. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe president sees deceased opposition leader's familyZimbabwe's president Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions
The Associated Press1 day ago
NY archbishop celebrates funeral for US soldier from GhanaNew York's Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrates funeral Mass for Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died while rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in deadly fire
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopia vows no military takeover amid latest emergencyEthiopia vows no military takeover after declaring new 6-month state of emergency
The Associated Press2 days ago
The Latest: US 'strongly disagrees' with Ethiopian emergencyThe Latest: US 'strongly disagrees' with Ethiopia's latest state of emergency
The Associated Press2 days ago
Trio of suicide bombers kill 20 at crowded market in NigeriaTrio of suicide bombers kill at least 20 at crowded market in northern Nigeria
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwe arrests university chief over Grace Mugabe's degreeZimbabwe arrests university official over Grace Mugabe's contested doctoral degree
The Associated Press2 days ago
Siyabonga Mkhumbuzi, far right, with his wife Nothandekile, left, son Lonwabo, and daughter Emihle, watch television showing South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing parliament, in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.  There are high expectations for Ramaphosa to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma who resigned earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruptionSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa says it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them, that country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state institutions this year
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid wide protestsEthiopian officials have declared a state of emergency amid widespread anti-government protests that have persisted for more than two years and in which hundreds have been killed and several thousand detained, the majority of whom have since been released
The Associated Press3 days ago
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