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Uganda faces pressure to end Bobi Wine's house arrestCalls are growing for Ugandan authorities to free opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine from house arrest a week after the country’s longtime president won a sixth term in a disputed election
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE — In this Jan, 12, 2020 file photo, Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo in Harare, Zimbabwe. Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has died from COVID-19, the government announced Wednesday, Jan 20,2021. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/File)
Zimbabwe's foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgenceZimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has died from COVID-19, the government announced Wednesday
The Associated Press6 days ago
Demonstrators face police officers during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top. It is, after all, the country that triggered the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
Outreach by Tunisian leaders fails to quell youth unrestTunisian youth clashed with police overnight, maintaining their protests and riots over economic difficulties despite efforts by the president and prime minister to calm tensions
The Associated Press6 days ago
This preview image of an AP digital embed shows locations of capsized migrant boats. At least 600 people migrating to Spain via the canary Island have died or disappeared last year. (AP Digital Embed)
Boats emerge from Sahara sand to transport migrants to SpainMigrant smugglers recently tried to retrieve a boat buried in the Sahara sand
The Associated Press6 days ago
Rebels amass on outskirts of Central African Republic townResidents say rebels are now on the outskirts of Bangassou in Central African Republic, not far from where two U.N. peacekeepers were killed this week
The Associated Press6 days ago
US puts visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials over voteThe United States says it has placed visa restrictions on unnamed Tanzanian officials who it says were “responsible or complicit in undermining” the country’s election last year
The Associated Press6 days ago
FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the state funeral of Kenya's former president Daniel Arap Moi in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite failing to dislodge the long-time leader Museveni, opposition challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from Uganda's Jan. 14, 2021 disputed polls as the country's most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly. (AP Photo/John Muchucha, File)
Despite election loss, Uganda's Bobi Wine wins growing powerUgandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from last week’s disputed election as the country’s most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly
The Associated Press7 days ago
South Africa's trailblazing Black food writer dies of virusSouth Africa’s pioneer Black food writer Dora Sitole, who quietly defied apartheid to win respect and a readership for African cuisine, died this month of COVID-19
The Associated Press7 days ago
President Faustin-Archange Touadera, center, arrives to cast his vote at the Lycee Boganda polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Touadera and his party said the vote will go ahead after government forces clashed with rebels in recent days and some opposition candidates pulled out of the race amid growing insecurity. (AP Photo)
Court in Central African Republic upholds election resultsCentral African Republic's constitutional court has upheld President Faustin Archange Touadera's re-election, raising the specter of more violence just days after rebels attempted to overtake the capital
The Associated Press7 days ago
The National Unity platform presidential candidate Bobi Wine addresses the media at his home in Magere, Uganda, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Uganda’s electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursday’s election with results in from 29% of polling stations. He has 63% of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine has 28%. Wine, a popular singer-turned-lawmaker half the president’s age, alleges that the vote in the East African country was rigged. (AP Photo/Nicholas Bamulanzeki)
Uganda police surround Bobi Wine's opposition party officesThe party of Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine say that top officials have been denied access to their headquarters in the capital, Kampala, as they prepared to launch a legal challenge against Wine’s detention inside his house
The Associated Press8 days ago
US military says its troop removal from Somalia is completeThe U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency
The Associated Press8 days ago
A health worker checks the temperature of an elderly patient at the emergency entrance of the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, which is battling an ever-increasing number of COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Amid COVID-19 surge, South Africa delays reopening schools Faced with a rapid resurgence of COVID-19 overwhelming the country’s hospitals and driven by a more infectious virus variant, South Africa has delayed reopening its schools
The Associated Press8 days ago
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