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Death toll in bombing in Somalia's capital rises to 20Somalia's government news agency says the death toll has risen to at least 20 after a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a popular restaurant in the capital on Friday night, with 30 wounded
The Associated Press23 hours ago
At least 10 dead in bombing at restaurant in Somali capitalA car packed with explosives has rammed into a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital, and police say at least 10 people were killed and more than 30 wounded
The Associated Press1 day ago
'Hotel Rwanda' hero was tricked onto plane, into arrestA key piece of the mystery around the arrest of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” has become clear
The Associated Press1 day ago
Crocodile hunt: Search on for escaped reptiles in S. AfricaPolice divers and conservation officers are searching for an unknown number of young crocodiles that escaped from a large breeding farm near a rural town in South Africa
The Associated Press1 day ago
Demonstrators protest against the arrest of opposition leader and former presidential candidate Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, March 5, 2021. Days of violent protests in Senegal have killed at least one person, local reports say, as young people take to the streets nationwide in support of the main opposition leader who was detained Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
Protests backing opposition leader escalate in SenegalProtestors have taken to the streets for a third day in Senegal in support of the country’s main opposition leader, who made his first court appearance since an arrest two days ago that has sparked increasingly violent demonstrations
The Associated Press1 day ago
A Malawian policeman guards AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after the shipment arrived at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Malawi, Friday March 5, 2021. The country is the latest in Africa to receive vaccines in a fight against COVID-19. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Africa welcomes COVAX doses but warns against 'selfishness'Urgent calls for COVID-19 vaccine fairness are ringing through African countries as more are welcoming or rolling out doses from the global COVAX initiative
The Associated Press1 day ago
Karima Brown is photographed during a protest in Johannesburg, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Tributes from journalists and politicians are coming in for prominent South African journalist Karima Brown who died of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Her family said in a statement that Brown had been hospitalized after falling and will be buried Thursday according to Islamic burial rites. (AP Photo)
Tributes as leading South African reporter dies of COVID-19Tributes from journalists and politicians are coming in for prominent South African journalist Karima Brown who died of COVID-19 on Thursday
The Associated Press2 days ago
A father is reunited with his daughter in Jangabe, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. More than 300 schoolgirls kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria have arrived in Jangabe after been freed on Tuesday. The Girls were abducted few days ago from Government Girls Secondary School in Jangabe in Zamfara state (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country’s northwest have been returned to their families, amid chaos as security forces opened fire against people gathered outside the school where the reunions were held
The Associated Press2 days ago
A medical clinic that was looted and vandalized in Debre Abay, in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. The United Nations in its latest humanitarian report on the situation in Tigray says the "humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate" as fighting intensifies across the northern region. (Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
EXPLAINER: Why Ethiopia's deadly Tigray crisis is growingCivilians massacred
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN: 20 migrants die after thrown overboard en route to YemenThe International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a voyage from Djibouti in East Africa to Yemen
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ethiopia now calls Axum massacre allegations 'credible'Ethiopia says it is investigating “credible allegations of atrocities and human rights abuses” in its embattled Tigray region, including in the city of Axum, where The Associated Press and Amnesty International have separately documented a massacre of several hundred people
The Associated Press3 days ago
Demonstrators take cover during clashes with riot police at a protest in support of main opposition leader and former presidential candidate Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Sonko was arrested Wednesday on charges of disturbing the public order after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police while he was heading to the court to face rape charges. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Senegal's opposition leader arrested amid violent protests Senegal’s main opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has been arrested on charges of disturbing the public order after hundreds of his supporters clashed with police while he was heading to the court to face rape accusations brought against him
The Associated Press3 days ago
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are received by airport workers at the airport in Kigali, Rwanda Wednesday, March 3, 2021. More African countries received the long-awaited first deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, with Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Lesotho benefiting from the global COVAX initiative that aims to ensure doses for the world's low-and middle-income nations. (AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier)
COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to African nations pick up speedMore African countries are receiving the long-awaited first deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines
The Associated Press3 days ago
Rwanda receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccinesRwanda is receiving its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from the global COVAX initiative
The Associated Press3 days ago
President Wavel Ramkalawan speaks to The Associated Press at State House in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The president of the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles says he hopes enough residents will soon be vaccinated against COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus, hoping to achieve herd immunity by mid-March by vaccinating about 70% of the population. (AP Photo/Salim Ally)
Seychelles bids to reach COVID 'herd immunity' by mid-MarchThe Indian Ocean island nation of the Seychelles had one of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, and this month it aims to again break ground by reaching so-called “herd immunity.”
The Associated Press4 days ago
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