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In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, and her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo, center left, attend the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from his collection in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
'Africa's richest woman' now a formal suspect in graft probeAfrica's reputed richest woman is a formal suspect in an investigation into mismanagement and the siphoning off of funds during her time with Angola's state-run oil company
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Burundi's president set to get title of 'paramount leader'Burundi's president could receive the title of “paramount leader” under draft legislation approved by the government as his troubled third term nears an end
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometownIslamic militants have killed a Christian pastor who had pleaded for his life in a video just days earlier
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Militants kill 36 people in northern Burkina FasoBurkina Faso's government says militants attacked a market in Sanmatenga province and killed at least 36 people
The Associated Press23 hours ago
A rescued lion sits in a secure enclosure at the Defender International Wildlife Sanctuary in Winburg, South Africa, Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. Seventeen rescued tigers and lions from Guatemala circuses arrived at the Sanctuary after a 40-hour-long journey. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Abused circus animals arrive at South African sanctuaryTwelve tigers and five lions have been relocated to South Africa after being rescued from circuses in Guatemala following years of abuse and confinement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwe opposition leader vows street protests on the wayZimbabwe’s main opposition leader says he will roll out anti-government street protests this year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Mathias, reads the benediction during the annual festival of Timkat, or Epiphany, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan, in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. During Timkat celebrations elsewhere in the country, in the city of Gondar, at least three people are dead after a wooden stand erected for the event collapsed on Monday, according to a hospital source. (AP Photo)
Death toll up to 10 in Ethiopia platform collapse; 250 hurtRegional officials in Ethiopia have confirmed 10 deaths and 250 people injured after a wooden platform collapsed during a religious event the day before
The Associated Press1 day ago
As ethnic violence persists in Congo, many fleeing to UgandaHundreds of Congolese have fled to Uganda in recent days to escape deadly ethnic violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Suicide bombing in western Chad kills at least 9A local official and a resident say a suicide bombing in western Chad has killed at least nine people and injured others
The Associated Press2 days ago
Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abune Mathias, reads the benediction during the annual festival of Timkat, or Epiphany, marking the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan, in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. During Timkat celebrations elsewhere in the country, in the city of Gondar, at least three people are dead after a wooden stand erected for the event collapsed on Monday, according to a hospital source. (AP Photo)
3 killed, 100-plus hurt in collapse during Ethiopia ceremonyAn Ethiopian security official says more than 100 people are injured and some people are dead after a wooden stand erected for the colorful Epiphany celebration on Monday collapsed
The Associated Press2 days ago
South Africa looks again at anti-apartheid activist's deathSouth Africa has opened an inquest into the death of an anti-apartheid activist in police custody nearly four decades ago as pressure for justice in similar cases continues
The Associated Press2 days ago
At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capitalPolice in Somalia say at least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside the capital
The Associated Press4 days ago
Zimbabwe police raid opposition party offices, seek machetesZimbabwe police have raided the offices of the country’s main opposition party, and a spokesman says the officers were looking for machetes
The Associated Press5 days ago
Lesotho's prime minister to retire amid political crisisLesotho’s prime minister has broken his silence on the southern African nation's political crisis, saying he will soon retire
The Associated Press5 days ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)
Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East AfricaThe most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and threatening food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries
The Associated Press5 days ago
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