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Meskel Square stands empty in central Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ethiopia's government foiled a coup attempt in a region north of the capital and the country's military chief was shot dead, the prime minister Abiy Ahmed said Sunday in a TV announcement.  (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
Ethiopia says military chief killed, regional coup failedEthiopia's military chief was shot dead in an attack that followed a failed coup attempt against a regional government north of the capital, Addis Ababa, the prime minister said
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Mauritanian president's candidate claims election victoryThe candidate chosen by Mauritania's outgoing president has claimed victory only hours after polls closed
The Associated Press21 hours ago
In this image made from video, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, Sunday, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, the prime minister told the state broadcaster. (ETV via AP)
The Latest: Ethiopia spokesman says military chief killedA spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister says the head of the country's military has been shot dead in the capital, Addis Ababa
The Associated Press1 day ago
A spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister says the head of the military shot dead by his bodyguard in the capitalA spokesman for Ethiopia's prime minister says the head of the military shot dead by his bodyguard in the capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopia's prime minister says his government has foiled a coup attempt in a region outside the capital, some deadEthiopia's prime minister says his government has foiled a coup attempt in a region outside the capital, some dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Egypt says it will participate in Trump's peace workshopEgypt's government says it will take part in the Trump administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Bahrain
The Associated Press1 day ago
An election officials holds a ballot paper at a polling station in Nouakchott, Mauritania, Saturday June 22, 2019. Mauritanians are choosing between outgoing President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's heir apparent former Defense Minister Mohamed ould El Ghazouani and five opposition candidates who believe the front-runner would represent a continuation of his rule in this West African country battling Islamic extremism. (AP Photo/Elhady Ould Mohamedou)
Mauritania votes as 1st peaceful transfer of power expectedMauritania votes as 1st peaceful transfer of power expected in country with history of coups
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tanzania scolds US for alert warning of rumors of attacksTanzania scolds US for alert warning citizens of rumors of impending attacks
The Associated Press2 days ago
South Africa's president says shaky power utility can't failSouth Africa's president says struggling state-owned power utility can't be allowed to fail
The Associated Press3 days ago
Police fire tear gas as thousands in Malawi protest electionPolice fire tear gas as thousands in Malawi protest disputed presidential election
The Associated Press3 days ago
From left to right, defendants Rashid Charles Mberesero, Sahal Diriye Hussein, Hassan Aden Hassan and Mohamed Abdi Abikar, sit in the dock to hear their verdict at a court in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The Kenyan court found Mberesero, Hassan and Abikar guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people, while a fourth person, Sahal Diriye Hussein, was acquitted. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 1483 found guilty in Kenya's Garissa University attack in 2015 that killed 148
The Associated Press4 days ago
38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central MaliAt least 38 dead in latest intercommunal violence in central Mali, authorities say
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 28, 2019, LGBT refugees from Burundi, Rwanda and Congo lie on a mattress in one of the rooms they share in the house where they take shelter in a low-income neighborhood of the capital Nairobi, Kenya. LGBT refugees allege they have been harassed by police in recent weeks in Kenya, which is a rare regional haven for the gay community yet maintains that gay sex is illegal. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe havenLGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven but where gay sex remains illegal
The Associated Press4 days ago
About 160 dead after days of Congo intercommunal violenceGovernor says about 160 dead after days of intercommunal violence in northeastern Congo
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Case delayed for mom who accused Egyptian man of kidnappingA court appearance has been delayed for a West Virginia woman charged with falsely reporting that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a shopping mall
The Associated Press6 days ago
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