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Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91Authorities in Botswana say former president Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91 after an illness
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Burkina Faso to invest $700 million to fight extremismBurkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700 million over 4 years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Congo rights group: Army kills 13 rebels after Beni attacksCongo rights group: Army kills 13 rebels after attacks in eastern city of Beni
The Associated Press15 hours ago
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, center-left, walks with Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, center, during a visit to the Imvepi reception center for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Guterres visited ahead of a U.N.-backed summit in Uganda that is aimed at raising global awareness of the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis and urged South Sudan's leaders to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of people. (AP Photo/Rodney Muhumuza)
South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visitSouth Sudan's leaders must end war, UN chief says on visit to fastest-growing refugee crisis
The Associated Press15 hours ago
South African President Jacob Zuma answers questions in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Constitutional Court ruled earlier in Johannesburg, that a parliamentary vote of no confidence in Zuma could be held by secret ballot, saying it is up to the speaker of parliament to decide. (AP Photo)
Scandal-hit South Africa leader says doing job 'very well'Scandal-hit South African leader laughs at criticism, says he is doing his job 'very well'
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Somali security forces gather at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, June 22, 2017. A number of people are dead and several others wounded in the blast in Somalia's capital, police said Thursday, adding that the bomber was trying to drive into the police station's gate but detonated against the wall instead. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital7 dead, a dozen wounded in suicide car bomb blast at police station in Somalia's capital
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'Ghana court says decision to take in Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'
The Associated Press16 hours ago
The Latest: Al-Shabab claims suicide blast in Somali capitalThe Latest: Al-Shabab claims suicide blast in Somali capital, monitoring group says
The Associated Press17 hours ago
File--In this April 14, 2014 photo, Hamamatou Harouna, 10, crawls to the restroom on the grounds of the Catholic Church where she and hundreds of others found refuge in Carnot, Central African Republic. Human Rights Watch says people with disabilities in Central African Republic are at high risk during attacks and forced displacement, facing neglect in an ongoing humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
People with disabilities at risk in Central African RepublicPeople with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic amid fighting: Rights group
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Mali says 1 woman still missing after attack on resortMalian authorities say 1 woman still missing after extremist attack on resort
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN welcomes deployment of force to fight extremists in SahelThe UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region to fight the growing threat from extremists
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 Angolan journalists charged with insulting the state2 Angolan journalists charged with insulting the state over article about attorney general
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rwanda says gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in attack near BurundiRwanda says gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in attack near border with Burundi
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, Adel Bol, 20, cradles her 10-month-old daughter Akir Mayen at a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan. South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people - half the population - will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations released Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo, File)
South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is criticalSouth Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical with 2 million near starvation
The Associated Press1 day ago
100 dead in Central African Republic town, mayor says100 dead in Central African Republic town after peace deal signed Monday in Rome, mayor says
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