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FILE - In this Sunday April 14, 2019 file photo, Seychelles President Danny Faure speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, on the island of Desroches, Seychelles. The Seychelles presidential election has seen an upset, with the electoral commission on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 declaring longtime opposition contender Wavel Ramkalawan the winner over incumbent Danny Faure. The ruling party has been knocked from power for the first time since 1977. (AP Photo/Steve Barker, file)
Upset in Seychelles presidential election as incumbent losesThe Seychelles presidential election has seen an upset, with the electoral commission declaring longtime opposition contender Wavel Ramkalawan the winner over incumbent Danny Faure
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, President John Magufu gestures during an election rally in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzanians are due to go to the polls on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 with the future of one of Africa's most populous countries at stake and, at least before the COVID-19 pandemic, one of its fastest-growing economies. (AP Photo/Khalfan Said, File)
Observers say Tanzania's presidential vote is already flawedTanzania’s opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday’s election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousands of opposition electoral observers who want to ensure the vote is fair
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Passengers disembarked from a commercial bus in Lagos Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Nigeria's president says 51 civilians have been killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, and he blames "hooliganism" for the violence while asserting that security forces have used "extreme restraint."(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrestNigeria’s top police official has ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of peaceful demonstrations over police abuses and then violent unrest that left 69 people dead
The Associated Press1 day ago
Attackers storm school in Cameroon, kill at least 4 studentsAn official says attackers shot dead at least four students and wounded a dozen others after storming into a private school in Cameroon on Saturday morning
The Associated Press1 day ago
Guinean President Alpha Conde casts his ballot in Conakry, Guinea, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. Guinean President Alpha Conde is seeking to extend his decade in power, facing off against his longtime rival Cellou Dalein Diallo for the third time at the polls. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)
Guinean president wins a 3rd term, electoral commission saysGuinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has easily won a third term with 59% of the vote
The Associated Press1 day ago
Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.Guinea’s electoral commission says President Alpha Conde has won a third term with 59.49% of the vote.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center-left, after meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Addis Ababa. The State Department said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 that on the guidance of President Donald Trump the U.S. is suspending some aid to Ethiopia over the "lack of progress" in talks with Egypt and Sudan over a massive, disputed dam project which Egypt has called an existential threat and worries will reduce the country's share of Nile waters. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP, File)
Ethiopia blasts Trump remark that Egypt will 'blow up' damEthiopia is denouncing “belligerent threats” over the huge dam it has nearly completed on the Nile, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said downstream Egypt will “blow up” the project it calls an existential threat
The Associated Press1 day ago
Nigeria's leader says 51 civilians, 18 security forces were killed in unrest after peaceful protests over police abusesNigeria's leader says 51 civilians, 18 security forces were killed in unrest after peaceful protests over police abuses
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigeria's president addresses the nation but makes no mention of shootings of peaceful police brutality protestersNigeria's president addresses the nation but makes no mention of shootings of peaceful police brutality protesters
The Associated Press3 days ago
Guinean opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, centre, walks by supporters at his headquarters in Conakry, Guinea, Monday Oct. 19, 2020. Diallo declared himself the winner after the country held an election on Sunday with Guinean President Alpha Conde seeking to extend his decade in power. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)
Tension mounts as Guinea awaits presidential poll resultsTensions continue to mount in Guinea as the West African country awaits results from last weekend’s presidential elections
The Associated Press3 days ago
A man walks past a burnt Court of Appeal building in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Lagos streets were empty and shops were shuttered Thursday, as residents of Nigeria's largest city obeyed the government's curfew, stopping the protests against police brutality that had lasted for two weeks. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days but without mentioning the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that prompted international outrage
The Associated Press3 days ago
Tensions mount in Guinea as nation awaits election resultsAuthorities in Guinea say at least nine people are dead including two police officers as tensions mounted in anticipation of official election results being released
The Associated Press4 days ago
Alister, a protester who says his brother Emeka died from a stray bullet from the Army, reacts while speaking to Associated Press near Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020.  After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence. ( AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says Amnesty International says Nigeria’s security forces have fired on two large gatherings of peaceful protesters, killing 12 people who were calling for an end to police brutality
The Associated Press4 days ago
Nigerian authorities say nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped after crowds attacked two prisons in country's latest unrestNigerian authorities say nearly 2,000 inmates have escaped after crowds attacked two prisons in country's latest unrest
The Associated Press5 days ago
People hold banners as they demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. After 13 days of protests against police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city as moves are made to stop growing violence. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Amnesty: Credible reports protesters shot dead in NigeriaAmnesty International said late Tuesday there is “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the Nigerian megacity of Lagos have fatally shot protesters demonstrating against police brutality
The Associated Press5 days ago
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