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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 Press1 hour 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 Press7 hours 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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 Press1 day 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
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center, arrives for the opening session of the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian officials said Wednesday, July 8, 2020 that at least 239 people have been killed and 3,500 arrested in more than a week of unrest in Ethiopia that poses the biggest challenge yet to its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister. (AP Photo, File)
Ethiopia's week of unrest sees 239 dead, 3,500 arrestedOfficials say at least 239 people have been killed and 3,500 arrested in more than a week of unrest in Ethiopia that poses the biggest challenge yet to its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister
The Associated Press2 days ago
People walk past an informational mural with messages in English and Swahili warning people about the dangers of the new coronavirus and how to prevent transmission, painted by youth artists from the Uweza Foundation, in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the true number of cases among Africa's 1.3 billion people is unknown as its 54 countries face a serious shortage of testing materials for the virus. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases surge above a half-millionAfrica now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus cases
The Associated Press2 days ago
Africa's confirmed coronavirus cases now above a half-million as South Africa becomes a global hot spotAfrica's confirmed coronavirus cases now above a half-million as South Africa becomes a global hot spot
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babiesConservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria
The Associated Press2 days ago
Zimbabwe's health minister fired over COVID-19 graft scandalZimbabwe’s health minister has been fired for inappropriate conduct after he was accused of illegally awarding a multi-million-dollar contract for COVID-19 medical supplies to a shadowy company that sold the government $28 face masks and other materials at inflated prices
The Associated Press2 days ago
Kenyan police detain a protester at a demonstration against police brutality in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday July 7, 2020. Kenyan police have fired tear gas and detained scores of protesters who were demanding an end to police brutality. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Tear gas, arrests as Kenyans protest police brutalityKenyan police have fired tear gas and detained protesters demanding an end to police brutality
The Associated Press3 days ago
Burundian refugees in Tanzania face new pressure to go homeBurundian refugees in Tanzania say they fear being forced to return to their country now that a new president has taken power and invited them home
The Associated Press3 days ago
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