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Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruptionEthiopia has detained the former head of a large military-run industrial conglomerate, a day after the country's attorney general disclosed that several hundred million dollars was embezzled from the firm
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Hundreds attend memorial for missionary slain in CameroonHundreds of people filled a northern Indiana church Monday to remember a missionary who was killed in Cameroon two weeks after arriving there with his wife and their eight children
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018 file photo an opposition MDC party supporter hold his hands up after being sprayed with a water canon and in clouds of teargas on a street in Harare during clashes with police. Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony from two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country’s disputed elections. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien, File)
Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protestersZimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony from two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Congo opposition parties quits pact to back sole candidateMembers of two of the leading opposition parties in Congo now say they don't back a presidential candidate who was chosen by a coalition
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruptionEthiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country's attorney general announced Monday
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 file photo, a military tank with armed soldiers outside President Robert Mugabe's office in Harare. One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. Tanks rolled in the streets of Harare and the military put Mugabe under house arrest. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
1 year after Mugabe fall, Zimbabwe asks 'what has changed?'One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. A year later Zimbabwe's economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask 'What has changed?'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Congo opposition parties unite behind presidential candidateOpposition parties in Congo say they are rallying behind one candidate in hopes it will improve his chances of winning next month's presidential election
The Associated Press2 days ago
Gabon: Government says president recovering in Saudi ArabiaThe government of Gabon says President Ali Bongo Ondimba is recovering from an undisclosed illness in Saudi Arabia
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, a man helps an injured civilian who was wounded in a bomb blast near the Sahafi hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. Three car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside the hotel, which is located across the street from the police Criminal Investigations Department, causing dozens of fatalities. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia's capitalSomali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday's bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, a supporter sits by posters of pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, at his home in Kampala, Uganda. Wine staged his first concert Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 since being charged with treason, in a show of defiance punctuated by anti-government slogans and barbs aimed at the long-time president he is challenging. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi, File)
Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailingUgandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged with treason and jailed
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this June 19, 2012, file photo, a Panama border police officer points as he begins to patrol in the Darien Province, on the border with Colombia, in Yaviza, Panama. The area is known as the Darien Gap, a 60-mile (97-kilometer) stretch of roadless jungle straddling the border of Colombia and Panama. One man's journey to America from his home in Mauritania was a dangerous and arduous one that took him through the Darien Gap. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
Man's harrowing journey to US underscores immigration shiftOne man's journey to the United States from Mauritania was dangerous and arduous, and underscores shift in immigration flow
The Associated Press4 days ago
Kenya launches internal police probe to help reform forceKenya's internal security minister has launched a police internal affairs unit to investigate allegations of abuses in the force including corruption and accusations that officers kill suspects among other alleged human rights abuses
The Associated Press4 days ago
Security forces stand near bodies and the wreckage of vehicles at the scene of a bomb blast near the Sahafi hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Three car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside the hotel, which is located across the street from the police Criminal Investigations Department, killing at least 10 people according to police. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia's capital; 20 deadFour car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police
The Associated Press4 days ago
Tanzanian officials order physical exams of 10 alleged gaysTanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations of 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police
The Associated Press4 days ago
Three car bombs explode in front of hotel in Somalia's capital, say policeThree car bombs explode in front of hotel in Somalia's capital, say police
The Associated Press4 days ago
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