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Official: Troops withdraw from home of Uganda's Bobi WineAn attorney for Bobi Wine says Ugandan soldiers have withdrawn from the opposition presidential challenger’s home the day after a judge ruled that his house arrest was unlawful
The Associated Press1 hour ago
South African Muslim group safely buries its virus dead For more than 30 years, the Saaberie Chishty ambulance service has responded to medical emergencies in a tight-knit Muslim community in Johannesburg
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Nigerian police working to rescue abducted orphans and staffPolice in Nigeria say they are working to rescue seven children and a man who were abducted from an orphanage in the capital over the weekend
The Associated Press18 hours ago
To fight virus, Zimbabwe sends home 90% of government staff Zimbabwe’s public services are paralyzed as the government ordered a near shutdown of operations to minimize the spread of COVID-19 amid a spike in infections and deaths
The Associated Press18 hours ago
In this photo provided by the South African Government Communications and Information Services (GCIS) pallbearers carry the coffin in Witbank, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at the funeral of Cabinet minister Jackson Mthembu, who died of COVID-19 last week. Police are investigating the premier of the Mpumalanga province Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane for failing to wear a mask and for hugging a police officer at the public funeral. (Kopano Tlape/South African Government Communication and Information Services via AP)
South African cops investigate official for not wearing maskSouth African police are investigating the premier of Mpumalanga province for failing to wear a mask at a public funeral
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2021 file photo, Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda. A judge ruled on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Judge orders Uganda's Bobi Wine freed from house arrest A judge ruled on Monday that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election
The Associated Press1 day ago
Map locates key cities in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Millions of Tigray residents, still largely cut off from the world, live in fear of Eritrean soldiers.
Witnesses: Eritrean soldiers loot, kill in Ethiopia's TigrayHuge unknowns remain in the deadly conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region
The Associated Press1 day ago
Heavy fighting erupts in Somali town near Kenyan borderHeavy fighting has broken out in a Somali town near the Kenyan border between Somali forces and those from the state of Jubbaland as Somalia’s election troubles spill over into violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Burundi ruling party selects hardliner as secretary-generalBurundi’s ruling party has selected as the former president of the country’s senate to be the new secretary-general
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa mourns anti-apartheid trombonist Jonas GwangwaTributes are pouring in for South Africa’s Oscar-nominated anti-apartheid jazz trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who has died at the age of 83
The Associated Press1 day ago
Pallbearers carry the coffin of government minister Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba who died of COVID-19, in Harare, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa who presided over the burial called the pandemic "evil" and urged people to wear masks, practice social distancing and sanitize, as cases across the country increased amid a fragile health system. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Fourth Zimbabwean Cabinet member dies of COVID-19 in surge Four Zimbabwean Cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the past two weeks, highlighting the resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2021 file photo, demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis. Protests have swept towns and cities throughout Tunisia for a week, often turning to violence as demonstrators denounce what they say are broken promises from the government, which hasn't been able to turn around an economy on the verge of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
Tunisia extends curfew, ban on protests as virus cases jumpTunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations for three weeks as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections
The Associated Press2 days ago
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