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5 killed in hostage situation at church in South AfricaPolice in South Africa say five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a church near Johannesburg
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough touristsKuimba Shiri, Zimbabwe's only bird park, has survived tumultuous times, including violent land invasions and a devastating economic collapse
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Ethiopia says 2 arrested in killing that sparked mass unrestEthiopia’s attorney general says two people have been arrested and a third is on the run after the shooting death of a popular singer that set off days of deadly unrest
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mali's president urges dialogue after thousands protestMalian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says he still wants dialogue with his opponents hours after thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the capital
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Nigeria anti-corruption chief suspended, accused of graftThe head of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency has been suspended from office following corruption allegations against him
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Medical staff cleans a tent where Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South AfricaThe coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa and COVID-19 wards are overflowing
The Associated Press1 day ago
A worker walks past a freshly-dug graves at the Honingnestkrans Cemetery, North of Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, July 9, 2020. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus pandemic on the continent is reaching "full speed" after cases surpassed a half-million and a South African official said a single province is preparing 1.5 million grave. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is now reaching 'full speed'The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the coronavirus pandemic on the continent is reaching “full speed” after cases surpassed a half-million
The Associated Press2 days ago
Women and children sit outside their tents in a makeshift site for displaced people in Kongoussi, Burkina Faso, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Jihadist violence has dramatically escalated in Burkina Faso in recent years. The country's military has struggled to contain the violence. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Burkina Faso's volunteer fighters are no match for jihadistsIn an effort to combat rising jihadist violence, Burkina Faso’s military has recruited volunteers to help it fight militants
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations headquarters. In a televised midnight speech, Keita promised early Thursday, July 9, 2020, to reform the country's constitutional court in a bid to quell another round of protests calling for his resignation. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Mali leader promises court changes in bid to quell protestsMali's president is promising to reorganize the country's constitutional court, part of a bid to quell growing protests against his government
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, center-right, stands next to France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, during the French President's visit to the country, in the Koumassi suburb of Abidjan, Ivory Coast Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the presidential candidate of Ivory Coast's ruling party, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 just days after returning from two months of medical treatment in France, where he previously had undergone a heart transplant, the country's presidency announced. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)
Ivory Coast PM, presidential candidate Amadou Coulibaly diesIvory Coast's presidency says the country's prime minister, who is the ruling party's presidential candidate, has died
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ivory Coast prime minister who was ruling party's presidential candidate for October election has died, presidency saysIvory Coast prime minister who was ruling party's presidential candidate for October election has died, presidency says
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rights group says 180 dead found in Burkina Faso mass gravesAt least 180 bodies were found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso with evidence suggesting the government army was involved in large-scale executions turning the area into a “killing field,” Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday
The Associated Press2 days ago
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