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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 and provided by the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda gather as they prepare to launch an offensive against al-Shabab strongholds in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia. Somali government troops fighting alongside AU troops drove the militants from a number of towns as part of their military offensive dubbed "Indian Ocean" aiming to oust al-Shabab from its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the Horn of Africa nation. (AP Photo/AMISOM, Tobin Jones)
Somali troops oust militants from southern townSomali, African Union troops oust Islamic militant group al-Shabab from southern town
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Lesotho military says it has disarmed policeLesotho military disarms police in act it says done for security; Prime minister condemns act
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in AlgeriaUkrainian plane crashes in mountains of southern Algeria, 3 bodies found
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Security guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations offSecurity guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations off
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A ambulance leaves the University Hospital Fann, were a man is being treated for symptoms of the Ebola virus in Dakar, Senegal,  Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, becoming the first recorded in this country of an outbreak that has hit four other West African countries and has killed more than 1,5000 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.(AP Photo/Jane Hahn)
Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop EbolaLiberia to lift cordon around slum neighborhood sealed off to stop Ebola's spread
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, is seen with his wife Grace, right,  at state house in Harare. She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old. The newcomer is Mugabe's 49-year-old wife Grace, who accepted a nomination last month to lead the ruling party's women's wing, triggering accusations that Mugabe aims to set a political dynasty in place. (AP Photo, File)
Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entryZimbabwean president's wife causes stir as she enters politics; dynasty in offing?
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SAfrica: 4 guilty in murder try on Rwandan generalSouth African court finds 4 guilty in murder attempt on exiled ex-Rwandan general; 2 acquitted
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2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement2 Senior Rwandan army officers charged over public incitement, illegal possession of firearms
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Senegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African countrySenegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African country
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014,  a woman sits next to her home with coals packed on her fire place, in the West Point area that has been hit hard by the Ebola virus, with residents not allowed to leave West Point,  as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in  Monrovia, Liberia. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported.( AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000UN health agency: Ebola is accelerating in West Africa and could sicken as many as 20,000
The Associated Press2 days ago
Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenadeRanger in Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, seriously wounded by grenade blast
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Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flightsWHO urges "air link" to deal with Ebola crisis after airlines cancel flights
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin, pool)
South African court orders release of tapesSouth Africa court orders release of tapes used to drop corruption charges against president
The Associated Press2 days ago
Niger lawmaker flees before being questionedHead of Niger parliament flees country after his immunity lifted amid baby-trafficking scandal
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, a local Maasai tribesman places his hand on the tusk of a tranquilized wild elephant during an anti-poaching elephant-collaring operation near Kajiado, in southern Kenya. A human rights group says Kenya wildlife rangers are allegedly executing suspected elephant poachers to cover-up their collusion with the criminals. Muslims for Human Rights or MUHURI in a new report documents disappearances and extra judicial killings of 17 suspected poachers living around the Tsavo National parks whose elephant population has been hardest hit over the years by the poaching menace. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Kenya rangers murder ivory poachers: reportKenya wildlife rangers murder elephant poachers to cover their own tracks, report says
The Associated Press3 days ago
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