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FILE — In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, British entrepreneur Richard Branson, left, speaks to South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe, centre, and his wife Precious Makgosi Moloi, right, before the funeral service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Qunu, South Africa. Motsepe, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that "Africa loves you" during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. (AP Photo/Felix Dlangamandla, Pool, File)
Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump 'Africa loves you'A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that "Africa loves you" during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week
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Report alleges killings in Burundi as elections draw near A research group says repression has intensified in Burundi ahead of presidential polls in May
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Mali's 2012 coup leader released on bail amid trial delaysThe former military officer who overthrew Mali's president in 2012 has been released on bail as he awaits trial on charges he had 21 soldiers killed after a failed counter-coup that same year
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Ex-C. African Republic leader insists return is peacefulFormer Central African Republic President Francois Bozize insists he has returned from exile with peaceful intentions, even as fears grow that he will run in the upcoming presidential election
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Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina FasoAuthorities say suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market and killed more than 30 people over the weekend as the West African country's security situation deteriorates
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'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escapeWhile richer countries prepare to evacuate some citizens from China's locked-down city of Wuhan, a grassroots effort has begun among hundreds of African students who see little chance of a similar escape
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Gambia arrests 137 in protests urging president to step downGambia’s police have arrested 137 people amid protests calling for the president to step down after three years in power
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Growing outcry in Ethiopia over abducted university studentsEthiopians are expressing anger and frustration over several university students, most of them female, who remain missing after their kidnapping two months ago
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20 Mali soldiers killed at army camp attacked by gunmenMali’s government says 20 soldiers have been killed by armed men who attacked an army camp near the border with Mauritania
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Burundi Army Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye, left, is accompanied by current president Pierre Nkurunziza, right, after he was chosen as the party's presidential candidate at a national conference for the ruling CNDD-FDD party in the rural province of Gitega, Burundi Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Burundi's ruling party chose Gen. Evariste Ndayishimiye to be its candidate in the presidential election set for May, signaling that the country's current president Pierre Nkurunziza will now retire after serving three terms. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)
Burundi's ruling party picks general as presidential hopefulBurundi's ruling party has chosen an army general as its candidate in the presidential election set for May
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A farmer looks back as she walks through swarms of desert locusts feeding on her crops, in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Desert locusts have swarmed into Kenya by the hundreds of millions from Somalia and Ethiopia, countries that haven't seen such numbers in a quarter-century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decadesMillions of desert locusts are descending on Kenya in the country's worst outbreak in 70 years
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Missing Rwandan opposition politician sentenced to 10 yearsAn opposition politician in Rwanda who reportedly escaped prison in 2018 has been sentenced to 10 years for offenses related to forming an armed group and threatening state security
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Zimbabwe VP scolded for using soldiers in divorce disputeA Zimbabwean judge has described as “frightening” the use of soldiers by the country’s vice president to in his divorce-related dispute
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Death toll up to 26 from flooding in Madagascar; 20 missingAuthorities say the death toll from flooding and landslides from torrential rains in Madagascar has risen to 26
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At least 13 killed in torrential rains in MadagascarAuthorities say at least 13 people have died in flooding and landslides from torrential rains in Madagascar this week
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