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Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikesAt least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
More than 100 injured in train collision in South AfricaSouth African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forcesThe United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Merkel's Algeria visit canceled because president falls illGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has called off a trip to Algeria at the last minute because long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is too sick to meet her
The Associated Press5 hours ago
South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinkingSouth Africa will mark the centenary of the Feb. 21, 1917 sinking of the Mendi, a disaster that killed more than 600 southern African troops on board, most of them black
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty mineralsA gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 and released by UNICEF, a young girl who fled fighting in nearby Leer in recent months, queues for food aid at a food distribution made by the World Food Programme in Bentiu, South Sudan. Famine has been declared Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. (Kate Holt/UNICEF via AP)
Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UNFamine has been declared in 2 counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Famine is declared in part of South Sudan, thousands of deaths feared as a result of civil warFamine is declared in part of South Sudan, thousands of deaths feared as a result of civil war
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A shopkeeper surveys the wreckage of shops destroyed by a blast in a market in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. A Somali police officer says a blast at a busy market in the western part of Somalia's capital tore through shops and food stands and killed more than a dozen people and wounded many others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplaceSomalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34
The Associated Press1 day ago
Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night skyThe Traveling Telescope project visits some of Kenya's most remote areas, showing students the night sky and the science of astronomy with telescopes and virtual reality goggles
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, Gambia President Adama Barrow speaks during his inauguration ceremony in Banjul, Gambia. As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country. (AP Photo/ Kuku Marong)
Gambia's new president commits to end human rights abusesAs Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country
The Associated Press1 day ago
Islamic extremists denounce Somalia's new presidentA commander of Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels denounced the country's recent election of a new president and vowed to continue fighting the government, the first official comment from al-Shabab since the president's election earlier this month
The Associated Press1 day ago
As Mugabe turns 93, an anxious Zimbabwe wonders who's nextAs the world's oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 26, 2017 file photo, Gambia President Adama Barrow waves as he rides his motorcade through crowds of hundreds of thousands after arriving at Banjul airport in Gambia, after flying in from Dakar, Senegal. Gambia's new president is set to be inaugurated Saturday Feb. 18, 2017, as this tiny West African nation celebrates wider freedoms after a tense political standoff with its former leader. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
New Gambian president promises reforms, freedomsNew Gambian President Adama Barrow promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands attended a ceremony Saturday marking his inauguration after a tense political standoff with the country's former leader
The Associated Press1 day ago
NC child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrestsAuthorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa
The Associated Press2 days ago
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