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Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania coastThe U.N. Refugee Agency says dozens are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off Mauritania's coast
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin'ono appears at the magistrates courts while handcuffed in Harare, Wednesday, July, 22, 2020. Chin'ono known for exposing alleged government corruption is now accused of plotting against the government. Hopwell Chin'ono appeared alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician who is accused of conspiring with to mobilize anti government protests planned for July 31. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe reporter denied bail as government arrests criticsA Zimbabwean investigative journalist will remain in jail after a judge dismissed his bail application Thursday, as the United Nations secretary-general raised “concern” about a wave of arrests in the country
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this image made from video, Saninu Laizer, a small scale miner, holds a six kilograms (13 pounds) tanzanite stone he dug up in Mererani, Tanzania, Monday Aug. 3, 2020. Saninu Laizer who had become an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found has struck it rich again, digging up a third stone weighing 6 kilograms (13 pounds) with an estimated value of $2 million. The first two stones have an estimated value of $3.4 million. (AP Photo)
Tanzanian miner strikes it rich again with huge gem find A small-scale miner in Tanzania who had become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found over a month ago has struck it rich again, digging up a third tanzanite stone weighing 6 kilograms (13 pounds) with an estimated value of $2 million
The Associated Press1 day ago
The annual migration of wildebeest from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara national reserve in Kenya is seen from a drone in the Maasai Mara Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Travel restrictions kept tourists away for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve and only a handful of guides and park wardens were there to watch thousands of wildebeest make their famous trek in search of new grazing pastures(AP Photo/Joe Mwihia)
Virus keeps tourists from Africa's great wildlife migrationOne of nature’s most spectacular sights, East Africa’s great wildebeest migration, went largely unwatched this year as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are felt as far as the continent’s wilderness
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa sees dip in new virus cases but warns of returnSouth Africa’s health minister is reporting decreasing rates of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but warns that vigilance must continue “to prevent a renewed surge.”
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Fully grown Gorilla holding baby in Bwindi National Park Uganda, Tuesday Aug.4.2020. Two new baby gorillas have been spotted in a national park where a beloved primate named Rafiki was killed in June, a Ugandan wildlife official said Tuesday, saying the additions are part of a baby boom in the forested protected area popular with tourists. For us it's a sign of relief. We lost one. We got two. But, of course, losing one is bad enough," said Bashir Hangi, a spokesman for the Uganda Wildlife Authority, talking about the loss of Rafiki.(AP Photo/Uganda Wildlife Authority)
Uganda reports 2 new gorilla babies in Bwindi national parkTwo new baby gorillas have been spotted in a national park where a beloved primate named Rafiki was killed in June, a Ugandan wildlife official said Tuesday, saying the additions are part of a baby boom in the forested protected area popular with tourists
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwean main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa,right, accompanied by his lawyer Thabani Mpofu leave Harare remand prison after visiting prominent journalist Hopwell Chin'ono in Harare, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020.Zimbabwe's president has labelled the main opposition party "terrorist" and vowed to continue a clampdown in which scores of opposition members and government critics have been arrested and rights groups allege security forces have carried out illegal abductions and torture.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe president vows to 'flush out' critics in clampdownZimbabwe’s president has labeled the main opposition party “terrorist” and vowed to continue a clampdown in which scores of opposition members and government critics have been arrested and rights groups allege security forces have carried out illegal abductions and torture
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin'ono appears at the magistrates courts while handcuffed in Harare, Wednesday, July, 22, 2020. Chin'ono known for exposing alleged government corruption is now accused of plotting against the government. Hopwell Chin'ono appeared alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician who is accused of conspiring with to mobilize anti government protests planned for July 31. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe continues arrests of critics, says opposition partyZimbabwean rights groups say the military and police are arresting scores of opposition members and activists after authorities thwarted an anti-government protest last week
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ethiopians celebrate the progress made on the Nile dam, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday Aug. 2, 2020. Ethiopians in the capital celebrated the progress in the construction of the country’s dam on the Nile River, which has caused regional controversy over its filling. In joyful demonstrations urged by posts on social media and apparently endorsed by the government, tens of thousands of residents flooded the streets of the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, waving Ethiopia’s flag and holding up posters. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile RiverEthiopians are celebrating progress in the construction of a dam on the Nile River, which has caused regional controversy over its filling
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa hits 500,000 infections but president hopefulSouth Africa has exceeded a half-million confirmed cases of COVID-19 but President Cyril Ramaphosa says he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the country’s strained health system is managing to cope
The Associated Press4 days ago
In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders responseA dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - This July 10, 2020 file photo shows Covid-19 patients being treated with oxygen at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa has exceeded 500.000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported cases in Africa's 54 countries. Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced the new total on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peakSouth Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries
The Associated Press4 days ago
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