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Nigerian governor jailed for corruption on bailA former Nigerian governor sentenced to five years' jail for corruption has been granted bail to seek medical care after just 20 days in prison
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Henri Van Breda, center, accompanied by attorney Lorinda van Niekerk, front, arrives at the supreme court in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, March 27, 2017. A 22-year-old South African man appeared in court Monday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015. (AP Photo/STR)
South African man, 22, in court for axe murder of his familyA 22-year-old South African man appeared in court Monday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in SomaliaKenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the militant group denies it
The Associated Press5 hours ago
6 killed in plane crash near Zimbabwe-Mozambique borderA small plane crashed Monday near the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, killing all six people on board
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Portuguese news agency Lusa says six people died in a plane crash on border between Mozambique and ZimbabwePortuguese news agency Lusa says six people died in a plane crash on border between Mozambique and Zimbabwe
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Relatives of the six aid workers who were ambushed and killed grieve as they wait to collect and bury the bodies of their loved ones, outside the morgue in Juba, South Sudan Monday, March 27, 2017. The ambush of the six aid workers took place Saturday on the road from Juba, the capital, to Pibor, and is the latest of several attacks on aid workers in the country where at least 12 aid workers have been killed so far this year and 79 since civil war began in 2013. (AP Photo)
Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died
The Associated Press6 hours ago
6 aid workers killed in South SudanSix aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan on Saturday, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Saturday, March 25, 2017, UNICEF Somalia Representative Steven Lauwerier, center, speaks to displaced Somalis at a camp in Baidoa, Somalia. Somalia's drought is threatening 3 million lives according to the U.N. and in recent months aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but say more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and choleraDrought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera, well as Islamic extremists; 3 million lives threatened
The Associated Press1 day ago
East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to workEast African states to allow hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees to work, bloc says
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Monday Aug. 21, 2006 file photo, UN troops in armored vehicles drive through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompeng, File)
Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: OfficialsCongolese militia decapitates more than 40 policemen in province where deadly violence grows
The Associated Press2 days ago
3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base3 soldiers killed as armed men attack northern Mali army base, local officials say
The Associated Press2 days ago
Somalia's proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakersSomalia's proposed cabinet challenged by lawmakers as new government tries to assert control
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil warRape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war; 'If I talk about it, I just cry'
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Monday Aug. 21, 2006 file photo, UN troops in armored vehicles drive through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompeng, File)
Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights groupCongo must help in search for missing UN experts as deadly violence grows, rights group says
The Associated Press2 days ago
Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest othersBurkina Faso military forces kill key jihadist, arrest others near border with Mali
The Associated Press3 days ago
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