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Burundi appeals court upholds journalists' prison sentenceAn appeals court in Burundi has upheld the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for four journalists convicted on charges of trying to undermine state security
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
UN says eastern Congo fighting has killed 1,300 civiliansThe United Nations says various conflicts involving armed groups and government forces in Congo have killed more than 1,300 civilians in the past eight months and violence has surged in recent weeks in eastern provinces
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Burundi court upholds disputed presidential election resultsBurundi’s constitutional court has upheld the results of last month’s presidential election and rejected the complaints filed by opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, who had alleged widespread irregularities
The Associated Press19 hours ago
A man reacts as heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Tembisa township in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa's hotspot limits most testing to above age 55South Africa’s worst hotspot for the coronavirus is no longer testing most people under age 55 as it tries to clear a backlog of 27,000 tests amid a shortage of kits
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Virus has been 'very devastating' for many African airlinesAfrican airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020, photo, a child sleeps at a market stall selling food in Tougan, Burkina Faso. Violence linked to Islamic extremists has spread to Burkina Faso's breadbasket region, pushing thousands of people toward hunger and threatening to cut off food aid for millions more. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Burkina Faso's food woes deepen as extremists expand reachViolence linked to Islamic extremists has spread to Burkina Faso's western breadbasket region, pushing thousands of people toward hunger and threatening to cut off food aid for millions more
The Associated Press2 days ago
Belgian diplomats recalled from Rwanda over genocide eventRwanda says Belgium has decided to recall two of its diplomats after the East African nation accused them of organizing a commemoration of the 1994 genocide a day before official mourning started and without informing local authorities
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken Monday, June 1, 2020, residents burn fires late at night on a street to protest the death of James Mureithi, a homeless man who protesters alleged was shot dead by police during the nightly dusk-to-dawn curfew established to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in the Mathare slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Hundreds of people in Mathare left their homes and burnt tires on the streets in the latest outrage over alleged police brutality, with a rights activist claiming that 19 Kenyans from low-income neighborhood have died from police actions in enforcing the curfew. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Kenyans protest as police accused of killing homeless manResidents of a slum in Kenya’s capital have protested the death of a homeless man who they say was killed by police for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
6 elephants killed by poachers in single day in EthiopiaWildlife officials say poachers killed at least six elephants in a single day in Ethiopia last week, the largest such slaughter in memory in the East African nation
The Associated Press3 days ago
Gunmen attack refugee camp in Niger, cut off water supplyThe U.N. refugee agency says three people are dead after dozens of gunmen on motorcycles attacked a town in western Niger and cut off the local water supply and mobile phone network
The Associated Press3 days ago
Congo now faces 2nd Ebola outbreak in northern provinceThe head of the World Health Organization says authorities have confirmed a second Ebola outbreak in Congo
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Aug, 15, 2018, United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, left, during a courtesy call with Zimbabwean President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa at his official State House in Harare.  Zimbabwe’s state-controlled Herald newspaper has reported Monday June 1, 2020, that Nichols has been called to meet with Zimbabwe’s foreign minister over comments Sunday by U.S. national security adviser Robert O’Brien that Zimbabwe is one of several “foreign adversaries” taking advantage of the protests in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a police officer pressed a knee into his neck. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, FILE)
Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser's commentZimbabwe has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Harare to a meeting over comments by a White House official suggesting Zimbabwe is among “foreign adversaries” that could face retaliation for trying to foment unrest in the U.S. over the death of  George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as an officer pressed a knee into his neck
The Associated Press4 days ago
Customers queue to purchase alcoholic beverages outside the Sam Liquor Store in Thokoza township, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, June 1, 2020.  Liquor stores have reopened Monday after being closed for over two months under lockdown restrictions in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa eases; liquor is sold, school openings delayedMany South Africans spent their Monday morning lining up outside liquor stores, as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press4 days ago
Attacks on market, aid convoy leave 35 dead in Burkina Faso Witnesses say unidentified gunmen opened fire at a cattle market in eastern Burkina Faso, killing at least 25 people in the deadliest attack during a particularly violent weekend
The Associated Press4 days ago
Ethiopia and Sudan urge cooperation to stop border violence Ethiopia says a recent violent incident that flared up along the border with Sudan should be addressed by diplomatic discussions
The Associated Press5 days ago
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