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Rebel groups kill at least 40 in attacks in eastern CongoA Congolese human rights group says rebels have killed at least 40 people in several attacks in eastern Irumu territory
The Associated Press17 hours ago
South African bans on tobacco, liquor amid virus stir debateA bootlegging culture has sprung up across South Africa in response to the government’s nearly 8-week-old ban on the sale of cigarettes and alcohol
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 20, 2020 file photo, main opposition party presidential candidate Agathon Rwasa speaks to the media after casting his vote in the presidential election, in Ciri, Ngozi province, Burundi. The candidate of Burundi's ruling party, Evariste Ndayishimiye, was on Monday, May 25, 2020 declared the winner of the country's presidential election according to the election commission, with main opposition candidate Agathon Rwasa coming second and claiming that the elections were marred by fraud. (AP Photo/Dorcas Nininahazwe, File)
Ruling party's candidate wins Burundi's presidential pollThe candidate of Burundi’s ruling party, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been declared the winner of the country’s presidential election
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, May 1, 2020 file photo, a ranger observes the last remaining two northern white rhinos Fatu, left, and Najin, right, at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. Groundbreaking work to keep alive the nearly extinct northern white rhino - population, two - by in-vitro fertilization has been hampered by travel restrictions caused by the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File)
Virus stalls work to keep alive a rare rhino subspeciesGroundbreaking work to keep alive the nearly extinct northern white rhino subspecies by in-vitro fertilization has been hampered by travel restrictions due to the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
In fight against virus, South Africa expects a long waitSouth Africa is struggling to balance its fight against the coronavirus with its dire need to resume economic activity
The Associated Press3 days ago
Rev. Paul Machira preaches and sings to residents in an apartment block in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The Kenyan pastor has taken his church service for children on the road due to coronavirus restrictions and preaches from parking lots outside apartment buildings while kids and their parents dance on balconies above. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Balcony church gains popularity in Kenya amid pandemicA Kenyan pastor has taken his church service for children on the road due to coronavirus restrictions
The Associated Press4 days ago
Guinean singer Mory Kante, 'baobab of culture,' dies at 70A family member says Guinean singer Mory Kante, an influential figure in African and world music, has died
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - in this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, mourners gather for the burial of an elderly man suspected of dying from the new coronavirus, whose family requested not to be named, in Mogadishu, Somalia. Africa's coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, May 22, 2020 as the continent with many fragile health systems has not yet seen the high numbers of other parts of the world. (AP Photo, File)
Africa virus cases surpass 100,000; lockdowns slowed growthAfrica’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000
The Associated Press5 days ago
In this May 21, 2020, photo, the Larson sisters wash their hands inside the gate at their home in Dakar, Senegal. The girls were adopted from Sierra Leone after their father and other relatives died of Ebola. (AP Photo/Krista Larson)
VIRUS DIARY: Facing the coronavirus, still haunted by EbolaThe fear of a virus that kills its victims in isolation is all too familiar for those who lived through West Africa’s Ebola crisis
The Associated Press5 days ago
A top Rwanda genocide suspect died years ago, DNA test showsAuthorities say one of Rwanda’s most wanted fugitives in the country’s genocide died 20 years ago
The Associated Press5 days ago
Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan will resume talks on disputed damThree African countries have signaled their readiness to resume negotiations on a controversial dam that will be the continent’s largest
The Associated Press5 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015, file photo, President John Magufu gestures during an election rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As of late May 2020, the country’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases hasn’t changed for three weeks, and the international community is openly worrying that Tanzania’s government is hiding the true scale of the pandemic. Magufuli has led a crackdown on anyone who dares raise concerns about the virus’s spread or the government’s response. (AP Photo/Khalfan Said, File)
Tanzania says virus defeated through prayer, but fears growOn a single day this month, 50 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the coronavirus after crossing into Kenya
The Associated Press5 days ago
Burundi candidate says 200 supporters arrested during voteBurundi’s leading opposition candidate says more than 200 party supporters were arrested during Wednesday’s election, and he is keeping open the possibility of challenging the results over suspected fraud
The Associated Press6 days ago
Hundreds killed in new violence in South Sudan, ICRC saysThe International Committee of the Red Cross  says hundreds of people have been killed in a new burst of intercommunal violence in South Sudan, with “many more” injured and thousands displaced
The Associated Press6 days ago
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