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FILE — In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Thabane will be charged with the June 2017 killing of his former wife, Lipolelo, a top police official said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Police: Lesotho's prime minister to be charged with murderA top police official in Lesotho says Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the 2017, killing of his estranged wife
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  South Sudan rival leaders on Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, announced they have agreed to form a coalition government. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition governmentSouth Sudan’s rival leaders have made a major breakthrough in announcing they have agreed to form a coalition government
The Associated Press14 hours ago
South Sudan’s rival leaders say they have agreed to form a coalition government, just 2 days before the latest deadlineSouth Sudan’s rival leaders say they have agreed to form a coalition government, just 2 days before the latest deadline
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Ugandan activist imprisoned for insulting president is freedA Ugandan academic who was imprisoned after insulting the president has been freed by a judge who said she was wrongfully convicted
The Associated Press15 hours ago
An ancient crown that was taken from Ethiopia many years ago is seen in this photo taken inside the office of Abiy Ahmed Ethiopian Prime Minister, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020. The 18th Century Ethiopian crown has been returned home after being hidden in a Dutch flat for the past 21-years. (The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP)
Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decadesA rare and looted crown from the 18th century has been returned to Ethiopia after it was discovered in the Netherlands two decades ago
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 file photo, a South Sudanese government soldier chants in celebration after government forces two days earlier retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. South Sudanese officials have diverted millions of dollars of state funds that are badly needed by civilians as the country staggers away from civil war, a United Nations commission said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, and it accused rival fighters of deliberately starving people for strategic gain. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, File)
UN report: South Sudan's rival sides are starving civiliansA new United Nations report says South Sudanese officials have diverted millions of dollars of state funds that are badly needed by civilians as the country staggers away from civil war
The Associated Press17 hours ago
3 killed by al-Shabab extremists in bus attack in KenyaThe owner of a bus company says three people have been killed by suspected extremists from Somalia after they were pulled out of a bus in northeastern Kenya
The Associated Press1 day ago
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with US Ambassador to the African Union, Jessica Lapenn, as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe, centre, looks on as he arrives at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa on Wednesday Feb. 19, 2020.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Pompeo says South Africa land seizures would be 'disastrous'America's top diplomat says South Africa's plan to allow expropriation of private property without compensation would be “disastrous” for its economy and people
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, a plane spraying pesticides flies over a swarm of desert locusts in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, authorities are flying low over affected areas in small planes and spraying pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South SudanOfficials say the worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew speaks during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at the Sheraton Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and Ethiopia says the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support.” (AP Photo/ Mulugeta Ayene)
Ethiopia says US plans 'substantial financial support'America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop has discussed political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and Ethiopia says the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support” to strengthen them
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rebel attack in eastern Congo kills 15 civilians and soldierA local official says rebels have killed 15 civilians and a soldier in the latest overnight attack on a village in eastern Congo
The Associated Press2 days ago
Stampede kills at least 20 at refugee camp in NigerA local official says at least 20 people died in a stampede in Niger as they were being given food and goods at a refugee camp
The Associated Press2 days ago
Lesotho's drought makes 500,000 people hungry, UN saysThe United Nations says an estimated 500,000 people are threatened with hunger in Lesotho
The Associated Press3 days ago
Latest Cameroon fighting kills at least 22, including kidsResidents say small children were among at least 22 people killed in weekend fighting between separatists and the military in northwestern Cameroon
The Associated Press3 days ago
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, right, and his wife, Susan Pompeo walk on the tarmac before leaving Angola at the Luanda International Airport in Luanda, Angola, Monday Feb. 17, 2020. Pompeo started his tour of Africa in Senegal, the first U.S. Cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months. He left Senegal Sunday to arrive in Angola and will then travel on to Ethiopia as the Trump administration tries to counter the growing interest of China, Russia and other global powers in Africa and its booming young population of more than 1.2 billion. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Pompeo in Africa visit praises Angola's moves against graftU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his latest Africa stop has praised Angola’s president for his actions against corruption
The Associated Press3 days ago
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