Africa

FILE - Maurice Kamto, a presidential candidate of Renaissance Movement (MRC), walks with his staff.
About 200 of Maurice Kamto’s supporters gathered outside his home, where he is under de-facto arrest Thursday, to mark one month since police stopped him from leaving
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:31 AM
Troops loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government patrol the area in Zamzam, near Abu Qareen, Sept. 15, 2020.
The agreement was reached after the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in June beat back Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) from its 14-month assault on the capital
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Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:18 AM
Guinea's outgoing president and presidential candidate Alpha Conde, leader of Rally for the People of Guinea (RPG) waves.
Final results in  Guinea's presidential election expected Saturday
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Fri, 10/23/2020 - 09:34 AM
People rise their hands as they approach a police check point in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Lagos streets were…
He makes no mention of the military shooting to death several demonstrators
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Fri, 10/23/2020 - 01:57 AM
The Admiralty way in Lekki Phase 1, a middle-class shopping area, was looted on October 22, 2020, after the army repressed…
Amnesty International says 12 people were killed when security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters Tuesday in Lagos; authorities are downplaying the numbers, and the army has denied shooting at demonstrators
Timothy Obiezu
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:21 PM
FILE - A health care worker holds a rapid COVID-19 antigen test at a coronavirus testing center in Nice, France, Oct. 15, 2020. Millions of such kits are heading to Africa for distribution.
Tests could become a 'game changer' for the African continent, health officials say
Anita Powell
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:50 PM
Police officers detain a protester at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos.
Trump administration  comments come as Nigerian vice president breaks silence on police shootings of protesters
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Thu, 10/22/2020 - 12:07 PM
Protesters chant solidarity songs as they block the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, railing against police brutality and the killing of protesters by the military, at Magboro, Ogun state, Nigeria, Oct. 21, 2020.
Michele Bachelet cites excessive and disproportionate use of force by Nigerian soldiers against peaceful protesters in capital Lagos
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 11:24 AM
Seychelles President Danny Faure addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. …
Incumbent president faces two challengers in three days of voting
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Thu, 10/22/2020 - 05:32 AM
Alister, a protester who says his brother Emeka died from a stray bullet from the Army, reacts while speaking to Associated…
Nigerian vice president breaks silence on police shootings of protesters
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Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:20 AM
Armed men are seen near burning tires on a street in Lagos, Nigeria Oct. 21, 2020, in this image obtained from social media.
Nigeria's military denies that uniformed men, seen in social media videos firing on unarmed protesters, were their troops
Timothy Obiezu
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 04:19 PM
Harare’s Water Shortages Force Community to Use Graveyard Wells
But WHO Zimbabwe warns that sourcing water from wells in a graveyard risks waterborne diseases, such as typhoid fever and cholera
Columbus Mavhunga
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 08:58 AM
Harare’s Water Shortages Force Community to Use Graveyard Wells
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WHO Zimbabwe warns that sourcing water from wells in a graveyard risks waterborne disease such as typhoid fever and cholera
Columbus Mavhunga
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:31 AM
Nigerians in Accra, Ghana, listen to an address at an End SARS demonstration, Oct. 21, 2020.
Nigerians in Ghana are joining growing diaspora protests against police brutality in West African nation, spurred on by events on Tuesday night in Lagos where soldiers allegedly opened fire on protesters
Stacey Knott
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 03:35 PM
Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo is escorted after his release from prison, in Kigali, Rwanda September 15, 2018. Picture taken…
As friends and rights advocates celebrated a recent award shedding light on Kizito Mihigo’s work, they remain skeptical about the circumstances surrounding his death in police custody; authorities say he committed suicide
Salem Solomon
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 04:40 PM