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  • Burundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi’s government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential…

  • Outfits on wheels: In Zimbabwe, cars are used clothing shops

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wares in Zimbabwe’s capital are laid out for shoppers to browse through: the shoes lined up on the trunk, the shirts and dresses hanging from open doors of the spotlessly…

  • Ethiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s ruling coalition won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections, according to partial results released Wednesday. Western countries said the vote was peaceful but criticized what they described as restrictions…

  • UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

    GUBIO, Nigeria (AP) — Children are now being seen as potential threats after an “alarming spike” in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children’s agency…

  • Nigeria paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end crisis

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new president in the…

  • Grave of assassinated Burkina Faso leader exhumed

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Authorities exhumed human remains Tuesday from the purported grave of Burkina Faso’s assassinated leader, nearly three decades after the Marxist revolutionary was killed during a coup in this West African…

  • Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia’s border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday. Two officers were critically injured and three others sustained…

  • Attack on UN vehicle in Mali’s capital, 1 dead

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A United Nations official says that armed gunmen fired on a U.N. vehicle in Mali’s capital, killing one peacekeeper and injuring another. The U.N. official said Tuesday an investigation is being…

  • Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal…

  • Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug…

  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino’s rescuers gave her a name: Hope. Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and hacked off her horns while she was sedated, leaving the animal with…

  • Opposition leader claims Burundi not ready for polls

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said, as protests over…

  • Correction: Nigeria-Fuel Crisis story

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story May 25 about Nigeria’s fuel crisis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the country produces more than 2 billion barrels of oil a day. The correct figure is…

  • Ethiopians vote, ruling party expected to keep grip on power

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians voted Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power. Some opposition leaders said their members had been…

  • Thousands attend funeral of killed Burundi opposition figure

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people in Burundi’s capital attended the funeral of an opposition leader killed in a drive-by shooting. Young people singing patriotic songs carried the coffin of Zedi Feruzi on Sunday,…