FILE - Zimbabwe's former head of the army, Constantino Chiwenga, is expected to be appointed as vice president after President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired him this week "pending redeployment." (S. Mhofu/VOA)
A Zimbabwean judge has described as "frightening'' the use of soldiers by the country's vice president to in his divorce-related dispute
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Sat, 01/25/2020 - 00:38
A police vehicle drives out of the INEC office in Yola, in Adamawa State, ahead of the country's presidential election, in Yola
Police have yet to determine whether the murder is tied the journalist's work
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:39
Swarms of desert locusts fly up into the air from crops in Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Desert
UN says urgent action is needed to halt an invasion that is threatening food crops and livelihoods in the region
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:16
Security forces surround the entrance to the Electoral Commission as Ugandan presidential hopeful and political activist Bobi
A court says there was no level playing field for 2016 presidential candidates
Halima Athumani
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:15
Cameroon gendarmes arrive in the English speaking town of Buea, Cameroon, January 9, 2020.
The government says the polls must take place amid increasing violence in northwest and southwest regions
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:42
A girl attempts to fend off desert locusts as they fly in a farm on the outskirt of Jijiga in Somali region, Ethiopia, Jan. 12, 2020.
In a joint press conference Friday, the FAO and the East African regional body IGAD said locusts feeding on crops could leave millions of people without food
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:36
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 05, 2018 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos visits the new started EFACEC
Rafael Marques de Morais went to jail for his reporting about the misdeeds of President Dos Santos, now the dos Santos family faces charges
Salem Solomon
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 04:29
FILE - This image provided by the FBI in a U.S. District Court filing in Washington on Feb. 29, 2019, shows Mustafa al-Imam after his capture in October 2017.
A federal judge has sentenced Mustafa al-Imam for helping to plan the 2012 attacks in Benghazi
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 04:02
Benin president Patrice Talon holds a press conference after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, March 5, 2018.
Amnesty International says reporters in West African nation enduring 'climate of censorship, fear'
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:31
Malawi High Court Orders Schools to Allow Dreadlocks
The court said banning students over their hair was denying them their right to education
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:26
Malawi High Court Orders Schools to Allow Dreadlocks
The court said banning students over their hair was denying them their right to education
Lameck Masina
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:22
Passengers walk past a South African Airways (SAA) customer desk at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South
Country enacts precautions at continents busiest airport; no coronavirus cases yet reported in South Africa
Anita Powell
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:07
A file picture taken on January 24, 2010, shows a Christian resident of the Nigerian city of Jos standing near a church burnt in ongoing sectarian violence.
Security experts say it's a decoy by militants to trigger religious tensions
Timothy Obiezu
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 06:18
FILE PHOTO: U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet gives a speach during a forum on women of African descent
Bachelet arrives in Bunia in DRC's northeastern province of Ituri Thursday on the first leg of a five-day official visit to the country
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:03
An anti corruption protester kicks a tear gas canisters fired by Kenyan police during a protest in Nairobi, Kenya, April 30,
More than 3,000 people reported police abuse in 2019
Mohammed Yusuf
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:21