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Ethiopian Amhara refugee 8-month pregnant Blaines Alfao Eileen, right, sits with Tigray refugee 25-year-old Lemlem Haylo Rada, holding her one-month old baby who was born on a street as she fled, at Um Rakuba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Ethiopia's government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the embattled Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying "anything can happen." (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubtAlarm is spiraling over Ethiopia’s imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region, with a rush of warnings about protecting civilians three weeks after the war began
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Ugandan supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine protest his arrest and call for his release and an end to police brutality, outside the Ugandan High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to seven, Ugandan police said Thursday, as a second day of demonstrations began. (AP Photo)
Uganda death toll after opposition leader's arrest up to 45The death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police say, with more than 800 people arrested
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This photo shows the Sudan-Ethiopia border, where Tigray refugees fled from a conflict in the Ethiopia's Tigray region, at Lugdi border crossing, eastern Sudan, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Ethiopia's military is warning civilians in the besieged Tigray regional capital that there will be "no mercy" if they don't "save themselves" before a final offensive to flush out defiant regional leaders, a threat that Human Rights Watch on Sunday said could violate international law. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopia warns Tigray residents that 'anything can happen'Ethiopia’s government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the embattled Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying “anything can happen.”
The Associated Press23 hours ago
South Africa judge files criminal complaint against ex-prezA South African judge said he will file a criminal complaint against former South African president Jacob Zuma after he staged a dramatic walkout while attending a commission of inquiry looking into corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018
The Associated Press1 day ago
Burkina Faso counts ballots; extremist threats affected voteVotes are being counted in Burkina Faso after Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, where threats of extremist violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State prevented parts of the country from casting ballots
The Associated Press1 day ago
Migrants arrive at the Arguineguin port in Gran Canaria island, Spain, after being rescued in the Atlantic Ocean by emergency workers on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2020. Under increasing pressure from the steady build-up of Africans' arrivals to its southern Canary Islands, the Spanish government has launched an all-front offensive, including active diplomacy, to avoid becoming the next black spot on Europe's failing record handling migration flows. (AP Photo/Javier Bauluz)
Spain's foreign minister visits Senegal to discuss migrationSpain’s foreign minister has met with Senegal’s president in the West African country’s capital to discuss the sudden increase of Senegalese migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands by boat
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in the Ethiopia's Tigray arrive on the banks of the Tekeze River on the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. The U.N. refugee agency says Ethiopia's growing conflict has resulted in thousands fleeing from the Tigray region into Sudan as fighting spilled beyond Ethiopia's borders and threatened to inflame the Horn of Africa region. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Ethiopia warns civilians of 'no mercy' in Tigray offensiveEthiopia’s military is warning civilians in the besieged Tigray regional capital that there will be “no mercy” if they don’t “save themselves” ahead of a final offensive to flush out defiant regional leaders _ a threat that Human Rights Watch on Sunday said could violate international law
The Associated Press2 days ago
Al-Qaida names new North Africa leader, reports kidnap deathAl-Qaida’s North African branch said it has appointed a new leader after confirming the death of its former leader,  who was killed in June by French forces
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken on Saturday Nov. 14, 2020. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, right, speaks with lawyers before a judicial committee, in Lagos Nigeria. Nigeria's army has said after weeks of denial that its troop did fire shots into the air to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed late in October. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian soldiers had live ammo during deadly protest The Nigerian Army has admitted for the first time that soldiers were given live bullets when they went to disperse a large crowd at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos where several peaceful protesters were killed in October
The Associated Press2 days ago
American citizen killed in Burkina Faso, US State Dept saysAn American citizen has been killed in the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso
The Associated Press2 days ago
A man votes in Burkina Faso's presidential and legislative elections as polling stations open in Ouagadougou,  Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Voters went to the polls Sunday in Burkina Faso for presidential and legislative elections that have been marred by ongoing extremist violence in this landlocked West African nation. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has promised to secure the country and is vying for another five years against 12 other candidates. Kabore is expected to win, but the opposition hopes to take the vote to a second round. (AP Photo/Sophie Garcia)
Burkina Faso votes amid ongoing extremist violence, threatsFears of attacks by extremists prevented voting in many parts of Burkina Faso on Sunday, as the country went to the polls for presidential and legislative elections marred by ongoing violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State
The Associated Press2 days ago
Passengers queue to get on a bus in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Ethiopia's prime minister says airstrikes have been carried out against the forces of the country's Tigray region, asserting that the strikes in multiple locations "completely destroyed rockets and other heavy weapons." (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
She fled Ethiopia's fighting. Now she warns of 'catastrophe'One of the few hundred evacuees from Ethiopia's sealed-off Tigray region has provided in an interview with The Associated Press rare details of anger, desperation and growing hunger as the country's government wages war and seeks to arrest the region's defiant leaders
The Associated Press3 days ago
South African police use tear gas on protest over raceSouth African police have used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again outside a high school in a predominantly white neighborhood that’s become a flashpoint for racial tensions
The Associated Press4 days ago
Zimbabwe judge ends detention for investigative journalistA Zimbabwean judge has ended the 17-day detention of an investigative journalist charged for tweeting about alleged corruption
The Associated Press4 days ago
Ethiopian refugees rest in Qadarif region, easter Sudan, Friday, Nov 20, 2020. Thousands of Ethiopians fled the war in Tigray region into Sudan. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
UN prepares for up to 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in SudanThe United Nations refugee agency says about 32,000 people have fled Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region into neighboring Sudan, and it is preparing for up to 200,000 in the next six months if necessary
The Associated Press4 days ago
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