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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe supporters cross a river to attend his 93rd Birthday celebrations in Matopos on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Mugabe is celebrating his 93rd birthday amid granite hills were spirits are said to dwell, defying calls to resign after nearly four decades in power with a celebration in in a region for opposing a leader who says he will run again in 2018 elections(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition areaZimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area, with no sign of a successor
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Security officers stand guard at the residence of abducted German archaeologists professor Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.  Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria, the excavation site where the German archaeologists was working. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi )
Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientistsA worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week at a remote northern village
The Associated Press21 hours ago
1 killed as bandits raid livestock in drought-plagued KenyaKenyan police say an official has been killed by livestock bandits in the volatile Rift Valley county of Baringo, where a drought has increased cattle rustling
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Anti-immigrant protesters stand during their march in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and used a water cannon as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capitalSouth Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt as president urges calm; anger has turned deadly
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigerian president's long absence empowers energetic deputyNigerian leader's month-long medical leave empowers energetic deputy; some want to keep him
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after a decadeKenya cleared for direct flights to the US after more than a decade; safety standards met
The Associated Press1 day ago
Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attackSenegal arrests 2 suspected extremists linked to deadly Ivory Coast resort attack
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Extremists attack Niger military patrol, kill 15 soldiersA spokesman for Niger's military says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on a patrol near the country's border with Mali
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed speaks at his inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Somalia's new leader, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's new president appoints prime ministerSomalia's new president appoints prime minister, heads to Saudi Arabia on 1st trip abroad
The Associated Press2 days ago
16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's eastA Congo military spokesman says the army has killed at least 16 members of a former rebel group who crossed back into Congo's east
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, a caregiver plays with an abandoned baby at the Door of Hope in Johannesburg. The sanctuary was started 17 years ago to provide a safe place where babies could be abandoned by their mothers. Sixty-four babies were taken in by the center in 2016 and 43 percent of those were adopted. The rest are cared for and eventually go to orphanages, said the organization, which receives funding from the government’s social welfare department and private donations. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
AP PHOTOS: South African center gives hope to abandoned kidsAP PHOTOS: Johannesburg center offers love and hope to abandoned babies
The Associated Press2 days ago
UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen
The Associated Press2 days ago
Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern CameroonBoko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon; attacker said to be 11 years old
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Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern villageNigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans with archaeology project from northern village
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Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as Farmajo, right, attends his inauguration ceremony with his wife Zeinab Moallim, left, in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Somalia's new leader, who also holds U.S. citizenship, was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignitySomalia's new leader inaugurated, saying it will take 2 decades to 'fix' troubled nation
The Associated Press3 days ago
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