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Obama in ancestral home Kenya to launch sister's projectFormer U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya, the country of his father's birth, for a private visit, the first since leaving office
The Associated Press5 days ago
Nigeria's ruling party wins race for governor in south stateNigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, has narrowly won the race for governor of Ekiti state in the country's south, electoral officials announced Sunday
The Associated Press5 days ago
Ethiopian women wait to welcome Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. To dancing and cheers, Eritrea's longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. (AP Photo Mulugeta Ayene)
Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues'Historic day:' Eritrea's leader visits Ethiopia after 22 years amid dramatic diplomatic thaw
The Associated Press6 days ago
EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT People look at the bodies of alleged attackers laying on a road, near the Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somali, Saturday, July 14, 2018.  Somali security forces shot dead three extremists and foiled an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace in the capital, a police officer said Saturday. (Farah Abdi Warsameh)
6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace with 2 large blasts, gunfire
The Associated Press6 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, June 4, 2018 file photo, Nigeriens and third-country migrants head towards Libya from Agadez, Niger. Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two of its top security officials. Officials with the UN’s International Organization for Migration said the expulsions to the desert border Algeria shares with Niger and Mali had all but ended since The Associated Press reported more than 13,000 people had been dropped there since May 2017, including women and children. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Deadly Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert, UN saysU.N. migration official says Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die
The Associated Press6 days ago
2 large blasts followed by gunfire heard near presidential palace in Somalia's capital2 large blasts followed by gunfire heard near presidential palace in Somalia's capital
The Associated Press6 days ago
Eritrea's president arrives in Ethiopia for 1st visit in 22 years amid dramatic diplomatic thawEritrea's president arrives in Ethiopia for 1st visit in 22 years amid dramatic diplomatic thaw
The Associated Press6 days ago
7 Nigerians charged in alleged dating site schemeSeven Nigerians are facing charges after prosecutors say they targeted people on dating websites and swindled them out of more than $1.5 million
The Associated Press6 days ago
Congo's acquitted ex-VP to run in presidential electionFormer Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has been declared an opposition party candidate for the December presidential election after recently being acquitted of war crimes charges in an appeal to the International Criminal Court
The Associated Press6 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 file photo, Sierra Leone migrants who were expelled from Algeria wait for repatriation in an International Organization for Migration center in Agadez, Niger. Algeria’s deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two of its top security officials. Officials with the UN’s International Organization for Migration said the expulsions to the desert border Algeria shares with Niger and Mali had all but ended since The Associated Press reported more than 13,000 people had been dropped there since May 2017, including women and children. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Algeria stops forcing migrants into Sahara after outrageAlgeria's deadly expulsions of migrants into the Sahara Desert have nearly ground to a halt after widespread condemnation and the abrupt firing of two of its top security officials
The Associated Press7 days ago
Cash vans targeted in brazen heists in South Africa'Oh my God!' Cash vans targeted in brazen heists in South Africa as bystanders film, flee
The Associated Press7 days ago
FILE - In this , July 8, 2018, file image from video provided by ERITV, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center right, is welcomed by Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki as he disembarks the plane, in Asmara, Eritrea. Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia on Saturday, July 14, 2018, the latest step in an unprecedented diplomatic thaw between the former archrivals. Eritrea's Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel confirms the visit on Twitter, saying it will "add momentum to the joint march for peace and cooperation." (ERITV via AP, File)
Eritrea leader visits Ethiopia on Saturday in historic thawEritrea's leader to visit Ethiopia on Saturday, latest step in surprise diplomatic thaw
The Associated Press7 days ago
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