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FILE - In this Oct. 28 2014, file photo, Botswana President Ian Khama attends a swearing-in ceremony for a second and final term as Botswana's president at the National Assembly buildings in Gaborone. Botswana's ruling party the BDF (Botswana Democratic Party) faces the tightest election of its history on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 after Khama, annoyed with his hand-picked successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, announced his support for the opposition. (AP Photo/File)
Botswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fightBotswana, calm for decades, faces surprising election fight after ex-leader turns on successor
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South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar, centre, as he returns to the country, in Juba, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, to meet with President Salva Kiir less than a month before their deadline to form a unity government after a five-year civil war. Machar's two-day visit includes a scheduled meeting with the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who arrives Sunday with a U.N. Security Council delegation.(AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
South Sudan opposition leader returns to meet with presidentSouth Sudan opposition leader returns to meet with president; unity government deadline looms
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A customer purchase Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed's book on MEDEMER (synergy) after it was launched Saturday Oct. 19, 2019, at the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister's book of his ideology, with one million copies already printed. Saturday's launch again raises concerns among some in the East African nation that a cult of personality could spring up around Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who announced sweeping political reforms after taking office last year. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
Ethiopia's Nobel-winning leader launches million-copy bookEthiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning leader launches million-copy book of his ideology
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Mozambique's opposition Renamo wants re-run of electionsMozambique's opposition Renamo rejects projected ruling party win, wants re-run of elections
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Correction: South Sudan-Fragile Peace storyCorrection: South Sudan-Fragile Peace story
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, photo, vote counting takes place after polling station closed in Maputo, Mozambique. Calls for calm and warnings against voter intimidation marked a closely watched election day in the country that is crucial in consolidating a wary peace in the southern African nation of nearly 30 million people. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)
Mozambique's Frelimo appears headed for big election winUnofficial results in Mozambique's elections point to sweeping victories for the ruling Frelimo party and President Filipe Nyusi, prompting some analysts to question the credibility of the polls
The Associated Press2 days ago
9 dead as Guineans protest president's bid to extend powerDoctor says 9 dead, some shot at close range, as Guineans protest leader's bid to extend power
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ex-Mozambique finance minister fights extradition to USEx-Mozambique finance minister fights extradition to US for trial over $2 billion debt scandal
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, photo, vote counting takes place after polling station closed in Maputo, Mozambique. Calls for calm and warnings against voter intimidation marked a closely watched election day in the country that is crucial in consolidating a wary peace in the southern African nation of nearly 30 million people. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)
Mozambique counts votes amid sporadic protestsVote counting continues Wednesday in Mozambique's presidential and parliamentary elections, after isolated incidents of vandalism and violence tainted a generally peaceful night of tallying the ballots
The Associated Press3 days ago
Nigerian police raid frees scores of beaten, starved boysNigerian police raid frees scores of beaten, starved boys; 2nd such raid in less than a month
The Associated Press4 days ago
Voters queue to cast their votes in Maputo, Mozambique, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 in the country's presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections. Polling stations opened across the country with 13 million voters registered to cast ballots in elections seen as key to consolidating peace in the southern African nation. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)
Mozambique votes in a crucial test of recent peace dealMozambique votes in a key test of recent peace deal as president appeals for 'total serenity'
The Associated Press4 days ago
Delay in ex-South African leader's case as appeal plannedDelay in ex-South African president's corruption case as legal team plans to appeal
The Associated Press5 days ago
4 dead as Guineans protest president's bid to extend powerAt least four people have died in the capital after police in Guinea fired tear gas and bullets to disperse thousands of opposition protesters
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Catholic church urges Angola to declare a drought emergencyCatholic church urges Angola to declare a drought emergency as more than 1 million affected
The Associated Press5 days ago
Several wounded as mortars hit UN compound in MogadishuSeveral wounded as mortars hit UN compound in Mogadishu in 'blatant act of terrorism'
The Associated Press6 days ago
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