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New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 peopleAt least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top UN official in South Sudan warned of a government offensive on the town
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
20 more deaths in volatile central Congo, UN mission saysThe U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's center
The Associated Press1 hour ago
1 person dies in Kenya's primary electionsOne person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday
The Associated Press2 hours ago
People queue at the South African Airways (SAA) ticket counter desk at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. South African Airways on Wednesday cancelled nearly three-dozen flights, most of them domestic, because of a strike by some cabin crew. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Strike forces South African Airways to cancel 32 flightsSouth African Airways on Wednesday cancelled nearly three dozen flights, most of them domestic, because of a strike by some cabin crew
The Associated Press2 hours ago
WFP says food shipment blocked by Burundi has turned backThe United Nations World Food Program says a convoy of food aid blocked from entering Burundi has returned to Rwanda
The Associated Press3 hours ago
South African court rules against nuclear dealA South African court has ruled that government plans to increase the country's reliance on nuclear power with help from Russia and other countries is unlawful
The Associated Press7 hours ago
US urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says 'no'U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil war in the world's newest nation _ but Russia and China remain opposed
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Tanzania expels country head of UN Development ProgramTanzania expels country head of UN Development Program; critics say targeted over election
The Associated Press1 day ago
27 people killed in bus-trailer truck collision in Kenya27 people killed as bus, trailer truck collide on major Kenya highway
The Associated Press1 day ago
South African suspect in ax murders is taken to crime sceneSouth African suspect accused of murdering family members with ax is taken to crime scene
The Associated Press1 day ago
17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal; 40 others injured
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa rioters kill truckload of newly hatched chicksSouth Africa rioters kill truckload of newly hatched chicks, killing 38,000 birds
The Associated Press1 day ago
Smugglers become a lifeline for the starving in South Sudan'Hungrier than ever:' Smugglers become a lifeline for the starving in South Sudan
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in collision between bus and trailer truckKenyan police say 27 people have been killed in collision between bus and trailer truck
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cameroon sentences RFI journalist to 10 years in prisonA Cameroon military court has sentenced a correspondent of Radio France International's Hausa service to 10 years in jail after convicting him of non-denunciation of acts of terrorism and laundering proceeds of terrorist acts
The Associated Press1 day ago
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