Africa

Former Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure (file photo).
It is unclear what caused Toure’s death
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 07:13 AM
A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by…
Nigerians sentenced to ten years to life in prison for funding operations of the terrorist group Boko Haram
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:00 AM
Young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, Feb. 5, 2020.
Swarms of locust invade Mogadishu suburbs, destroying vegetation and threatening tourism
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 03:39 AM
Ivory Coast's President of the Constitutional Council Mamadou Kone gives the final results of Ivory Coast's October 31…
Main opposition figures are facing criminal charges after denouncing the October 31 vote and creating a rival government in protest
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 06:29 PM
A picture taken through a car window shows Ethiopian Amhara militia fighters, that combat alongside federal and regional forces…
Kassala’s state’s acting governor says Sudanese will assist civilians fleeing the conflict
Michael Atit
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 06:46 PM
Ghana's Ladybird Truckers Put Women Behind the Wheel
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Company has seen its fleet of trucks quadruple in two years and the number of its drivers triple
Stacey Knott
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:18 AM
Ghana's Ladybird Truckers Put Women Behind the Wheel
Company is succeeding in the face of low expectations
Stacey Knott
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 06:19 AM
CORRECTING DATE IN CAPTIONThis photo made on January 5, 2011 shows Godbless Lema, a member of parliament for Arusha town,…
On Sunday, Kenyan authorities arrested Tanzanian opposition lawmaker and former member of parliament Godbless Lema as he crossed into Kenya with his wife and three children
Mohammed Yusuf
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 03:08 PM
US Vice President  Joe Biden speaks during US-Africa Business Forum on the sideline of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in…
In South Africa, the continent’s most stable democracy, reaction to the news was largely positive, with President Cyril Ramaphosa quickly congratulating Biden and Harris
Anita Powell
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 02:43 PM
Déa Hage-Chahine, right, hugs a Kenyan migrant outside a shelter where she had been staying with other migrants, in Mkalles.
Two Lebanese are on a mission to repatriate migrant workers who have been stranded in Lebanon amid the worst economic crisis in the country's modern history
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Mon, 11/09/2020 - 09:51 AM
This frame grab from a video obtained from the Ethiopian Public Broadcaster (EBC) on November 4, 2020, shows Ethiopian Prime…
Government fighter jets have since been bombing targets in the region, which borders Sudan and Eritrea
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By Reuters
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 04:53 AM
Map of Cameroon, showing the Northwest and Southwest (English-speaking) regions
Civilians fled Liwu La-Malale in Cameroon’s English-speaking Southwest region after heavily armed rebels attacked the village and set the chief’s residence on fire
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 11:14 AM
Oballa Oballa
At least five American political newcomers with African roots who won posts in city, state and federal races in Tuesday’s US elections
Salem Solomon
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 12:30 AM
Map of Algeria
Algeria on Sunday amended its constitution to allow its government?to?take military action outside of its borders, a move that experts say is?the result of?the country’s increasing fear of violent extremist spillover from?its?neighbors?
Nisan Ahmado
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 08:25 PM
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2020.
Ethiopia’s stability is on the line as the recent outburst of fighting in the Tigray and Oromo regions risks getting out of hand
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 03:10 PM