FILE - Tanzanian traders deep-fry freshly caught octopus at a market near the shores of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, May 4, 2010.
Paul Makonda proposes database after saying women had complained to him of lovers who had pretended they were single and promised marriage but then deserted them, along with children they'd fathered
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August 18, 2019
Displaced children that fled from their villages in northern Burkina Faso, following attacks by assailants, push carts loaded with water containers at a school on the outskirts of Ouagadougou, June 15, 2019.
Fighting in Burkina Faso has intensified over the past six months, raising intercommunal tensions
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August 18, 2019
Zimbabwe Red Cross Society officials treat members of the opposition who were injured after clashes with the police in Harare, Aug. 16, 2019. (Columbus Mavhunga/VOA)
The UN has received reports of physical attacks, arrests and detention, and abductions of activists over the past few months
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August 17, 2019
A man climbed a billboard in Khartoum to wave Sudan’s flag in honor of the agreement signing (E. Sarai/VOA)
A civilian prime minister is to be named Tuesday
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August 17, 2019
Protesters hold banners calling for the release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria , in Abuja, Nigeria Jan. 26, 2018.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky was released from four years' detention for trip
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August 16, 2019
FILE - Sudanese people celebrate the signing of a constitutional declaration between the deputy head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and Sudan's opposition alliance leader Ahmad al-Rabiah, in Khartoum, Aug. 4, 2019.
Forces of Freedom and Change nominate economist Mohammed Abdalla Hamdok as PM for the transitional government
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August 16, 2019
Zimbabwe Red Cross Society officials treat members of the opposition who were injured after clashes with the police in Harare, Aug. 16, 2019. (Columbus Mavhunga/VOA)
Protesters say they will continue to demonstrate while the government calls for talks
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August 16, 2019