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Militia leader convicted in Central African RepublicHuman rights groups in Central African Republic say a former warlord who fought in the anti-Balaka militia has been sentenced to life in prison, a first for this conflict-wracked country
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South Africa ruling party deciding if Zuma should step downSouth Africa's ruling party said Monday it is considering whether to order President Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state
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Liberia swears in ex-soccer star George Weah as new leaderFormer international soccer star George Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over from Africa's first female leader of this post-war, impoverished West African nation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestockA Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock
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7 die at Ethiopia's Epiphany in clashes with security forcesAn Ethiopian police official in the restive Amhara region in the north confirmed Sunday evening that 7 people were killed when people celebrating the Epiphany holiday clashed with security forces
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5 dead, dozens injured as Congo police disperse protestsPolice in Congo use tear gas, gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River damEthiopia's leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River
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2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed and in good condition, police say
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2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed and in good condition, police say2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed and in good condition, police say
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this file photo dated July 4, 2001, aerial photo, a lone elephant grazes at a clearing in the rain forest of Lope Reserve, Gabon.  Gabon's national parks agency said Saturday Jan. 20, 2018, taht a major trafficking ring that smuggled some six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017, has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country of Gabon. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, FILE)
Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 heldGabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 arrested in blow to elephant poaching
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, President Jacob Zuma, looks on at the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg.  The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
South Africa's president under pressure at key party meetingSouth Africa's scandal-plagued leader under pressure at key party meeting; some want his exit
The Associated Press2 days ago
US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremistsUS-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists in raid that frees child conscripts
The Associated Press2 days ago
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