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Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of AfricaSchools are reopening in Zimbabwe, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions
The Associated Press1 day ago
African court says ex-Ivory Coast leader should be candidateThe African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights says former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should not be excluded from the list of candidates for the West African country’s Oct. 31 election
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Supporters hold placards showing former Defense Minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N'Daw, above, who is now transitional president, and Col. Assimi Goita, below, head of the junta that staged the Aug. 18 coup and who is now transitional vice president, outside a swearing-in ceremony in the capital Bamako, Mali, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Mali's transitional president and vice president were sworn into office Friday, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation, as Mali remains under sanctions by the 15-nation West African regional bloc ECOWAS, and amid uncertainty about details of the transition period. (AP Photo)
Mali swears in transitional president and vice president Mali’s transitional president and vice president were sworn into office, more than a month after a coup in the West African nation
The Associated Press2 days ago
Paul Rusesabagina, center, whose story inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda", wears a pink prison uniform as he appears for a bail hearing at a court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Rusesabagina admitted in court that he helped to form the National Liberation Front rebel group in order to assist Rwandan refugees, but denied that he supported any violence or killings. (AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier)
'Hotel Rwanda' hero admits backing rebels, denies violenceThe man portrayed as a hero in the movie “Hotel Rwanda” has admitted in court that he backed a rebel group, but denied that he supported any violence or killings
The Associated Press2 days ago
‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero admits in court that he backed a rebel group, but denies that he supported any violence or killings‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero admits in court that he backed a rebel group, but denies that he supported any violence or killings
The Associated Press2 days ago
Suspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya's northOfficials in Kenya say three non-Muslim bus passengers were abducted by suspected Islamic extremists in Kenya’s northern Mandera county that borders Somalia
The Associated Press3 days ago
People celebrate South Africa's Heritage Day by dancing at Zoo Lake park in Johannesburg Thursday Sept. 24, 2020. As the number of worldwide Covid-19 death is nearing the million mark, coronavirus related case numbers and deaths in South Africa hit the lowest in months. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
South Africa lifts spirits with Jerusalema dance amid virus South Africans of all walks of life are dancing to “Jerusalema,” a rousing anthem to lift their spirits amid the battle against COVID-19
The Associated Press3 days ago
In this image made from UNTV video, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President of Faso and President of the Council of Ministers of Burkina Faso, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday Sept. 24, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. (UNTV via AP)
At UN, Africa urges fiscal help against virus 'apocalypse'African nations have come out swinging on the third day of the United Nations annual gathering of world leaders
The Associated Press3 days ago
UN watchdog: 'Staggering' $36M embezzled in South SudanThe United Nations commission on human rights in South Sudan says “a staggering $36 million” has been misappropriated by government officials and senior politicians since 2016 as widespread corruption continues to drain the world’s youngest nation
The Associated Press3 days ago
A banner calls for Kataza's return in Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Kataza was relocated from Kommetjie, on the edges of Cape Town, to a nearby area late last month after city authorities claimed he was responsible for leading other baboons in his troop on raids through the village. One activist says Kataza is now wandering alone in an unfamiliar area and sleeping in a prison yard. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
Troublesome South African baboon evicted for raiding homesA troublesome baboon has been evicted from a seaside village in South Africa
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UN rights experts calls on Mali junta to release officialsA U.N. human rights expert is calling on Mali’s junta to release former government officials they have held since they staged a coup d’etat on Aug. 18
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this undated handout photo provided by Dr. Mamadu Baldeh, Baldeh, one of only four physicians managing the COVID-19 unit and the only one doing so while still overseeing the infectious diseases unit, is photographed outside the Connaught Hospital where he works in the capital Freetown, Sierra Leone in 2020. Despite the loss of colleagues, Baldeh is fighting not only to save his coronavirus patients but also to provide quality care for those afflicted with other infectious diseases as he and other health care workers fight for a better system. (Dr. Mamadu Baldeh via AP)
Sierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19Dr. Mamadu Baldeh is one of only four physicians managing the COVID-19 unit at Sierra Leone’s Connaught Hospital, and the only one doing so while still overseeing the infectious diseases unit
The Associated Press4 days ago
Jailed Morocco journalist probed by court on rape chargeA Moroccan journalist and human rights activist held by authorities for weeks on charges of undermining state security, receiving foreign funding and rape, has appeared before an investigating judge
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this handout photo provided by the World Food Program on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, people wait to collect food vouchers in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The WFP says the escalating extremist insurgency in northern Mozambique has displaced 310,000 people, creating an urgent humanitarian crisis. (Falume Bachir/World Food Program via AP)
Extremist violence causes food shortages in north MozambiqueThe World Food Program says the escalating extremist insurgency in northern Mozambique has displaced 310,000 people, creating an urgent humanitarian crisis
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, rhinos walk in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in South Africa. South Africa’s anti-COVID-19 lockdown is credited with helping to achieve a dramatic drop in rhino killings, but as the country opens up experts warn there is a risk of a resurgence of poaching of one of Earth’s most endangered mammals. Redoubled efforts are critical to prevent a resurgence of killings of the country’s rhinoceros, South African officials and wildlife activists say, as World Rhino Day is marked Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
South Africa's rhino poaching drops during virus lockdownSouth Africa’s anti-COVID-19 lockdown is credited with helping to achieve a dramatic drop in rhino killings, but as the country opens up experts warn there is a risk of a resurgence of poaching of one of the Earth’s most endangered mammals
The Associated Press5 days ago
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