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Zimbabwe police raid opposition party offices, seek machetesZimbabwe police have raided the offices of the country’s main opposition party, and a spokesman says the officers were looking for machetes
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Lesotho's prime minister to retire amid political crisisLesotho’s prime minister has broken his silence on the southern African nation's political crisis, saying he will soon retire
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)
Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East AfricaThe most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and threatening food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE — In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 file photo Zimbabwean Deputy President Constantino Chiwenga is seen with his wife Marry, right, upon arrival for the inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.  Marry Chiwenga has been charged with attempting to kill her husband and has also been charged with money laundering and fraud. (AP Photo/Wonder Mashura, File)
Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president's nasty divorce Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and wrestling over luxury cars and overseas properties
The Associated Press9 hours ago
South Sudan rivals agree to meet unity government deadlineA special envoy says South Sudan’s rival leaders have agreed to form a coalition government by the February deadline
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Lesotho leader soon to step down as murder probe continuesA government minister says the prime minister of Lesotho soon will retire, as investigations continue into the murder of his former wife
The Associated Press1 day ago
Imam in Uganda is mocked for mistakenly marrying a manA Ugandan imam who says he unknowingly married a man in a Muslim ceremony is being mocked in a case that gay rights activists say highlights intolerance
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, residents of the Malawi village of Tomali wait to have their young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria. Babies in three African nations are getting the first and only vaccine for malaria in a pilot program. World health officials want to see how well the vaccine works in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya before recommending its wider use.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nationsMalaria is one of the world's deadliest and most stubborn diseases
The Associated Press1 day ago
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea off Africa led world in 2019Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa jumped by more than 50% last year as the area off oil-rich Nigeria continues to be the world's most dangerous for ship crews
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, a ranger reaches out towards female northern white rhino Najin, 30, one of the last two northern white rhinos on the planet, in her enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. Researchers said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 that they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino, just the third to be created in a lab with eggs taken from the females and inseminated with frozen sperm from dead males, in a global effort to keep the species alive.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
'Amazing': New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino speciesResearchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi,left, casts his vote in Maputo in the country's elections. Nyusi is to be sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 for a second and final term in Maputo after five turbulent years in office and facing two armed insurgencies as well as economic opportunities. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade/File)
Mozambique's Nyusi begins 2nd term amid violent challengesMozambique's president has been sworn in for a second and final term after five turbulent years in office amid two armed insurgencies
The Associated Press2 days ago
Police searching for Lesotho's first lady in murder probePolice in Lesotho are searching for the wife of the country's prime minister for questioning in the 2017 killing of the leader's former wife
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his inked finger before voting in Banjul, Gambia.  Gambia's longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile three years ago after an election loss, says he wants to return home, according to an audio recording released by his political party Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Gambia's ex-dictator Jammeh reportedly wants to come homeGambia's longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh, who fled into exile three years ago after an election loss, says he wants to return home
The Associated Press3 days ago
Lawyers want former South African leader summoned to testifyLawyers with a South African probe into corruption in government and state-owned companies are applying to have former President Jacob Zuma summoned to testify before it
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE — In this file photo taken Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 refugees, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, face off with police, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) compound in Pretoria, South Africa.  The Home Affairs Ministry says that, as of Jan. 1 2020, South Africa can strip refugees of their status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries. (AP Photo/Elna Schutz, File)
South Africa to strip refugees' status for any political actSouth Africa can now strip refugees of their status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries
The Associated Press3 days ago
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