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US again accused of killing civilians in Somalia airstrikesThe U.S. military is facing more allegations of killing civilians with airstrikes in Somalia, and now says it will address the issue more fully in upcoming public reports
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Ethiopia postpones major election because of coronavirusEthiopia's election set for August has been postponed as the national election board says the coronavirus makes it impossible to prepare
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Relatives and friends wait outside as the body of 13-year-old Yasin Hussein Moyo is washed prior to burial, at the Kariakor cemetery in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The family of a 13-year-old boy is in mourning after police in Kenya's capital are accused of shooting him dead while enforcing a coronavirus curfew. Kenya’s police inspector general has ordered an investigation into the boy’s death by “stray bullet,” including a forensic analysis of all firearms held by officers at the scene.  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
13-year-old shot dead; Kenyan police enforcing curfew blamedThe family of a 13-year-old boy is in mourning after police in Kenya's capital are accused of shooting him dead while enforcing a coronavirus curfew
The Associated Press23 hours ago
A man sits on a balcony at a block of flats in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, March, 30, 2020. Zimbabwe went into a lockdown for 21 days in an effort to curb the spread of the coronoavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems,it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
In Zimbabwe, 'you win coronavirus or you win starvation'As Zimbabwe enters lockdown, people in the economically shattered country are forced to choose between daily survival and measures to protect themselves from the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 days ago
Traders sell food at a busy market, which are no longer permitted to sell any non-food items in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leadersUgandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people
The Associated Press3 days ago
A Somali paramedic trains people to use corona kits during awareness training in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, March, 19, 2020. The Somali government has announced the closure schools universities and a ban or large gathering and events for two weeks effective. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough and the vast majority recover in 2-6 weeks but for some especially older adults and the people with existing health issues, the virus that causes COVID-19 can result in more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmareNearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE— This is a Sept. 21, 2010 file photo of Guinea president Alpha Conde at the People's Hall in Conakry, Guinea. The West African nation of Guinea is defying the coronavirus pandemic to hold a controversial referendum on Sunday March 22, 2020, that could allow the president to stay longer in power.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)
Guinea voters back change that could extend president's ruleProvisional results indicate Guinea has overwhelmingly voted for a constitutional change that could see the president remain in power for two more terms. Nearly 92% of voters on March 22 supported the change that would keep the two-term limit on presidencies, but increase terms from five years to six
The Associated Press4 days ago
South African National Defense Forces patrol the Men's Hostel in the densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg, Saturday, March 28, 2020, enforcing a strict lockdown in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of AfricaVirus-prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities
The Associated Press4 days ago
Police force ferry passengers to lie face down on the ground after firing tear gas and detaining them, after new measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus instead caused a crowd to form outside the ferry in Mombasa, Kenya Friday, March 27, 2020. The new measures required public transport vehicles to drop passengers 1km away and walk to the ferry terminal and then queue, but passengers fearing they would get stuck before a 7pm curfew started crowding to get on causing police to fire tear gas and round up the passengers. (AP Photo)
'Go home!' South Africa has 1st death as lockdown beginsA three-week lockdown has begun in South Africa as the country announced its first coronavirus death and cases rose well above 1,000
The Associated Press5 days ago
A street vendor wearing surgical glove, to protect against coronavirus, sells face musks at a minibus taxi station in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, March 26, 2020.  South Africa goes into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in a few hours, in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000South Africa's president has appeared in full military uniform for the first time since the end of apartheid and told troops to be a "force of kindness" as a coronavirus lockdown begins at midnight
The Associated Press5 days ago
Mali opposition leader abducted with campaign team in northThe leader of Mali's political opposition, Soumaila Cissé, and members of his campaign team have been taken hostage by unidentified gunmen in the north
The Associated Press6 days ago
Somalia suicide bomber detonates in tea shop, killing 2A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has walked into a tea shop in Somalia's capital and detonated, killing at least two people
The Associated Press7 days ago
Boko Haram kills 92 soldiers in Chad in country's worst tollBoko Haram extremists have killed at least 92 Chadian soldiers in what the president calls the deadliest attack on the nation’s forces
The Associated Press7 days ago
A woman pushes a trolley past closed shops in the usually bustling Medina of Rabat, on the day when Morocco declared a health emergency and further limited movement to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, March 20, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
As lockdowns kill jobs, Africa's informal workers sufferMoroccan families who once survived on income from informal businesses are now begging strangers on social networks for money for diapers and medicine
The Associated Press7 days ago
A council worker wears a face mask while cleaning the streets in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Zimbabwe's public hospital doctors went on strike Wednesday over what they called a lack of adequate protective gear as the coronavirus begins to spread in a country whose health system has almost collapsed.  The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) ///
Zimbabwe doctors, nurses strike over little virus protectionZimbabwe's public hospital nurses have joined a doctors' strike over a lack of protective gear as the coronavirus spreads in a country whose health system has nearly collapsed
The Associated Press7 days ago
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