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Ugandan police fire tear gas at 'life presidency' protestersUgandan police have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of students protesting against plans to introduce legislation that would allow the long-time president to rule for life
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandalUN sexual abuse and exploitation is back in the spotlight with fresh calls for reform
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005A look at the various promises, recommendations for reforms to combat sexual abuse, exploitation within UN peacekeeping missions since 2005
The Associated Press2 hours ago
AP Investigation: More than 700 sexual abuse complaints filed against UN peacekeepers occurred in Congo, most in world.AP Investigation: More than 700 sexual abuse complaints filed against UN peacekeepers occurred in Congo, most in world.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man with disabilities who was unable to run away when a swarm of bees attacked police and passers-by outside the Supreme Court, has soapy water thrown over him to try and revive him after being severely stung, before an ambulance arrived to take him away alive, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.  In a detailed ruling issued Wednesday Kenya's Supreme Court said it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election largely because the electoral commission refused scrutiny of its computerized voting system. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya Supreme Court nixed poll because it couldn't see dataKenya's Supreme Court said Wednesday it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election largely because the electoral commission refused to allow an investigation of its computerized system that transmitted results
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Boy killed at huge protests over Togo president's tenureTogo's security minister says a 10-year-old boy was killed and at least 10 other people were injured during protests over the passage of a bill that critics fear would allow the West African country's president to seek re-election indefinitely
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorialsEditorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 12 in eastern CongoA Congo official says that flooding caused by torrential rains overnight have killed at least 12 people and left 92 others missing in the country's east
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Kenyan Supreme Court judges, from left to right, Njoki Ndung'u, Deputy Chief Justice Philomela Mwilu, Chief Justice David Maraga, Jackton Ojwang and Isaac Lenaola deliver their detailed ruling concerning the August presidential elections, at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (Ap Photo?Sayyid Abdul Azim)
The Latest: Kenya Supreme Court says why it nixed pollKenya Supreme Court delivers its full judgment on why it annulled the presidential elections
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 photo made available by UNICEF, a boy displays a scar from a tracer bullet. in Mbuji Mayi, Kasai province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo’s Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast Central African country that has seen violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims.  (Patrick Rose/UNICEF via AP)
Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai regionCongo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasais, blames unrest on 'terrorist militia'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threatsKenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats as calls made to remove them
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN calls on Congo to protect refugees after deadly shootingUN calls on Congo to protect refugees after troops shoot, kill 39 Burundians, including a child
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this photograph taken on Tuesday, May 19, 2014, Oscar Pistorius listens to psychiatric evidence for his defense, during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3, 2017 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time. (AP Photo/Daniel Born, Pool, File)
Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more jail timeProsecutors to argue Pistorius should get more prison time for murder
The Associated Press1 day ago
Members of a family of 12 sit idle at the displaced persons' camp where they live and are stranded in Abayok, South Sudan Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. South Sudan's independence from Sudan in 2011 drew thousands of people wanting to return to their hometowns in the world's newest nation, but civil war has stranded many of them for years in a border town, far from their families. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's warForgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war and their unwillingness to give up their possessions
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injuredThe United Nations mission in Congo says that a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province
The Associated Press2 days ago
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