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Ethiopians celebrate the progress made on the Nile dam, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday Aug. 2, 2020. Ethiopians in the capital celebrated the progress in the construction of the country’s dam on the Nile River, which has caused regional controversy over its filling. In joyful demonstrations urged by posts on social media and apparently endorsed by the government, tens of thousands of residents flooded the streets of the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, waving Ethiopia’s flag and holding up posters. (AP Photo/Samuel Habtab)
Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile RiverEthiopians are celebrating progress in the construction of a dam on the Nile River, which has caused regional controversy over its filling
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 file photo, a resident from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa hits 500,000 infections but president hopefulSouth Africa has exceeded a half-million confirmed cases of COVID-19 but President Cyril Ramaphosa says he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the country’s strained health system is managing to cope
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders responseA dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This July 10, 2020 file photo shows Covid-19 patients being treated with oxygen at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa has exceeded 500.000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported cases in Africa's 54 countries. Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced the new total on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peakSouth Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak of its coronavirus outbreakSouth Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak of its coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tsitsi Dangerembga, left, prominent Zimbabwean author and Fadzayi Mahere, right, spokeswoman for the main opposition party, appear at the magistrates courts with others in Harare, Saturday, Aug, 1, 2020. Police arrested scores of people in Harare and other towns in Friday's protests according to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwean author freed after night in jail for protestAn internationally known Zimbabwean author and several other people have been released on bail on Saturday, after spending a night in police cells for protesting against the government
The Associated Press1 day ago
Health officials carry the coffin of Zimbabwean minister Perence Shiri, who died of Covid-19, during his burial in Harare, Friday, July, 31, 2020. Zimbabwes capital, Harare, was deserted Friday, as security agents vigorously enforced the countrys lockdown amidst planned protests. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Scores of Zimbabwe protesters arrested, military in streetsScores of people have been arrested in Zimbabwe as hundreds of military troops along with police attempt to thwart an anti-government protest
The Associated Press3 days ago
A fisherman dries a sheet next to fishing boats that are grounded because demand for fish dries up during the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha when people slaughter sheep to eat and when the fishermen return home to their families, on the beach in Dakar, Senegal Thursday, July 30, 2020. Even in the best of times, many Muslims in West Africa scramble to afford a sheep to slaughter on the Eid al-Adha holiday, a display of faith that often costs as much as a month's income, and now the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on people's budgets putting an important religious tradition beyond financial reach. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
Livestock prices stress Muslims in Africa ahead of EidEven in the best of times, many Muslims scramble to afford a sheep to slaughter on Eid al-Adha
The Associated Press3 days ago
Moroccan journalist jailed for suspected security breachesThe Casablanca prosecutor’s office says a Moroccan journalist has been jailed on suspicions of undermining the security of the state and of rape
The Associated Press4 days ago
Zimbabwe signs billion-dollar deal to repay white farmersZimbabwe’s government on Wednesday signed a deal with former white farmers to pay them billions of dollars in compensation roughly two decades after they lost their land in often violent invasions
The Associated Press4 days ago
South Africa mourns anti-apartheid activist MlangeniSouth African officials have gathered _ not always at a distance _ for the state funeral of anti-apartheid activist Andrew Mlangeni
The Associated Press5 days ago
US military says airstrike killed civilian in SomaliaThe U.S. military has acknowledged killing a civilian and wounding three others with an airstrike in Somalia earlier this year
The Associated Press5 days ago
Zimbabwe's ruling party calls US ambassador a 'thug'Zimbabwe’s ruling party has threatened the United States ambassador with expulsion, calling him a “thug” and accusing him of funding organizers of anti-government protests planned for Friday
The Associated Press6 days ago
FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo, undertakers wearing personal protective equipment exit the grave of COVID-19 victim Shaykh Seraj Hassan Hendricks during his burial at the Mowbray cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa. For months, the city of Cape Town was the biggest coronavirus hot spot in Africa. Now, finally, there are signs of relief. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)
Virus vanguard: Cape Town learned painful lessons early onFor months, the city of Cape Town was the biggest coronavirus hot spot in Africa
The Associated Press6 days ago
Mali opposition dismiss latest gesture by W. African leadersMali's opposition is dismissing efforts by West African leaders to resolve the country's political crisis after they released a statement essentially backing a plan already rejected by protesters
The Associated Press6 days ago
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