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Uganda, Rwanda presidents agree to cease hostilitiesThe leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that raised fears of armed hostilities
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Nelson Mandela Foundation's CEO, Sello Hatang, centre, speaks to the press on the steps of the Johannesburg High Court, Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  South Africa's Equality Court has restricted the display of the old apartheid-era flag in a ruling issued Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019, that it's gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
South African court restricts displays of apartheid-era flagSouth Africa's Equality Court has restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination
The Associated Press20 hours ago
South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag, saying it amounts to hate speech, racial discriminationSouth African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag, saying it amounts to hate speech, racial discrimination
The Associated Press1 day ago
Burkina Faso president says extremists kill 24 soldiersAn attack by extremists in Burkina Faso's northern province has killed at least 24 soldiers, which the president says is one of the deadliest attacks on military in the West African nation's history
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cameroon tribunal sentences separatist leader to lifeA Cameroon military tribunal sentenced to life in prison a leader of the country's English-speaking separatist movement and 9 supporters on Tuesday, after finding them guilty of charges including secession, terrorism and hostility against the state
The Associated Press1 day ago
Policemen keep an eye on pedestrians passing by, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Few people turned up for an opposition protest Monday in the Zimbabwe's second city as armed police maintained a heavy presence on the streets. (AP Photo/Mpofu)
Zimbabwe court bans anti-government protest in BulawayoZimbabwe's courts upheld a police order banning an anti-government demonstration Monday in Bulawayo, the country's second largest city
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ugandan police say 20 killed in deadly motor accidentsAt least 20 people have been killed in two separate motor accidents in Uganda, including an explosion involving a fuel tanker in the country's west, police said Monday, in incidents highlighting growing road safety concerns in the region
The Associated Press3 days ago
Soldier killed in Niger ambush receives posthumous medalThe family of a U.S. soldier killed during a 2017 ambush in the African nation of Niger has received his Silver Star Medal in South Florida
The Associated Press5 days ago
Protesters run from teargas fired by riot police during protests in Harare, Friday, Aug, 16, 2019. Zimbabwe's police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in the center of the capital, Harare, Friday morning. A few hundred demonstrators gathered in Africa Unity Square, despite a police ban on the protest that was upheld by Zimbabwe's High Court. (AP Photo/KB Mpofu)
Zimbabwe's police beat anti-government protesters in capitalZimbabwe's police used tear gas, arrests and beatings Friday to quell anti-government protests in the capital, Harare
The Associated Press5 days ago
Riot police arrest and forcibly apprehend protestors during protests in Harare, Friday, Aug, 16, 2019. The main opposition Movement For Democratic Change party is holding protests over deteriorating economic conditions in the country as well as to try and force Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to set up a transitional authority to address the crisis and organize credible elections. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The Latest: Protesters, police clash in Zimbabwe's capitalPolice are clashing with a few hundred anti-government protesters who gathered in central Harare
The Associated Press6 days ago
Armed riot police patrol the streets in Harare, Thursday, Aug, 15, 2019. In a show of force to discourage anti government protests, Zimbabwe police with water cannons patrolled the capital's streets and warned residents, "you will rot in jail" if they participated in the demonstrations planned for Friday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Police patrol Zimbabwe capital before anti-government demosIn a show of force to discourage anti-government protests, Zimbabwe police with water cannons patrolled the capital's streets and warned residents "you will rot in jail" if they participate in the demonstrations planned for Friday
The Associated Press6 days ago
UN experts: Mali peace signatories failed to accelerate dealU.N. experts say signatories to a 2015 peace agreement in Mali have failed to accelerate its implementation as promised amid growing rivalries and popular resentment against the deal as well as increasing attacks by militants in the region
The Associated Press7 days ago
Zimbabwe's opposition vows protests over economic crisisZimbabwe's main opposition Wednesday said it will roll out protests starting this week to try to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa to set up a transitional authority, even as the government warned against such action
The Associated Press7 days ago
Extremists attack army base in southern Mogadishu; 5 killedSomali military officers say at least four soldiers and a photographer embedded with the army were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an army base in the town of Awdhegle, southwest of the capital
The Associated Press7 days ago
Ex-Mozambican finance minister remains in South African jailFormer Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang will remain in a South African jail until October when a South African High Court will hear the case to extradite him to the U.S. Chang was arrested in South Africa in December last year
The Associated Press8 days ago
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