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Kenyan police kill 5 after residents resist arrest attemptFive people were killed in a village in Western Kenya after residents resisted the arrest of a suspect in a domestic abuse case, a police official said Monday
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Map locates Gandarshe, Somalia, where U.S. airstrikes killed al-Shabab extremists; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;
US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 deadSix U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Madagascar's presidential runoff pits 2 ex-heads of stateMadagascar's presidential runoff pits 2 former heads of state and their prickly past
The Associated Press23 hours ago
South Africa's former leader joins Twitter amid legal woes'You will get used to me:' South Africa's former president, who faces corruption charges, starts tweeting
The Associated Press1 day ago
US military carries out 6 airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabab extremist rebels, 62 killedUS military carries out 6 airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabab extremist rebels, 62 killed
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni wears his well-known hat as he addresses a rally of his supporters at the Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, Uganda. A new movement wants to find out whether President Yoweri Museveni's tentative embrace of a so-called "national dialogue", after a government showdown with opposition pop star Bobi Wine, can lead to one of Africa's longest-serving leaders being talked into giving up power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Can we talk? Ugandans try to coax longtime leader to leaveCan we talk? On a continent of coups, Ugandans try to coax longtime president to step aside
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegationsSomalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists, amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with BurundiAt least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official
The Associated Press2 days ago
Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacySouth African tussle over statue of 19th century white leader echoes similar US debate on Confederacy monuments
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwe's ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidateZimbabwe ruling party OKs president as its 2023 candidate, just months after disputed election
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopia sentences 66 soldiers who marched on PM's officeEthiopia sentences 66 soldiers who marched on PM's office in alleged attempt to derail reforms
The Associated Press2 days ago
US says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fightersUS says new airstrike in Somalia kills 8 al-Shabab fighters; at least 40 such strikes in 2018
The Associated Press3 days ago
2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack blamed on Nigeria-based extremists
The Associated Press3 days ago
US orders some staffers from Congo as election approachesUS orders non-emergency staffers from Congo as major election approaches, citing armed unrest
The Associated Press3 days ago
South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiouslySouth Sudan now planning for life beyond war; 'peace is here but the peace is still not well'
The Associated Press3 days ago
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