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Chad closing Qatar's embassy there, kicking out diplomatsChad closing Qatar embassy and accusing Gulf nation of trying to destabilize it via Libya
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Armed police stand guard outside the magistrates court in Estcourt, South Africa, Monday, Aug.. 21, 2017, where crowds gathered following the brief court appearance of men accused of killing and eating human flesh.  Police say that five men were arrested after one of them walked into a police station, said he was tired of eating human flesh and produced part of a human leg and a hand. (AP Photo)
South Africa cannibalism case leads to 5 arrestsSouth Africa cannibalism case leads to 5 arrests; 1 suspect said to be traditional healer
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
South African minister faces inquiry in Grace Mugabe scandalSouth Africa's foreign minister faces inquiry in scandal over Zimbabwe's 1st lady
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Foreigner returns to testify in South Sudan hotel rampage1st foreigner returns to testify in South Sudan hotel rampage; soldiers accused of rape
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Angola's MPLA main ruling party candidate and defence minister, Joao Lourenco, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Luanda, Angola, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Lourenco is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38-years in power in an oil-rich country. (AP Photo/Bruno Fonseca)
Angola votes for 1st new president in nearly 4 decadesAngola votes for 1st new president in nearly 4 decades as dos Santos stepping aside
The Associated Press3 hours ago
5 killed in landslide in West African nation of GuineaAuthorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Un-named alleged member of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Barcelona leaves a Civil Guard base on the outskirts of Madrid before appearing in court in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Aug. 22, 2017.  Four men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the planning or execution of attacks in Barcelona on Thursday and the northeastern resort town of Cambrils early Friday.   (AP Photo)
Moroccans shaken by links to extremist attacks in EuropeAfter yet another deadly attack in Europe involving Moroccans, residents of that country are raising questions about why its emigres are taking up extremism
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, rhinos graze in the bush on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. Lawyers for a rhino breeder in South Africa say bidding will start Wednesday in an online auction of 264 rhino horns after a court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed. Conservation groups believe it will lead to a surge in rhino poaching that has occurred at record levels in the past decade. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
South African rhino breeder readies online auction of hornsLawyers for a rhino breeder in South Africa say bidding will start Wednesday in an online auction of 264 rhino horns after a court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, listens during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Angolans vote Wednesday in an election that will see dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power. (Wang Zhao/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Angola's dos Santos to quit after 38 years in powerAngolans vote Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somali extremist group confirms killing of senior commanderThe Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab is confirming that one of its top commanders was killed by a U.S. airstrike in July
The Associated Press1 day ago
9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attackU.N. officials say nine peacekeepers have been wounded after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali
The Associated Press1 day ago
Supporters of Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari react on the street as his motorcade passes by, upon his arrival, in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment, while the government gave no details on what exactly has been ailing him. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga)
Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko HaramNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than 3 months of medical treatment in London
The Associated Press2 days ago
Aid workers face unique crisis in South Sudan war, says ICRCSouth Sudan's civil war presents humanitarian workers with "one of the unique crises" in the world, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on television after months away for medical treatmentNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on television after months away for medical treatment
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, volunteers stand at the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday, Aug. 20 in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week. (AP Photo/Kabba Kargbo, file)
Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslidesChurches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of the more than 450 people who were killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week
The Associated Press2 days ago
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