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East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to workEast African states to allow hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees to work, bloc says
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday Aug. 21, 2006 file photo, UN troops in armored vehicles drive through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompeng, File)
Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: OfficialsCongolese militia decapitates more than 40 policemen in province where deadly violence grows
The Associated Press11 hours ago
3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base3 soldiers killed as armed men attack northern Mali army base, local officials say
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Somalia's proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakersSomalia's proposed cabinet challenged by lawmakers as new government tries to assert control
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil warRape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war; 'If I talk about it, I just cry'
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday Aug. 21, 2006 file photo, UN troops in armored vehicles drive through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bompeng, File)
Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights groupCongo must help in search for missing UN experts as deadly violence grows, rights group says
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest othersBurkina Faso military forces kill key jihadist, arrest others near border with Mali
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this Sunday June. 20, 2010 file photo, men walk in an oil slick covering a creek near Bodo City in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangersGeologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers; 'astonishingly high' pollution
The Associated Press1 day ago
UN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue abusesUN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue mass rape, torture, more in civil war
The Associated Press1 day ago
People gather near the wreckage of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, March 24, 2017. A police official says the car bomb exploded near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital killing at least one person and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills at least 1 and wounds 2, police say
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somali pirates seize trawler, likely for hijackings: PoliceSomali pirates seize fishing boat, likely for use in future hijackings: Police
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparationsGambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission and offer reparations to victims
The Associated Press1 day ago
British woman faces treason-related charges in RwandaBritish woman faces treason-related charges in Rwanda but claims innocence
The Associated Press2 days ago
Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attackAl-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack, monitor of extremist groups says
The Associated Press2 days ago
In this photo taken Sunday, March 19, 2017, Rosa Lyo eats fruit at a camp for those who were previously displaced by fighting, near a church in Rajaf, South Sudan. As the world marks World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 more than 5 million people in South Sudan do not have access to safe, clean water, compounding the problems of famine and civil war, according to UNICEF. (Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis via AP)
Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cutsAfrica faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, said a WFP spokesman
The Associated Press2 days ago
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