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South Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patientsSouth Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patients
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
Protesters loot office of Mali president's political partyProtesters have ransacked an office belonging to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s political party
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Medical staff cleans a tent where Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
South Africa returns to ban on alcohol sales as virus surgesSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so that hospitals have more beds to treat COVID-19 patients
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Party members attend the national congress of the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania Saturday, July 11, 2020. Tanzania's ruling party on Saturday nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote. (AP Photo)
Tanzania's ruling party nominates president to run againTanzania’s ruling party has nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote
The Associated Press1 day ago
Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
Mali protests in 2nd day despite president's call for talksPolice have fired tear gas in Mali’s capital as scattered groups came out for a second straight day of anti-government protests, defying the president’s latest call for dialogue
The Associated Press1 day ago
Building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria; 2 dead including childA building has collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria and killed an adult and a child
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo made available by the South African Police Services (SAPS), confiscated arms and ammunition, lay on the ground at a church in Zuurbekom, near Johannesburg, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Police in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg. (South African Police Services via AP)
5 dead in hostage situation at troubled South Africa churchPolice in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough touristsKuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe's only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopia says 2 arrested in killing that sparked mass unrestEthiopia’s attorney general says two people have been arrested and a third is on the run after the shooting death of a popular singer that set off days of deadly unrest
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mali's president urges dialogue after thousands protestMalian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says he still wants dialogue with his opponents hours after thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the capital
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigeria anti-corruption chief suspended, accused of graftThe head of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has been suspended from office following corruption allegations against him
The Associated Press2 days ago
Medical staff cleans a tent where Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South AfricaThe coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa and COVID-19 wards are overflowing
The Associated Press2 days ago
A worker walks past a freshly-dug graves at the Honingnestkrans Cemetery, North of Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, July 9, 2020. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus pandemic on the continent is reaching "full speed" after cases surpassed a half-million and a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5 million grave. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching 'full speed'The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus pandemic on the continent is reaching “full speed” after cases surpassed a half-million
The Associated Press3 days ago
Women and children sit outside their tents in a makeshift site for displaced people in Kongoussi, Burkina Faso, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Jihadist violence has dramatically escalated in Burkina Faso in recent years. The country's military has struggled to contain the violence. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Burkina Faso's volunteer fighters are no match for jihadistsIn an effort to combat rising jihadist violence, Burkina Faso’s military has recruited volunteers to help it fight militants
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations headquarters. In a televised midnight speech, Keita promised early Thursday, July 9, 2020, to reform the country's constitutional court in a bid to quell another round of protests calling for his resignation. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Mali leader promises court changes in bid to quell protestsMali's president is promising to reorganize the country's constitutional court, part of a bid to quell growing protests against his government
The Associated Press3 days ago
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