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In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, centre, walks upon his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Buhari has returned to the country after more than three months in London for medical treatment. His office says Buhari will address the nation in a broadcast Monday morning. The government of Africa's most populous nation has never said what exactly has been ailing the 74-year-old leader. (Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House via AP)
Nigeria's ailing president returns after 3 months awayNigeria's president returns to country after more than 3 months in London for mystery illness
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Anti-Mugabe demonstrators protest against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, as tensions rise over allegations that she assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg last Sunday. South Africa's government says it has not yet decided to grant the Zimbabwe government's request for diplomatic immunity for Mugabe. (AP Photo)
South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claimSouth Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim; Zimbabwe blocks SAA flights
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months awayThe Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months in London for medical treatment
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends the Southern African Development Community's leaders' conference in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Zimbabwe's first lady is expected to make her first public appearance today since being accused of assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
The Latest: South Africa blocks Air Zimbabwe flightThe Latest: South Africa blocks Air Zimbabwe flight from leaving country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug.15, 2017 file photo, volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides are facing the reality that most, if not all, of the estimated 600 people missing are dead. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara, File)
Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely deadHundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead almost a week after disaster
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Congo landslide death toll likely 200, governor saysCongo landslide death toll likely 200, governor says; dozens of homes destroyed
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Zimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights amid scandal over president Mugabe's wifeZimbabwe blocks South African Airways flights amid scandal over president Mugabe's wife
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, UN saysAttacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, United Nations says
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Nigeria says ailing president returning to country today after more than 3 months in LondonNigeria says ailing president returning to country today after more than 3 months in London
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A supporter of main opposition leader Raila Odinga holds a placard of his face as she attends a small demonstration outside the Supreme Court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Dozens of supporters gathered in front of the court building where opposition lawyers were expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya opposition files challenge against presidential voteLawyers representing the Kenyan opposition coalition National Super Alliance have filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election, beating a midnight deadline
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Official: Rwanda genocide suspect extradited from GermanyRwanda prosecution officials said say the German government has extradited a suspect in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to Rwanda to face charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
Family members attend a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Thursday, Aug. 17 , 2017. The government has begun burying the hundreds of people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
Sierra Leone death toll now up to 450 after mudslidesSierra Leone mudslides death toll now 'up to 450' as hundreds still missing, UN says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Family members attend a mass funeral for victims of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent at a cemetery in Sierra Leone, Freetown, Thursday, Aug. 17 , 2017. The government has begun burying the hundreds of people killed earlier this week in mudslides in Sierra Leone's capital, and it warned Thursday of new danger from a large crack that has opened on a mountainside where residents were told to evacuate. (AP Photo/ Manika Kamara)
The Latest: Death toll up to 450 in Sierra Leone mudslidesSierra Leone pathologist says 'up to 450' bodies now recovered after mudslides
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rwandan Paul Kagame, right, sits with African head of States at the Amahoro stadium Kigali Rwanda.. Friday, Aug.18, 2017. Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in for a third term Friday after winning re-election with nearly 99 percent of the vote. Many African leaders attended the ceremony in the capital, Kigali. The longtime president had described the Aug. 4 election as "a formality" while campaigning.(AP Photo Eric Murinzi)
Rwanda leader Kagame inaugurated; won nearly 99 pct of voteRwanda's president is inaugurated after winning nearly 99 percent of the vote
The Associated Press1 day ago
Texas woman in ID thefts gets 10 years in Nigeria cars scamA Texas woman is going to prison for a $1.2 million identity-theft scheme that used bogus tax refunds to buy and ship used cars to Nigeria
The Associated Press1 day ago
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