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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, rhinos walk in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in South Africa. South Africa’s anti-COVID-19 lockdown is credited with helping to achieve a dramatic drop in rhino killings, but as the country opens up experts warn there is a risk of a resurgence of poaching of one of Earth’s most endangered mammals. Redoubled efforts are critical to prevent a resurgence of killings of the country’s rhinoceros, South African officials and wildlife activists say, as World Rhino Day is marked Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
South Africa's rhino poaching drops during virus lockdownSouth Africa’s anti-COVID-19 lockdown is credited with helping to achieve a dramatic drop in rhino killings, but as the country opens up experts warn there is a risk of a resurgence of poaching of one of the Earth’s most endangered mammals
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, children run past al mural warning people about the dangers of the coronavirus, in the Kibera settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. The pandemic has fractured global relationships as governments act in the interest of their citizens first, but John Nkengasong, Africa's top public health official, has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer nations. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)
As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praisedThe coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 file photo, people hold a banner showing Col. Assimi Goita, leader of the junta running Mali and calling itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, as they demonstrate to show support for the junta in the capital Bamako, Mali. The head of Mali's military junta Col. Assimi Goita said Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 that he will serve as the vice president in a transitional government that is supposed to bring about a return to democracy more than a month after a coup d'etat, with Maj. Col. Bah N'Daw named as president of the transitional government. (AP Photo/File)
Mali's junta leader to be veep of transitional government The head of Mali’s military junta says he will serve as the vice president in a transitional government that is supposed to bring about a return to democracy more than a month after a coup d’etat
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Mali's transition committee names former defense minister Bah N'Daw to lead the West African nation to new elections.Mali's transition committee names former defense minister Bah N'Daw to lead the West African nation to new elections.
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FILE - In this March 3, 2013 file photo, elephants drink from the Chobe National Park in Botswana. The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in the northern part of the country earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the government announced Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charmaine Noronha, File)
330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the government announced Monday
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Ivory Coast opposition urges civil disobedience before voteIvory Coast opposition candidate Henri Konan Bedie is calling for civil disobedience to take place nationwide ahead of next month's vote
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FILE - In this Thursday Oct. 24, 2019 file photo, Jawar Mohammed speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his house in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia's most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 other people have been charged with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other criminal activities, the attorney general's office announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure with terrorismEthiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses and other crimes that could bring life in prison
The Associated Press2 days ago
Cargo plane crashes at airport in Somalia's capital, 3 hurtA cargo plane has crashed at the international airport in Somalia’s capital, and the country’s transport minister says three of the four crew members on board were injured
The Associated Press3 days ago
Flooding surrounds a house in Lenyari in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, South Sudan Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Flooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic. (Tetiana Gaviuk/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
Flooding affects more than 1 million across East AfricaFlooding has affected well over a million people across East Africa, another calamity threatening food security on top of a historic locust outbreak and the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020 file photo. a student, wearing a face mask and shield, returns to the Melpark Primary School in Johannesburg. The country's success in bringing its first wave of COVID-19 under control has allowed it to almost fully reopen the economy, while monitoring for signs of a second surge, says the government's chief medical advisor. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, file)
AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus toll in weeksSouth Africa's chief medical adviser says the country should know its true toll from the coronavirus pandemic within a few weeks, as it prepares to almost fully reopen its economy
The Associated Press4 days ago
Islamic State claims Niger killings of French aid workersThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing six French aid workers and their local guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger last month
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Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" for saving people from genocide, appears at the Kicukiro Primary Court in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Rusesabagina became famous for protecting more than 1,000 people as a hotel manager during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 but Rwandan authorities accused him of supporting the armed wing of his opposition political platform, which has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks inside Rwanda. (AP Photo)
Man of 'Hotel Rwanda' fame denied bail in terrorism caseA Rwandan court has denied bail to Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” saying the terrorism charges against him are serious and he should remain in detention for another month
The Associated Press4 days ago
Nigerian state says rapists will face surgical castrationThe governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state has signed a law saying men convicted of rape will face surgical castration, and anyone raping a child under age 14 will face the death penalty
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, supporters sit in the stands as they attend the inauguration of Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye in Gitega, Burundi. A new report released Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 by the United Nations commission of inquiry on Burundi sees little optimism in the government of new President Evariste Ndayishimiye, saying it is "extremely concerned" that he has appointed senior officials who face international sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the country's 2015 political turmoil. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza, File)
UN report 'extremely concerned' about Burundi's new leaderA United Nations commission of inquiry on Burundi says it is “extremely concerned” that new President Evariste Ndayishimiye has appointed senior officials who face international sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the country’s 2015 political turmoil
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More than 200 naked inmates on run in Uganda after jailbreakUgandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armory, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country’s northeast
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