Moroccan soldiers are seen on an earth wall that separates areas controlled by Morocco and the Polisario Front in Western Sahara, Sept. 10, 2016.
Morocco's government is threatening to take control of U.N.-monitored buffer zones in Western Sahara amid concerns that the mission is failing to keep out Polisario Front independence fighters.   The warning Sunday came as U.N. Security Council members received Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' annual report on the situation in Western Sahara and the 27-year-old U.N. peacekeeping mission in the mineral-rich territory claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario. …
Eunice Atieno, 40, prepares her workplace at the Osiri-Matanda mines in Nyatike, Migori County, Kenya, Feb. 3, 2018.
IPEN, a Stockholm-based network of charities focusing on health and environment, tested hair samples of more than 1,000 women across 25 countries for mercury levels and found that more than 40 percent of those tested had levels greater than 1 part per million
Abiye Ahmed, the newly elected chair of the Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front  addresses Ethiopian lawmakers after he was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister, April 2, 2018.
Ethiopia's new prime minister, Abiye Ahmed, promised on Monday to push through democratic reforms in an effort to end three years of unrest that first erupted in the province of Oromiya from where he hails.The ruling coalition picked Abiye last week to replace Hailemariam Desalegn, who quit to clear the way for reforms in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation and one of its fastest growing economies.After taking the oath of office, the former army lieutenant…
FILE - People take part in a protest against the Israeli government's plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv, Israel March 24, 2018.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was putting on hold an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants to Western countries.Hours after announcing the deal Netanyahu posted a message on his Facebook page saying he was putting it on hold until further review.Under the agreement some 16,250 migrants would have been resettled in Western nations, including Canada, Italy and Germany, Netanyahu announced earlier…
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Rescue workers carry a body of a victim following a suicide attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria, April 2, 2018.
Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday. The Boko Haram militants tried to enter the center of Maidugiri, the provincial capital of Borno state, but army soldiers repelled them, gunning down six armed insurgents and seven suicide bombers, said army spokesman Col. Onyema Nwachukwu. At least 83 people were injured and are…
Map of Somalia highlighting Mogadishu.
The U.S. military says an airstrike in central Somalia has killed five al-Shabab militants and destroyed a vehicle.   A statement from the U.S. Africa Command on Monday says the strike happened near the town of el-Bur in the Galmudug region. Local residents pinpointed the attack to the village of Da.   Al-Shabab said civilians were killed in the attack, including a poet, Yusuf Dhegey. Government officials said Dhegey used his poems to…
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Undated photo supplied by the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria shows a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. on display at the embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. A school for poor children that is named after King in Uganda's capital, Kampala, took as its motto, "Have a Dream," borrowing a line from one of King's most famous speeches. …