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Thousands welcome Ethiopian leader after Nobel Peace PrizeTens of thousands of Ethiopians on Thursday have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his return from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Tanzania is pressing Burundi refugees to leave, says reportHuman Rights Watch is accusing Tanzania of pressing tens of thousands of Burundian refugees and asylum seekers to return home
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Niger army spokesman: Jihadist attack kills 71 soldiers Niger's government says 71 soldiers have been killed by suspected jihadists in the deadliest attack on the West African country's force in recent memory
The Associated Press20 hours ago
US sanctions 5 South Sudan agents it says killed 2 critics The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudan officials, who it says are responsible for the abductions and likely murders in 2017 of two human rights activists
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somalia forces kill 5 rebels who attacked president's house Somali police say five heavily armed Islamic extremist rebels attacked the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Tuesday before all were killed by security forces
The Associated Press1 day ago
Police in Somalia say 5 gunmen have attacked the presidential residence in Mogadishu, the capitalPolice in Somalia say 5 gunmen have attacked the presidential residence in Mogadishu, the capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 schoolgirls make their way under heavy rain in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Officials said Tuesday that Cyclone Belna has hit northern Madagascar, killing nine people and making more then 1,400 homeless. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)
Cyclone hits Madagascar, killing 2 and making 1,400 homelessMadagascar officials say that Cyclone Belna has hit northern Madagascar, killing two people and making more than 1,400 homeless
The Associated Press2 days ago
Algerian court convicts, imprisons 2 former prime ministers for corruption in landmark trialAlgerian court convicts, imprisons 2 former prime ministers for corruption in landmark trial
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nairobi governor Mike Gideon Mbuvi appears with other suspects accused of corruption, at the Mililani law court in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday Dec. 9, 2019. The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption. He denied the charges Monday, including embezzlement and money laundering. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged with graftThe flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, has been charged with 19 counts of graft as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption
The Associated Press3 days ago
Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red CrossThe Uganda Red Cross says at least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by torrential rains in different parts of the east African country
The Associated Press3 days ago
Rescue workers carry a person rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Tasia Embakasi, an east neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya on Friday Dec. 6, 2019. A six-story building collapsed in Kenya's capital on Friday, officials said, with people feared to be trapped in the debris. Police say people have been rescued by residents using their bare hands. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenya building collapse toll hits 10 but 2 survivors foundAuthorities in Kenya says two survivors have been found alive two days after a building collapsed in Nairobi, as the death toll rose to 10
The Associated Press4 days ago
New European leader chooses Africa as 1st overseas visitThe new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and some of its biggest challenges, including climate change
The Associated Press5 days ago
Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern KenyaPolice in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims
The Associated Press5 days ago
Botswana opposition files election challenges alleging fraudAn opposition coalition in Botswana has begun filing court challenges to the recent election alleging fraud and arguing that its candidate should be president
The Associated Press5 days ago
Rwanda opposition leader says she was barred from travelingA prominent Rwandan opposition leader says authorities barred her from leaving the East African nation this week to receive a human rights award in Spain
The Associated Press5 days ago
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