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In this  Sunday Aug. 31, 2014 photo, a vendor sells newspapers headlined "Lesotho in turmoil coup attempt" in Maseru, Lesotho. Lesotho's prime minister fled to South Africa in fear for his safety and will now meet with leaders of the region there to seek peace, he said Sunday. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said there had been an attempt to take over Lesotho, a country of about 2 million people that is surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho's Defense Forces deny any attempt at a coup although they say the military exchanged gunfire and disarmed two police stations in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on Saturday. (AP Photo)
Regional body to help restore stability in LesothoSouthern African body to help restore stability, security to Lesotho after political crisis
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Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fightersScores dead as Nigerian security forces defend town against attack by Boko Haram extremists
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FILE-In this file photo taken on  Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014,  Health workers carry the body of a man, right, suspected of dying from the Ebola virus and left in the street, in the capital city of Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia’s president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus ravaging the country, according to a statement released Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)
Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patientSenegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient; Liberia orders civil servants to stay home
The Associated Press10 hours ago
240 rebels depart Central African Republic capitalAbout 240 Muslim rebels depart Central African Republic capital, to resettle in north
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Head of Niger's parliament flees to FranceHead of Niger's parliament flees to France to avoid questioning over baby trafficking scandal
The Associated Press1 day ago
Lesotho prime minister in S. Africa for safetyLesotho prime minister fled to South Africa for safety, consultations to resolve crisis
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Somalia: 12 killed as army repels attack on prisonSomalia: At least 12 killed as military repels militant attack on top prison in Mogadishu
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Congo: Top general active in volatile east diesCongo: Top general leading campaign against rebels in east dies suddenly
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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 Press2 days ago
Lesotho military says it has disarmed policeLesotho military disarms police in act it says done for security; Prime minister condemns act
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Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in AlgeriaUkrainian plane crashes in mountains of southern Algeria, 3 bodies found
The Associated Press2 days ago
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
The Associated Press2 days ago
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 Press3 days 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?
The Associated Press3 days ago
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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