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Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia beginsAn official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UN: Central African Republic peace deal may be turning pointThe U.N. envoy for Central African Republic says the peace agreement signed this month by the government and 14 rebel groups "could be a turning point" in the conflict-torn country despite persistent dangers
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay lawsKenyan court to rule whether to scrap laws criminalizing same sex relations, could be important step for gays
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this photo dated Thursday, Jan. 1 2019, Government and opposition forces come together for one of many meetings aimed at building confidence for a peace deal between the opposing forces, in the town of Yambio, South Sudan, although the meeting deteriorated with both sides accused of recruiting forces and using child soldiers. Officials sad Thursday Feb. 21 2019, that evidence from numerous accounts, suggest that South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians, including child soldiers, violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago.  (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan's peaceSouth Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians across the country including the abduction of child soldiers violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pitsIndigo, ash and time: Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits linger on but sons drift away from the craft passed down through generations
The Associated Press13 hours ago
16 killed in attack by suspected herdsmen in NigeriaAn official in the central Nigerian state of Benue says 16 people have been killed in an attack apparently staged by herdsmen
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwe launches new currency measureZimbabwe, without its own currency for a decade, has converted electronic money into a stand-alone local currency to freely float against other major currencies, abandoning an official but artificial parity with the dollar
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firmSouth Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ruling party endorses Uganda's Museveni for 6th termUganda's ruling party has endorsed president as its flag bearer for the 2021 elections
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Sudan rife with human rights abuses, says UN reportThe "lawless" activities of South Sudan's national security and military intelligence risk turning the war-torn country into a police state run on fear and corruption, said the United Nations
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, shopkeeper Abdulkarim Abdulmumin sits by the piles of Hausa-language DVDs he sells in the market in Kano, northern Nigeria. Faced with an election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular Hausa-language film industry known as Kannywood assembled this week to shoot an urgent music video appealing to the country for peace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peaceIn tense Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for peace as campaigns urge "election no be war"
The Associated Press1 day ago
Chinese ivory trafficker gets 15 years in Tanzanian sentenceA Tanzanian judge has sentenced a Chinese trafficker who was labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail after she was convicted of smuggling about 700 elephant tusks
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigeria's opposition urges military to stay away from voteNigeria's top opposition candidate is urging the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigerian soldiers block the road leading to the entrance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party headquarters where Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari holds an emergency meeting with senior members of the party in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday Feb. 18, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Nigeria's president tells security forces to be 'ruthless'Nigeria's leader tells security forces to be 'ruthless' against anyone trying to disrupt vote
The Associated Press3 days ago
Nigeria's female candidates seek victory despite harassment'Of course I'm going to win:' Nigeria's female candidates pursue victory despite harassment
The Associated Press3 days ago
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