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In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 and released by UNICEF, a young child sits on the floor in the therapeutic feeding unit of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp in Bentiu, South Sudan. Famine has been declared Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. (Kate Holt/UNICEF via AP)
South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famineSouth Sudan's president says his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared in part of the country
The Associated Press2 hours ago
2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unionsTwo more people die in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announces an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reads his birthday card as he marks his 93rd birthday at his offices in Harare, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Mugabe described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" in an interview marking his 93rd birthday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policyU.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, a mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The United Nations children's agency warned Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agencyAlmost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death' in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen: UN
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes oppositionA former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after disagreeing with the president has returned to the country, abandoning the political opposition of which she had become a member
The Associated Press16 hours ago
South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinkingSouth Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
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Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikesAt least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks
The Associated Press1 day ago
More than 100 injured in train collision in South AfricaSouth African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people
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UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forcesThe United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces
The Associated Press1 day ago
Merkel's Algeria visit canceled because president falls illGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has called off a trip to Algeria at the last minute because long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is too sick to meet her
The Associated Press1 day ago
Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty mineralsA gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 and released by UNICEF, a young girl who fled fighting in nearby Leer in recent months, queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan. Famine has been declared Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. (Kate Holt/UNICEF via AP)
Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UNFamine has been declared in 2 counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis
The Associated Press1 day ago
Famine is declared in part of South Sudan, thousands of deaths feared as a result of civil warFamine is declared in part of South Sudan, thousands of deaths feared as a result of civil war
The Associated Press1 day ago
A shopkeeper surveys the wreckage of shops destroyed by a blast in a market in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. A Somali police officer says a blast at a busy market in the western part of Somalia's capital tore through shops and food stands and killed more than a dozen people and wounded many others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplaceSomalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34
The Associated Press2 days ago
Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night skyThe Traveling Telescope project visits some of Kenya's most remote areas, showing students the night sky and the science of astronomy with telescopes and virtual reality goggles
The Associated Press2 days ago
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