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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, volunteers stand at the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday, Aug. 20 in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. (AP Photo/Kabba Kargbo, file)
Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslidesChurches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Gabriella Engels looks on during a media conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The model who accuses Zimbabwe's first lady of assault, 20-year-old Gabriella Engels, has been offered legal assistance by a prominent lawyer Gerrie Nel, who secured the murder conviction of Oscar Pistorius. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to ZimbabweGranted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there
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Gabriella Engels looks on during a media conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The model who accuses Zimbabwe's first lady of assault, 20-year-old Gabriella Engels, has been offered legal assistance by a prominent lawyer Gerrie Nel, who secured the murder conviction of Oscar Pistorius. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first ladySouth Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who was accused of assaulting a woman in a Johannesburg hotel a week ago
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday Feb. 27, 2016 file photo, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace attend his birthday celebrations in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. President Robert Mugabe is in South Africa as his wife is accused of assaulting a young model. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assaultA look at Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting South African model
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, centre, walks upon his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Buhari has returned to the country after more than three months in London for medical treatment. His office says Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast Monday morning. The government of Africa's most populous nation has never said what exactly has been ailing the 74-year-old leader. (Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House via AP)
Nigeria's ailing president returns after 3 months awayNigeria's president returns to country after more than 3 months in London for mystery illness
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Anti-Mugabe demonstrators protest against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, as tensions rise over allegations that she assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg last Sunday. South Africa's government says it has not yet decided to grant the Zimbabwe government's request for diplomatic immunity for Mugabe. (AP Photo)
South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claimSouth Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim; Zimbabwe blocks SAA flights
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The Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months awayThe Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months in London for medical treatment
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends the Southern African Development Community's leaders' conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Zimbabwe's first lady is expected to make her first public appearance today since being accused of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
The Latest: South Africa blocks Air Zimbabwe flightThe Latest: South Africa blocks Air Zimbabwe flight from leaving country
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug.15, 2017 file photo, volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara, File)
Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely deadHundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead almost a week after disaster
The Associated Press1 day ago
Congo landslide death toll likely 200, governor saysCongo landslide death toll likely 200, governor says; dozens of homes destroyed
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Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights amid scandal over president Mugabe's wifeZimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights amid scandal over president Mugabe's wife
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Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, UN saysAttacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, United Nations says
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Nigeria says ailing president returning to country today after more than 3 months in LondonNigeria says ailing president returning to country today after more than 3 months in London
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A supporter of main opposition leader Raila Odinga holds a placard of his face as she attends a small demonstration outside the Supreme Court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Dozens of supporters gathered in front of the court building where opposition lawyers were expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential voteLawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance have filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline
The Associated Press1 day ago
Official: Rwanda genocide suspect extradited from GermanyRwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges
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