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Ailing Iranian held by Somali pirates is releasedA humanitarian group working to free people taken hostage by Somali pirates in recent years says an Iranian man held for four-and-a-half years has been released and is on his way home
The Associated Press17 hours ago
'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to ZimbabweAfter 16 years in journalistic exile, Andrew Meldrum returns to Zimbabwe, where he worked as a reporter for 23 years until being expelled by Robert Mugabe's government. This time he was covering the former leader's legacy of corruption and abuse.
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday July 12, 2016 file photo, an elephant is lifted by a crane in an upside down position in Lilongwe, Malawi, in the first step of an assisted migration of 500 of the threatened species. African Parks, which manages three Malawian reserves is moving the 500 elephants from Liwonde National Park, this month and next, and again next year when vehicles can maneuver on the rugged terrain during Southern Africa's dry winter. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Harry and Meghan make 1st official tour as family in AfricaHarry and Meghan make 1st official tour as family in Africa, starting in troubled South Africa
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigerian military accuses aid group of aiding Boko HaramNigeria's military accuses international aid group of aiding Boko Haram, which group denies
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigeria police nab main suspect in apparent serial killingsNigeria police arrest main suspect in apparent serial killings that sparked women's protests
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopia: Egypt's Nile dam proposal is against 'sovereignty'Ethiopia says latest Egypt proposal on massive Nile dam is against country's 'sovereignty'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwean medical staff march on the streets of Harare, Thursday Sept. 19, 2019. Zimbabwean doctors protesting the alleged abduction of a union leader won a High court ruling allowing them to march and handover a petition to the parliament.The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association has said its president, Peter Magombeyi, was abducted on Saturday after calling for a pay strike, and members say they will not return to work until he is found. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abductionZimbabwe doctor is found alive after alleged abduction that led to days of protests
The Associated Press1 day ago
US actor and activist George Clooney speaks at a press conference about South Sudan in London, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The largest multinational oil consortium in South Sudan is "proactively participating in the destruction" of the country, the actor George Clooney and co-founder of The Sentry watchdog group told The Associated Press this week. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Watchdog says global oil consortium hurting South SudanWatchdog says global oil consortium hurting South Sudan after years of civil war
The Associated Press2 days ago
Imam at Liberian school that burned says toll could riseImam at Liberian boarding school that burned says toll could rise above the 27 reported
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this, Aug. 7, 019 file photo, a woman walks home at sunset in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to ZimbabweAfter 16 years in journalistic exile, Andrew Meldrum returns to Zimbabwe, where he worked as a reporter for 23 years until being expelled by Robert Mugabe's government. This time he was covering the former leader's legacy of corruption and abuse.
The Associated Press3 days ago
Niger seeks to step up oil production with pipeline to coastNiger has started construction on an oil pipeline that will link it to the coast through West African neighbor Benin, a project that Niger's president said will bolster the country's economic development
The Associated Press3 days ago
Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICCCongolese army says it kills militia leader wanted by the International Criminal Court
The Associated Press3 days ago
Nigerian women protest over apparent serial killingsNigerian women protest over apparent serial killings of several women in hotel rooms
The Associated Press3 days ago
Local people turn out to view the scene of an overnight fire in Paynesville, 7 miles north east of Monrovia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Police in Liberia say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital, Monrovia, has killed more than 20 people and many are thought to be children. A police spokesman says the fire around midnight gutted a dormitory and school building where students slept. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)
Fire at school outside Liberia's capital kills at least 27Fire at Quranic school outside Liberian capital kills at least 27, many thought to be children
The Associated Press3 days ago
Liberian police say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital kills at least 27 peopleLiberian police say a fire at a Quranic school outside the capital kills at least 27 people
The Associated Press3 days ago
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