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Kenya's finance minister arrested for fraud, corruptionKenya's criminal investigation chief says the country's finance minister has been arrested for fraud and corruption charges over the construction of two dams in western Kenya
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Medical workers help a man who was wounded in a car bomb attack, at Medina hospital, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, July 22, 2019. A Somali police officer says a car bomb in the Somali capital has killed at least 10 people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said at least 15 others were injured when the car bomb parked near a busy security checkpoint on the city's airport was detonated by remote control. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Car bomb blasts Somalia's capital near airport; 10 killedA car bomb by Islamic extremists in Somalia's capital on Monday has killed at least 10 people, say police
The Associated Press3 hours ago
4 Turks kidnapped in central NigeriaNigerian police say gunmen have abducted four Turkish nationals
The Associated Press5 hours ago
South Africa's president responds to critical reportSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will urgently challenge in court a report by the country's corruption watchdog that found he misled lawmakers about a contribution to his presidential campaign
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Swiss government mediating in Cameroon's separatist crisisSwitzerland's ambassador to Cameroon says his government is helping to negotiate a peaceful end to the separatist crisis in which an estimated 2,000 have died
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Libya's largest oil field shut down over pipeline closureLibya's national oil company has suspended operations at the country's largest oil field over the "unlawful" closure of a pipeline valve
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday May 25, 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa waves as he leaves after being sworn-in at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.  A South African corruption watchdog on Friday July, 19, 2019, said President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for the leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national outrage. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)
South Africa's president accused of misleading ParliamentSouth Africa's president accused of misleading Parliament; ex-leader abandons graft testimony
The Associated Press2 days ago
Aid group says 1 dead, 6 seized in Nigeria extremist ambushAid group says 1 dead, 6 seized in Nigeria ambush by suspected extremists
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kenya's president launches Africa's largest wind farmKenya's president launches Africa's largest wind farm in bid to attract investors
The Associated Press2 days ago
Undated photo issued Wednesday July 17, 2019, by Force for Deterrence in Libya, showing Hashem Abedi, the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi.  British police said Wednesday that Hashem Abedi, a key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people, has been arrested at a London airport after being extradited from Libya. (Force for Deterrence in Libya via AP)
Brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber arrested in UKBritish police say a key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people has been arrested at a London airport after being extradited from Libya
The Associated Press4 days ago
AP names Andrew Drake as deputy news director for AfricaThe Associated Press on Wednesday named an award-winning video producer with years of experience leading coverage in Africa as its deputy news director for Africa
The Associated Press5 days ago
Zimbabwe's civil servants protest pay as inflation hits 176%Representatives of Zimbabwe's government workers Tuesday protested against what they called "slave salaries" as inflation almost doubled to 176%, a decade high that highlights the country's rapidly deteriorating economy
The Associated Press5 days ago
A worker from the World Health Organization (WHO) decontaminates the doorway of a house on a plot where two cases of Ebola were found, in the village of Mabalako, in eastern Congo Monday, June 17, 2019. Health officials in eastern Congo have begun offering vaccinations to all residents in the hotspot of Mabalako whereas previous efforts had only targeted known contacts or those considered to be at high risk. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern cityWith Ebola reaching Congo's eastern city of Goma, authorities are tracking down bus passengers who rode with a pastor who became the first confirmed case in the regional capital
The Associated Press6 days ago
Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma appears before a commission probing allegations of corruption during his tenure as the country's leader as president from 2009 until 2018, in Johannesburg Monday July 15, 2019. Zuma was forced to resign by his ruling African National Congress party over widespread reports of corruption and was replaced by his then deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. (Pool Photo via AP)
South Africa's ex-president denies corruption at inquestFormer South African president Jacob Zuma has denied corruption allegations against him, saying the charges are part of an international intelligence conspiracy that started more than 25 years ago to assassinate his character
The Associated Press6 days ago
Pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is seen while giving an interview to Associated Press at his home,Magere in Kampala, Uganda Monday, July 15, 2019. Bobi Wine, Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition leader, says he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in polls set for 2021, but Wine, says he is concerned about his safety.(AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Ugandan singer Bobi Wine plans to run for president in 2021Bobi Wine, Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition leader, says he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in polls set for 2021
The Associated Press7 days ago
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