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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 Press4 hours 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 Press9 hours 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 Press11 hours 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 file photo, Mukhtar Robow, who was once deputy leader of Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, speaks at a press conference about his candidacy for a regional presidency, in Baidoa, Somalia. A Somali official says Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces supporting the Somali government have arrested Robow in Baidoa. (AP Photo/File)
Somalia uproar continues after former al-Shabab No. 2 seizedSomalia uproar goes on after former al-Shabab leader-turned-candidate arrested; AU denies role
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigeria's military lifts suspension of UNICEF activitiesNigeria military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities after accusing it of 'clandestine' work
The Associated Press1 day ago
US sanctions 3 over activities in South Sudan's civil warUS sanctions retired Israeli military official, 2 locals over activities in South Sudan war
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rwandan leader says at least 2 troops killed in rebel attackRwanda's leader says at least 2 troops killed in attack by rebels who entered from Congo
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigeria suspends UNICEF work, alleges 'clandestine' activityNigeria's military suspends UNICEF work in troubled northeast, alleging 'clandestine' activity
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tanzania says it won't accept gay rights as donors pull cashTanzania says it won't accept gay rights as donors pull cash, calls conditions 'intolerable'
The Associated Press2 days ago
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