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Gunmen kill at least 20 in village in eastern Burkina FasoA local government official in Burkina Faso says gunmen stormed a cattle market and opened fire in an eastern village, killing at least 20 people and injuring many others
The Associated Press3 days ago
Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship spills fuelThe Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel
The Associated Press3 days ago
27 dead after migrant boat capsizes off West African coastUnited Nations agencies say at least 27 people died after a boat carrying migrants capsized off West Africa between Mauritania and Western Sahara
The Associated Press3 days ago
South African police fire rubber bullets at Zimbabwe protestSouth African police have used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse activists who staged a protest at Zimbabwe’s embassy in the capital, Pretoria
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ivory Coast president to run for 3rd term amid objectionsIvory Coast President Alassane Ouattara says he has accepted the ruling party’s nomination and will run for a third term in October
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walks past ribbons tired onto the fence to represent South Africans who have died from COVID-19, at St James Presbyterian church in Bedford Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa. Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is several times higher. Whatever Africa’s real coronavirus toll, the church has quietly been marking the country’s “known” number of deaths by tying white ribbons to its fence. The project's founders say each ribbon really stands for multiple people. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far moreAfrica’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts tell The Associated Press the true toll is likely several times higher
The Associated Press4 days ago
Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 1 million, while experts say the continent’s real toll is far higherAfrica’s confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 1 million, while experts say the continent’s real toll is far higher
The Associated Press4 days ago
Dozens feared dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania coastThe U.N. Refugee Agency says dozens are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off Mauritania's coast
The Associated Press4 days ago
Zimbabwe journalist Hopewell Chin'ono appears at the magistrates courts while handcuffed in Harare, Wednesday, July, 22, 2020. Chin'ono known for exposing alleged government corruption is now accused of plotting against the government. Hopwell Chin'ono appeared alongside Jacob Ngarivhume, an opposition politician who is accused of conspiring with to mobilize anti government protests planned for July 31. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe reporter denied bail as government arrests criticsA Zimbabwean investigative journalist will remain in jail after a judge dismissed his bail application Thursday, as the United Nations secretary-general raised “concern” about a wave of arrests in the country
The Associated Press4 days ago
In this image made from video, Saninu Laizer, a small scale miner, holds a six kilograms (13 pounds) tanzanite stone he dug up in Mererani, Tanzania, Monday Aug. 3, 2020. Saninu Laizer who had become an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found has struck it rich again, digging up a third stone weighing 6 kilograms (13 pounds) with an estimated value of $2 million. The first two stones have an estimated value of $3.4 million. (AP Photo)
Tanzanian miner strikes it rich again with huge gem find A small-scale miner in Tanzania who had become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found over a month ago has struck it rich again, digging up a third tanzanite stone weighing 6 kilograms (13 pounds) with an estimated value of $2 million
The Associated Press5 days ago
The annual migration of wildebeest from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara national reserve in Kenya is seen from a drone in the Maasai Mara Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Travel restrictions kept tourists away for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration in Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve and only a handful of guides and park wardens were there to watch thousands of wildebeest make their famous trek in search of new grazing pastures(AP Photo/Joe Mwihia)
Virus keeps tourists from Africa's great wildlife migrationOne of nature’s most spectacular sights, East Africa’s great wildebeest migration, went largely unwatched this year as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are felt as far as the continent’s wilderness
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa sees dip in new virus cases but warns of returnSouth Africa’s health minister is reporting decreasing rates of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 but warns that vigilance must continue “to prevent a renewed surge.”
The Associated Press5 days ago
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