Internally displaced people carry relief food from a distribution by the World Food Programme in the Sudd Swamp near the town…
South Sudan rebukes the UN Human Rights Council for depicting it as the world's worst human rights violator
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 11:54
FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda,…
Ethiopia says it will skip the latest round of US-brokered talks this week on a disputed Nile dam project with Egypt and Sudan
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Wed, 02/26/2020 - 10:27
Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera (L) leaves the prison where he had been held for several months on February 24, 2019 in…
Release of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera after seven months, sheds broader light on deteriorating press freedom in country
Salem Solomon
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 09:45
Clement Atangana, chief justice of Cameroons constitutional council in Yaounde, Cameroon on Feb. 25, 2020. (VOA/Moki Edwin Kindzeka)
But opposition says peace is still absent
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 05:37
Europe Struggles to Contain Coronavirus Outbreaks; African Economy Hit Hard
New report warns total economic cost could top $360 billion
Henry Ridgwell
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 03:57
UN Deputy Secretary General Calls on Africa to do More Against Hunger, Poverty
A top United Nations official says African governments in must do more to fight poverty and hunger in order to meet 2030 Agenda goals for sustainable development
Columbus Mavhunga
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:30
Amina Mohammed, the U.N. Deputy Secretary General, speaks at a regional Sustainable Development forum organized by UNECA in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Feb. 25, 2020. (Columbus Mavhunga/VOA)
United Nations official has visited Zimbabwe and called on African governments to do more to reach 2030 sustainable development goals
Columbus Mavhunga
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:57
U.S. Army soldiers, assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF), 101st Airborne Division on a mission to bolster the…
US statement does not name the senior al-Shabab leader killed in the strike, but says he was in charge of planning and directing terrorist operations, including the Manda Bay attack
Harun Maruf
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:54
Jilib, Somalia (Google Maps)
Strike occurred near al-Shabab-held town of Jilib; AFRICOM spokesman says ‘we will look into the matter’
Harun Maruf
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 14:13
Opposition leaders Chakwera, left, and Chilima, center, take part in post election protests. Media reports are rife that they are now planning to go into alliance. (Lameck Masina/VOA)
Observers say goal is to achieve more than 50 percent of the total votes required for winner
Lameck Masina
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 12:38
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, a woman walks past a World AIDS Day banner in Johannesburg, South Africa. In…
A Commission for Gender Equality's report says it investigated complaints by at least 48 women of 'cruel, torturous or inhumane and degrading treatment' at the hospitals
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 10:24
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in front of a mosque as he leaves friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkey,…
Erdogan confirmed two Turkish soldiers killed in Libya as part of deployment in support of GNA, but deaths come as opposition grows against Libya policy
Dorian Jones
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 09:21
Ranger Gabriel Lesoipa is surrounded by desert locusts as he and a ground team relay the coordinates of the swarm to a plane spraying pesticides, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya, Feb. 1, 2020.
FAO agency says the mature locusts, carried in part by the wind, arrived on the western shore of Lake Albert on Friday near the town of Bunia
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 08:34
A man holds a Mubarak poster in front of Maadi Military hospital to share the celebration of the national day with Mubarak while he was hospitalized in 2015.
Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years before being swept from power in 2011 after 18 days of popular protests
Hamada Elrasam
Tue, 02/25/2020 - 08:29
FILE PHOTO: Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak attends a meeting with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al…
He ruled for nearly three decades before being ousted amid protests
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Tue, 02/25/2020 - 07:00