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Rwandan official: Genocide suspect arrested in NetherlandsA Rwandan official says a man accused of participating in the country’s 1994 genocide has been arrested by authorities in the Netherlands
The Associated Press2 days ago
American kidnapped in southern Niger, says local officialLocal officials in Niger say that an American citizen has been kidnapped by gunmen in the West African country
The Associated Press2 days ago
Tanzanian army personal vote during early voting in Zanzibar, during Tanzania election Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.  A major opposition party in Tanzania is accusing police of shooting dead at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud on the eve of the country's presidential election. (AP Photo)
At least 11 shot dead ahead of Tanzania's presidential voteA major opposition party in Tanzania is accusing police of killing at least nine citizens amid unrest over alleged fraud ahead of Wednesday's presidential election
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center-left, after meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Addis Ababa. The State Department said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 that on the guidance of President Donald Trump the U.S. is suspending some aid to Ethiopia over the "lack of progress" in talks with Egypt and Sudan over a massive, disputed dam project which Egypt has called an existential threat and worries will reduce the country's share of Nile waters. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)
Three-way talks over Ethiopia's Nile River dam set to resumeNegotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River will resume Tuesday, the chairman of the African Union, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Sunday April 14, 2019 file photo, Seychelles President Danny Faure speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, on the island of Desroches, Seychelles. The Seychelles presidential election has seen an upset, with the electoral commission on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 declaring longtime opposition contender Wavel Ramkalawan the winner over incumbent Danny Faure. The ruling party has been knocked from power for the first time since 1977. (AP Photo/Steve Barker, file)
Upset in Seychelles presidential election as incumbent losesThe Seychelles presidential election has seen an upset, with the electoral commission declaring longtime opposition contender Wavel Ramkalawan the winner over incumbent Danny Faure
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, President John Magufu gestures during an election rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzanians are due to go to the polls on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 with the future of one of Africa's most populous countries at stake and, at least before the COVID-19 pandemic, one of its fastest-growing economies. (AP Photo/Khalfan Said, File)
Observers say Tanzania's presidential vote is already flawedTanzania’s opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday’s election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousands of opposition electoral observers who want to ensure the vote is fair
The Associated Press5 days ago
Passengers disembarked from a commercial bus in Lagos Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Nigeria's president says 51 civilians have been killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, and he blames "hooliganism" for the violence while asserting that security forces have used "extreme restraint."(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrestNigeria’s top police official has ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of peaceful demonstrations over police abuses and then violent unrest that left 69 people dead
The Associated Press5 days ago
Attackers storm school in Cameroon, kill at least 4 studentsAn official says attackers shot dead at least four students and wounded a dozen others after storming into a private school in Cameroon on Saturday morning
The Associated Press5 days ago
Guinean President Alpha Conde casts his ballot in Conakry, Guinea, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Guinean President Alpha Conde is seeking to extend his decade in power, facing off against his longtime rival Cellou Dalein Diallo for the third time at the polls. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)
Guinean president wins a 3rd term, electoral commission saysGuinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has easily won a third term with 59% of the vote
The Associated Press5 days ago
Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center-left, after meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Addis Ababa. The State Department said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 that on the guidance of President Donald Trump the U.S. is suspending some aid to Ethiopia over the "lack of progress" in talks with Egypt and Sudan over a massive, disputed dam project which Egypt has called an existential threat and worries will reduce the country's share of Nile waters. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)
Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' damEthiopia is denouncing “belligerent threats” over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Nile, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it calls an existential threat
The Associated Press6 days ago
Nigeria's leader says 51 civilians, 18 security forces were killed in unrest after peaceful protests over police abusesNigeria's leader says 51 civilians, 18 security forces were killed in unrest after peaceful protests over police abuses
The Associated Press6 days ago
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