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Congo finds 2 bodies in area where UN experts lost
Congo to investigate deaths of American, Swedish UN expertsCongo's government said it will investigate the deaths of an American and a Swedish expert for the United Nations and their interpreter, whose bodies were found in a shallow grave Monday after disappearing more than two weeks ago
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The Latest: Security Council decries killing of 2 UN expertsThe Latest: The U.N. Security Council is condemning the killing of two of its experts in Congo "in the strongest terms."
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US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the U.N. is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo and she calls for a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission in the troubled African nation
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Friends and family members lower the body of Ahmed Kathrada, into the grave during the funeral service at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa activist's funeral exposes divide over futureSouth Africa activist's funeral exposes angry divide over country he fought to see free
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The Latest: Congo to probe deaths of American, SwedeThe Latest: Congo to probe deaths of American, Swedish investigators for UN
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UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in Burundi this yearMalaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in Burundi so far this year, UN says
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Somalia lawmakers approve new cabinet after challengeSomalia lawmakers approve new cabinet after challenge, in victory for young government
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A young Somali girl who was displaced by the drought wears a pair of mock spectacles cut out from a cardboard box of antibiotics medicine as a joke, as she carries her brother around a camp just outside of Mogadishu, in Somalia Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Somalia's drought is threatening 3 million lives according to the U.N. and in recent months aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but say more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's drought once again has thousands on the moveSomalia's drought has once again uprooted hundreds of thousands of people as families stream into camps, urban areas and neighboring countries in search of aid
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In this photo taken Friday, March 10, 2017, a boy named Giel wears a small white bracelet on his ankle indicating that he's just finished treatment at an outpatient therapeutic program, as he stands on the outskirts of Udhaba, near Aweil, in South Sudan. The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. (Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/UNICEF via AP)
Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aidThe world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years is declared in three African countries, just Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the US back from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor
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Congo finds 2 bodies in area where UN experts lost
Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts found in CongoCongolese authorities say the bodies of two U.N. investigators and their interpreter have been found in the Central Kasai region more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence there
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The Latest: UN to conduct inquiry into experts' deathsU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world body will conduct an inquiry into the deaths of two U.N. experts whose bodies have been found in Congo
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Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: AuthoritiesBodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities
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Ivory Coast ex-president's wife acquitted of war crimesIvory Coast court finds ex-president's wife not guilty of war crimes in post-election abuses
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, anti-apartheid activist and close friend of Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, right, is escorted after speaking at the funeral service for the former South African president, Nelson Mandela, in Qunu, South Africa.  Kathrada died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, after a short illness at the age of 87. (AP Photo/Odd Andersen, Pool, File)
South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada, imprisoned with Mandela, dies at 87
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Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new stateEthiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create separate state in tense Oromia region
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