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Congo opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violenceCongo opens probe into former minister's role in Kasai violence UN experts had been pursuing
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In this photo taken Sunday, April 16, 2017, the Theewaterskloof Dam, a key source of water supply to Cape Town, South Africa, is shown at low levels. The city, a major international tourist attraction, is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. (AP Photo/Halden Krog)
Parched Cape Town imposes water restrictions due to droughtSouth Africa's city of Cape Town is telling people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century
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Gambia says it seizes $50 million of ex-president's assetsGambia says it seizes $50 million of former leader Jammeh's assets
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New WFP leader calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable'New American head of World Food Program calls South Sudan's famine 'deplorable'
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FILE -- In this Sunday, June 27, 2010 file photo two men compete in an ostrich race at Highgate ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town of  Oudtshoorn known of  as the  “ostrich capital of the world.” Not so much anymore. Two major ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn have stopped offering ostrich rides to tourists, responding to concerns about the birds’ welfare. A third farm is sticking with the feature, saying it is regulated and that ostriches do not experience discomfort.. The Highgate farm, however, continues to offer ostrich rides.(AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
Bird-riding loses luster in South Africa's ostrich capitalClambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world."
The Associated Press1 day ago
South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant tramplingAuthorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being trampled by an elephant
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Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad areaAn army spokesman says Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including six women believed to have helped smuggle supplies
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Family members celebrate as they embrace a relative, one of the released kidnapped schoolgirls, in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, May 20, 2017. The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga)
Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 yearsFreed Nigerian schoolgirls have emotional reunion with families after 3 years with Boko Haram
The Associated Press2 days ago
2 suspects face trial soon in deaths of UN experts in Congo2 suspects soon to face trial in deaths of UN experts, interpreter in Congo
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20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic as gunmen loot aid compounds
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Africa body seeks urgent help against Lord's Resistance ArmyAfrican body seeks urgent help against Lord's Resistance Army as US gives up pursuit
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French President Emmanuel Macron lines up for food as he shares a lunch break with soldiers of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron is highlighting his determination to crush extremism with a visit to French-led military forces combating jihadist groups in West Africa. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremismMacron says 'other countries can do more' in protecting Europe from extremist threat
The Associated Press3 days ago
A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron is highlighting his determination to crush extremism with a visit to French-led military forces combating jihadist groups in West Africa. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
The Latest: Macron says intel-sharing with US to continueThe Latest: Macron says intelligence-sharing with US to continue in Africa military operations
The Associated Press3 days ago
EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT. FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, a man collecting bodies to bury in a mass grave approaches a burned hut containing charred corpses, on the outskirts of Yei, in southern South Sudan. South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilians in the town of Yei between July 2016 and January 2017, a new United Nations report said Friday, May 19, 2017, saying those cases and other abuses may amount to crimes against humanity. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch, File)
South Sudan government forces killed 114 civilians, UN saysSouth Sudan pro-government forces killed 114 civilians, raped girls in front of families: UN
The Associated Press4 days ago
Gambia court issues arrest warrant in journalist's killingGambia court issues arrest warrant for 2 former army officers in journalist's killing
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