Africa

A landmine is exploded during Turkish demining operations in an area south of Tripoli, Libya, June 15, 2020. The U.S. military has accused mercenaries of the Russian state-backed Wagner group of laying landmines and other explosive devices in Libya.
Booby traps, counterfeit currency and military ammunition said to be among things Russian mercenaries in Libya are known for
Salem Solomon
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:16
In this photo distributed by Colombia's Attorney Generals Office, officials pose with their backs to the camera by a pool on a property allegedly belonging to Alex Saab in Barranquilla, Colombia, July 22, 2020.
Colombian businessman Alex Saab, detained since June, faces money laundering charges
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Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:11
People stand amid the damage at a camp for displaced people after an attack by suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram…
African extremist groups ‘will look to exploit any opportunity they get, and COVID presents those opportunities’ 
Anita Powell
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:35
FILE - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses mourners at the burial of Zimbabwean minister Perence Shiri, who died of Covid-19, during his burial in Harare, July, 31, 2020.
In televised address Tuesday, president blames opposition groups for destabilizing economy
Columbus Mavhunga
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 11:06
Security forces stand next to wreckage at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Monday, July…
Deadly suicide bombing attack on popular restaurant in Somali capital   
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Tue, 08/04/2020 - 01:32
Kenya: Cancer Patients Greatly Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic Related Lockdowns
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Kenyan health care providers say cancer patients are being greatly affected by restrictions to help contain the coronavirus and its impact on the economy. According to physicians, COVID-19 has made access to treatment extremely difficult. So far, Kenya has more than 22,000 COVID-19 cases and has reported about 370 deaths. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports. Produced by: Mary Cieslak
Mariama Diallo
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:29
Gambia's President Adama Barrow addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters.
Three ministers in the Gambian government have tested positive for coronavirus days after president self-isolated due to vice-president's positive test
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Mon, 08/03/2020 - 17:14
Egyptians get tested for Covid-19 at a drive-through coronavirus-testing center at the Ain Shams University in Cairo, June 29, 2020.
Reports say flow of mercenaries to Libya may be responsible for recent increase in infections
Edward Yeranian
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:56
Students wear face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in their classroom at the  Jean…
The church has been telling its 300 members to ignore medical advice on social distancing, wearing masks, and even washing hands
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:39
Children of around 6,000 ethnic Fulanis who have been displaced by attacks, gather in a makeshift camp for the displaced in Youba in Yatenga province in Burkina Faso, April 20, 2020.
UN peacekeepers, US forces have worked for several years on a peacekeeping mission, though the Trump administration has publicly questioned the value of the costly mission and pushed to cut budgets and troops
Anita Powell
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:31
Anti-government protesters demonstrate in the capital Bamako, Mali Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's…
Tensions are growing after opposition rejected plan by West African leaders to end country’s political crisis
Nicolas Pinault, VOA French to Africa journalist
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:08
Benin Journalist Puts Spotlight on Problem of Sexual Harassment
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Angéla Kpeidja has sparked ongoing discussion in and beyond the West African country’s newsrooms
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Mon, 08/03/2020 - 09:32
Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol, March 21, 2019, on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country.
Since January this year, Cameroon has recorded 87 Boko Haram attacks on its northern border with Nigeria
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 08:00
This Jan. 9, 2020, photo, shows a general view of the Blue Nile over Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Bout, a town of 100,000 people, has been severely hit by heavy rains and floods over the past week with at least 1,200 houses destroyed
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Sun, 08/02/2020 - 23:41
FILE - A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency Feb. 25, 2018, shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi (R), dressed in uniform, during a visit to a regional military headquarters at an undisclosed location.
The Egyptian parliament has authorized the country’s army to deploy in Libya amid fears of a growing militant infiltration penetrating Egypt’s western borders
Nisan Ahmado
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 20:54