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In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, a vendor is seen on his mobile phone while selling cash at a premium in Harare, Zimbabwe. With inflation soaring and cash in short supply, many Zimbabweans transfer funds using their mobile phones and pay a premium to get currency. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Desperate Zimbabweans use cell phone transfers to get cashWith inflation soaring and cash in short supply, many Zimbabweans transfer funds using their mobile phones and pay a premium to get currency.
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Terry E. Brown, Superintendent of the Fort Monroe National Monument poses next to a historical marker that signifies the spot of the first landing of Africans in America 400 years ago at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia marks 400th anniversary of slave ship arrivalVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam and other state officials are observing the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Coffee growers help reforest Mozambique's Mount GorongosaOn the slopes of Mount Gorongosa, 400 Mozambican farmers are producing coffee that earns them cash incomes while at the same time restores the rapidly eroding rainforest
The Associated Press1 day ago
Comedian Samantha Kureya lays in her hospital bed in Harare, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Kureya was abducted from her home, stripped naked and tortured by masked men with assault rifles, for performing skits perceived as being anti-government, the latest in a string of alleged abductions of government critics. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe comedian is latest in torture of government criticsA wave of abductions, torture and arrests in Zimbabwe are targeting opposition activists and other government critics, the latest being a popular comedian dragged from her home by armed and masked men
The Associated Press1 day ago
Despite recent agreement Rwanda says no travel to UgandaRwanda says its citizens are not allowed yet to travel to Uganda despite a deal reached between leaders of the two countries on Wednesday allowing free movement
The Associated Press1 day ago
Report: West, Central Africa violence closes 9,000 schoolsMore than 9,000 schools have closed and more than 1.9 million children in West and Central Africa have been forced out of school because of increasing violence in the region and attacks specifically targeting education facilities, UNICEF said Friday
The Associated Press1 day ago
A participant washes his hands in a water dispenser shaped as a bird, during a march to raise awareness about Ebola, in the city of Goma, in eastern Congo Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Hundreds gathered in Goma to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities where Ebola continues to spread after killing at least 1,800 people in the year since the outbreak began. (AP Photo/Justin Kabumba)
Hundreds gather in Goma, Congo for "Stop Ebola" marchHundreds gathered in Congo's eastern city of Goma to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities in eastern Congo where Ebola continues to spread.
The Associated Press2 days ago
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 Press3 days 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 Press3 days 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 Press4 days 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 Press4 days 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 Press4 days 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 Press5 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 Press6 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 Press8 days ago
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