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Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest othersBurkina Faso military forces kill key jihadist, arrest others near border with Mali
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE- In this Sunday June. 20, 2010 file photo, men walk in an oil slick covering a creek near Bodo City in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangersGeologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers; 'astonishingly high' pollution
The Associated Press13 hours ago
UN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue abusesUN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue mass rape, torture, more in civil war
The Associated Press14 hours ago
People gather near the wreckage of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, March 24, 2017. A police official says the car bomb exploded near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital killing at least one person and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills at least 1 and wounds 2, police say
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Somali pirates seize trawler, likely for hijackings: PoliceSomali pirates seize fishing boat, likely for use in future hijackings: Police
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparationsGambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission and offer reparations to victims
The Associated Press19 hours ago
British woman faces treason-related charges in RwandaBritish woman faces treason-related charges in Rwanda but claims innocence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attackAl-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack, monitor of extremist groups says
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Sunday, March 19, 2017, Rosa Lyo eats fruit at a camp for those who were previously displaced by fighting, near a church in Rajaf, South Sudan. As the world marks World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 more than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. (Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis via AP)
Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cutsAfrica faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, said a WFP spokesman
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, refugees prepare food including maize porridge donated by USAID and known locally as posho, during the visit of U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to a transit center for South Sudanese refugees in the remote northwestern district of Adjumani, near the border with South Sudan, in Uganda. Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief said Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera, File)
Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour inUganda at 'breaking point' as nearly 3,000 South Sudan refugees pour in every day, UN says
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Grace Mugabe, right, helps her husband Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe walk down stairs during 92nd birthday celebrations in Harare. Mugabe might be slowing down but his busy foreign travel schedule has led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president." (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
At 93 years old, Zimbabwe's Mugabe remains a jet-setterAt 93, Zimbabwe's Mugabe remains a jet-setter; critics call him the 'non-resident president'
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2013, file photo, a French soldier screams at mobs of Christians attacking suspected Seleka members before firing warning shots near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Some 20 percent of schools in Central African Republic are not functioning, and students’ and teachers’ lives are threatened as armed groups have looted, occupied and damaged the properties in the conflict-torn country, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Thursday, March 23, 2017. An education is a rare opportunity for children in the impoverished country to get ahead. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Armed groups occupy Central African Republic schoolsArmed groups occupy Central African Republic schools; 'We're talking about a lost generation'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Member of counterfeit CD and DVD ring gets 5 yearsA Senegalese man has been sentenced to serve five years in prison for his participation in an Atlanta counterfeit DVD and CD ring
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken Sunday, March 19, 2017, Rosa Lyo eats fruit at a camp for those who were previously displaced by fighting, near a church in Rajaf, South Sudan. As the world marks World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 more than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. (Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis via AP)
African governments urged to spend more on clean waterThe World Water Council says nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwe opposition groups protest over 2018 electionZimbabwe opposition groups protest over 2018 election, fearing attempts to rig it
The Associated Press2 days ago
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