Africa

A satellite image taken May 28 shows the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile river in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia.
Images suggest Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, has already started filling the dam, despite being the source of tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan
Salem Solomon
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 21:03
Malawi former President Peter Mutharika addresses the media at a news conference in Blantyre, June 27, 2020.
Norman Chisale is one several people whom police arrested for alleged involvement in cement importation deal
Lameck Masina
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 17:24
A nurse arranges bottles of human milk at the Human Milk Bank at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya October 17,…
The ministry of health had conducted mass testing at the facility, where more than 100 babies are born each month
Rael Ombuor
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 16:59
A demonstrator holds up a sign reading in Arabic "peace first, Nertiti sit-in" along with a drawn Sudanese flag, during a…
Militiamen in Northern Darfur killed 10 people when they opened fire on protesters in northern Darfur village, local residents say
Michael Atit
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:04
FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, people crowd a street a few hours ahead of curfew in Cairo, Egypt. As Egyptian…
Egypt expands list of ‘off limit’ issues and arrests journalists, activists and their families in move experts say is attempt to block any dissent against Sissi’s leadership
Nisan Ahmado
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 17:32
FILE - Chairman of the Security and Defense Commission of the National Assembly Karim Keita attends the presentation of four new turboprop light attack aircrafts "Super Tucano" at the military air base in Bamako on July 11, 2018. Michele CATTANI / AFP
At least 11 people have been killed as a result of violence in Mali’s capital as protesters call for the removal of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita 
Salem Solomon
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 14:00
Burundi's President Evariste Ndayishimiye gestures to the crowd after his inauguration in Gitega, Burundi Thursday, June 18,…
Commission says human rights violations continue in Burundi and it would be premature to make any pronouncements on possible evolution of situation under new government
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 13:38
Ghana's Organic Farming Growing in Popularity During Pandemic
Farmers across region have created their own system, with support from international bodies, to certify organic produce
Stacey Knott
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:55
FILE PHOTO: Civilians walk past graffiti reading in Arabic "Freedom, Peace, Justice and Civilian" in the Burri district of Khartoum
Divorced mother Manaya Hamid celebrates change in law
Naba Mohiedeen
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:58
Youssria Awad plays with her daughters in their home, in Khartoum, Sudan on  June 14, 2020. She refuses to carry out female…
Activist says move marks big step toward making country more respectful of basic human rights
Michael Atit
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:31
A man wearing a Cameroon soccer jersey walk past a busy Mokolo Market in Yaounde, Cameroon, Thursday Oct. 11, 2018. Cameroon…
Soccer fans in Cameroon voiced disappointment after the government announced Monday it would not host the finals of the 2020 African Champions League in September
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:25
A group of immigrants is pictured at Las Carpinteras beach on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Borja…
Arriving at the Promised Land, immigrants from Africa claim Spain favors arrivals from Latin America, but the rules and numbers suggest the truth is more complex
Graham Keeley 
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:24
Malian Islamist militant Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court during his trial at the Hague, the Netherlands, July 8, 2019.
Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud is on trial in The Hague, accused of atrocities during Islamist takeover of Timbuktu
Lisa Bryant
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 03:54
Health officials wearing personal protection equipment prepare to bury coronavirus victim Dr. Doreen Adisa Lugaliki at her…
First Kenyan doctor to die of coronavirus is buried  
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Tue, 07/14/2020 - 00:54
Somali security officers assess the wreckage of a car destroyed at the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia July 13,…
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group said it was behind the attack
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By Reuters
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 20:22