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In Uganda, a pop star takes on a president, at his perilA Ugandan pop star takes on a president, at his peril; 'political accident waiting to happen'
The Associated Press2 hours ago
School pupils react after being teargassed by police who were confronting a demonstration near their school in the Kamwokya area of Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.  Supporters were demonstrating in support of pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine, who was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones.(AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)
Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military courtUgandan pop star, an outspoken government critic, charged in military court after clashes
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 file photo, Malian incumbent President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, arrives to cast his ballot during the Presidential second round election in Bamako, Mali. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won another term in a runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote. AP Photo/Annie Risemberg, File)
Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percentMali's president wins runoff with more than 67 percent of the vote in turbulent nation
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General of Amnesty International, gestures while speaking during a news conference at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. The new leader of Amnesty International says that many world leaders, especially U.S. President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up familiesNew Amnesty leader slams Trump's family separations as 'one of the worst atrocities' in years
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Congo: International arrest warrant for opposition's KatumbiCongo issues international arrest warrant for opposition leader Katumbi
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwe court to hear opposition election challenge Aug. 22Zimbabwe court to hear opposition's presidential election challenge Aug. 22
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mali's president wins runoff election with more than 67 percent of the voteMali's president wins runoff election with more than 67 percent of the vote
The Associated Press1 day ago
Official: British PM to visit Kenya in first visit to AfricaKenya's foreign minister says British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit the country at the end of the month, in her first visit to Africa since taking over from David Cameron in July 2016
The Associated Press1 day ago
United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, left, is seen during a courtesy call with Zimbabwean President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa at his official residence State House in Harare, Wednesday, Aug, 15, 2018. Nichols emphasised the need to respect human rights as Zimbabwe awaits a court ruling on whether the election results are valid.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe president urges court to toss opposition challengeZimbabwe's president urges court to toss opposition challenge to election
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, March, 9, 2016 file photo Sheffra Dzamara, right, wife to abducted activist Itai Dzamara, holds a placard calling for his return during a demonstration to commemorate a year since his disappearance. Amnesty International's new leader, Kumi Naidoo, says his first act is writing to Zimbabwe's next president about the disappearance of Dzamara, saying "whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices of the past." Kumi Naidoo's focus on Dzamara, who disappeared in 2015 under Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe, puts further pressure on President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to acknowledge past abuses.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
New Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets ZimbabweNew Amnesty International leader's 1st move targets Zimbabwe, 'injustices of the past'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Sex offender stripped of US citizenship, will be deportedA North Carolina man who federal authorities say sexually abused his stepdaughter has been stripped of his United States citizenship and will be deported to Ghana
The Associated Press2 days ago
In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremismIn heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism; 'The area belongs to them'
The Associated Press2 days ago
Uganda opposition figure held after anti-president protestUganda opposition figure detained after driver slain in clashes amid protest against president
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ethiopian special police force kills 41, official saysEthiopian special police force kills 41, official says, as ethnic tensions challenge new PM
The Associated Press2 days ago
Congo's top opposition parties talk possible joint candidateCongo's top opposition parties discuss possible joint candidate for December presidential vote
The Associated Press3 days ago
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