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Anti government political leader Boukari Kabore, center, among anti government protestors in Burkina Faso after the announcement of a new interim leader,  Gen. Honore Traore,  in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
Protests push Burkina Faso president from powerViolent protests push longtime Burkina Faso president from power; army general takes over
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Police, forensic investigators and press  work outside the home of actress and singer, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus, east of Johannesburg, Monday Oct. 27, 2014. Her boyfriend  Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead at her home Sunday night.  The 27-year-old national team and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain, who was married, was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday. (AP Photo)
South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killingSouth African officials say suspect charged with murdering soccer team captain
The Associated Press7 hours ago
In this photo taken on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, health workers prepare to place the body of a man who was suspected of dying from the Ebola virus into a grave on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centersLiberia opens large Ebola center; president recalls those who died without getting help
The Associated Press7 hours ago
South African official says a suspect faces murder charge in killing of soccer team captainSouth African official says a suspect faces murder charge in killing of soccer team captain
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, North Korea’s ceremonial leader  Kim Yong Nam, center-right, the head of North Korea’s parliament, arrives for a visit to Uganda's parliament in Kampala, Uganda. Kim Yong Nam is visiting Uganda as part of a rare tour of Africa, where North Korea has actively tried to find allies like the long-serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who gave a state dinner late Thursday in honor of Kim Yong Nam and commended the Pyongyang government as a symbol of the fight against what he called Western Imperialism. (AP Photo)
Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubtsUganda's president praises North Korea for opposing imperialism amid doubts on democracy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a medical car that will be used for the fight against the Ebola virus is unloaded upon arrival by air from the United States at an airport in Conakry, Guinea. The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
Africans worst responders in Ebola crisisAfricans shun the E-word, worst responders as Ebola poses biggest continental threat in years
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Acting Zambian president Guy Scott, second from right, watches over as eductaion minister John Phiri, foreground, signs a book of condolences in Lusaka, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Scott has taken over as acting president after President Michael Sata, in framed photo left, passed away in a London hospital last Sunday night. Sata's body will be returned to Lusaka, Saturday, with a state funeral planed for Nov. 11, 2014. (AP PhotoMoses Mwape)
Zambia's acting president appeals for calmZambia's acting leader: Security forces won't tolerate unrest while nation mourns president
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protestsBurkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Protestors  pour  water on a  injured man near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest  against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power.(AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
Burkina Faso president won't resign after protestsAfter violent protests, Burkina Faso president refuses to resign but parliament dissolved
The Associated Press1 day ago
US, UN condemn renewed violence in South SudanUS, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan amid predictions of more warfare
The Associated Press1 day ago
Spokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protestsSpokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protests
The Associated Press1 day ago
A soccer fan becomes emotional as he pays their last respects to 3 sports figures who died within days of each other at an indoor sports arena in downtown Johannesburg South Africa Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. South Africa's sport ministry organized a combined memorial service for fans of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and welterweight boxer Phindile Mwelase. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africans mourn sport deathsCalls for stricter gun laws as South Africans pay their last respects to sports figures
The Associated Press1 day ago
9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks9 Niger security forces killed in simultaneous attacks on prison, refugee camp, patrol
The Associated Press1 day ago
Krista Larson chats with orphans she interviewed at a Catholic church sheltering more than 800 Muslims in Carnot, Central African Republic who had fled sectarian violence earlier this year. Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative. The appointment was announced Thursday by AP Africa Editor Andrew Selsky. (AP Photo/Steve Niko)
Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chiefKrista Larson named West Africa bureau chief in Dakar, Senegal for The Associated Press
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zambia's vice president Guy Scott greets defense and security chiefs shortly after taking over as acting president, following the death in London on late Tuesday of President Michael Sata, Lusaka, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since F.W. de Klerk, the apartheid-era head of South Africa who was voted out of power in 1994. (AP Photo)
Zambia: President's body to return SaturdayZambia: Body of President Michael Sata to be flown home Saturday ahead of burial
The Associated Press1 day ago
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