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Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, right, attends his inauguration ceremony with his wife Zeinab Moallim, left, in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Somalia's new leader, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignitySomalia's new leader inaugurated, saying it will take 2 decades to 'fix' troubled nation
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FILE - In this June 14, 2015 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir smiles during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. A South African court ruled Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional. South Africa's withdrawal announcement last year followed a 2015 dispute over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutionalSouth Africa court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional; had been on track to be 1st to leave
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Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrestedGambia's former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested, police said Wednesday, as the tiny West African country works to reverse more than two decades of alleged abuses under its former ruler
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India's vice president visits Uganda, meets presidentIndia's vice president visits Uganda in bid to widen Africa 'diplomatic footprint'
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South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.
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South Africa sees another rise in tension over immigrantsThe South African government says it is concerned about inflammatory remarks on social media following recent attacks on foreign immigrants
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In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 and released by UNICEF, a young child sits on the floor in the therapeutic feeding unit of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp 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)
South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famineSouth Sudan's president says his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared in part of the country
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2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unionsTwo more people die in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announces an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reads his birthday card as he marks his 93rd birthday at his offices in Harare, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Mugabe described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" in an interview marking his 93rd birthday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policyU.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, a mother feeds her malnourished child at a feeding centre run by Doctors Without Borders in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The United Nations children's agency warned Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agencyAlmost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death' in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen: UN
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Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes oppositionA former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after disagreeing with the president has returned to the country, abandoning the political opposition of which she had become a member
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South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinkingSouth Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
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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
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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
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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
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