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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.
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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
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Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICCCongolese army says it kills militia leader wanted by the International Criminal Court
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Nigerian women protest over apparent serial killingsNigerian women protest over apparent serial killings of several women in hotel rooms
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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
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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
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6 reported dead after tourist boat capsized off Senegal6 dead after tourist boat capsizes in storm off Senegal's capital; 35 people rescued
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In this photo taken Friday Sept. 6, 2019, Albert Nabonibo, a well-known gospel singer in Rwanda, walks out from the Church of Zion temple celebration centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Nabonibo shocked many last month when he revealed he is a gay man in a country where such a public assertion of homosexuality is unheard of. (AP Photo/Olivier Muhizi)
Rwandan gospel singer comes out as gay, to country's shockGospel singer in Rwanda comes out as gay, testing tolerance where homosexuality often despised
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Police say 36 people missing after boat sinks in CongoPolice say 36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo east of the capital
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Zimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leaderZimbabwean doctors protest against abduction of union leader who had called for pay strike
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West African leaders meet on extremism in the regionHeads of state from 15 member countries of the West African economic bloc known as ECOWAS are meeting Saturday in Burkina Faso to discuss the fight against Islamic extremism in the region and the impact of the G5 Sahel set up to combat its spread
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A mourner with a tag attends the funeral service for Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. African heads of state and envoys are gathering to attend a state funeral for Mugabe, whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayedAfrican heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe, whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains
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U.S. Attorney John Anderson, right and federal prosecutor Sean Sullivan converse after a former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Santa Fe, N.M. Arthur Perrault, 81, was sentenced after his conviction at trial for the sexual abuse of an altar boy in the early 1990s. Perrault says he is innocent and plans to appeal the sentence. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse caseA former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country in the 1990s as he faced sex abuse allegations in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being returned to the US
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept, 11, 2019, file photo, Robert Mugabe's widow Grace Mugabe, center, is escorted after a ceremony at the RG Mugabe Airport, upon the return of his remains in Harare, Zimbabwe. Known as a strong-willed woman with political ambitions, Grace Mugabe rose from being one of the president’s secretaries to become first lady. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe regains prominence for husbandThe controversy around the burial of Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe, centers on his widow, Grace, who remained behind a black veil as she succeeded in getting President Emmerson Mnangagwa to build a special new gravesite for her husband
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Gambia minister to recommend charges filed against ex-leaderGambia's justice minister says he will recommend that former dictator Yahya Jammeh be charged with theft and other forms of economic crimes as a result of a newly released economic inquiry into the former government
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