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Tensions mount in Guinea as nation awaits election resultsAuthorities in Guinea say at least nine people are dead including two police officers as tensions mounted in anticipation of official election results being released
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Alister, a protester who says his brother Emeka died from a stray bullet from the Army, reacts while speaking to Associated Press near Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020.  After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says Amnesty International says Nigeria’s security forces have fired on two large gatherings of peaceful protesters, killing 12 people who were calling for an end to police brutality
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Nigerian authorities say nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped after crowds attacked two prisons in country's latest unrestNigerian authorities say nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped after crowds attacked two prisons in country's latest unrest
The Associated Press1 day ago
People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. After 13 days of protests against police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city as moves are made to stop growing violence. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in NigeriaAmnesty International said late Tuesday there is “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the Nigerian megacity of Lagos have fatally shot protesters demonstrating against police brutality
The Associated Press1 day ago
Prisoners inside Kangbayi Prison in Beni, Congo, Tuesday, Oct. 20. 2020, An official in eastern Congo says more than 1,300 inmates have escaped from the central prison in Beni after an attack by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
More than 1,300 inmates escape from prison in eastern Congo An official in eastern Congo says more than 1,300 inmates have escaped from the central prison in Beni after an attack by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces
The Associated Press1 day ago
A teenage girl who became a sex worker after schools in Kenya were closed in March due to coronavirus restrictions, sits in the rented room where she and others work, in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. The girls saw their mothers' sources of income vanish when Kenya's government restricted movement to prevent the spread of the virus, and now engage in the sex work to help with household bills. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
From 'role models' to sex workers: Kenya's child labor risesSome teenage girls in Nairobi have turned to sex work to help feed their families
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo cheer at his headquarters in Conakry, Guinea, Monday Oct. 19, 2020. Diallo declared himself the winner after the country held an election on Sunday with Guinean President Alpha Conde seeking to extend his decade in power. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)
Guinea's opposition leader claims election victory Guinea’s opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo has declared himself the winner of the West African country’s presidential election before the official results have been announced
The Associated Press2 days ago
A man holds a sign as he demonstrates on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Sunday for the eleventh day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop because of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria's anti-police protesters storm prison, free inmatesNigeria’s protests against police brutality turned violent Monday when a crowd stormed a prison and freed some inmates in Benin in southern Nigeria
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE — In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 file photo passengers have their temperatures taken at the International O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South African Health Minister, Zwerli Mkhize announced Monday, Oct. 19 2020 that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, warning of a possible resurgence of the disease in the country. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe/File)
South Africa's health minister gets COVID-19, as cases riseSouth Africa’s health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has announced that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19 and warned of a possible resurgence of the disease in the country
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ivorian opposition presidential candidate's home burned downWitnesses say assailants have burned down the home of a leading opposition presidential candidate in eastern Ivory Coast
The Associated Press3 days ago
Uganda's 'taxi divas' rise from COVID-19's economic gloomUganda's latest ride-hailing service, called Diva Taxi, is breaking the mold in the socially conservative country by hiring only female drivers
The Associated Press3 days ago
Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo votes 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)
Guinea votes to see if president can extend decade in powerGuinean 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
The Associated Press3 days ago
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