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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of slave ship Clotilda survivor Charlie Lewis, stands for a portrait at the community center in Africatown in Mobile, Ala. On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, authorities said that researchers have located the wreck of Clotilda, the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett, File)
Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coastAuthorities say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Somali women walk past a destroyed building after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A police spokesman said the attack killed at least six people and injured more than a dozen, while Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted vehicles carrying government officials. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capitalSomali police say Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in the capital, killing at least nine people, including a former foreign minister
The Associated Press8 hours ago
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks to members of parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. (AP Photo)
South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruptionSouth African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for tortureA jury has found a northern Virginia man who once served as a colonel in the Somali Army responsible for torturing a man more than 30 years ago as part of a government campaign against perceived enemies
The Associated Press1 day ago
Malawi's President Peter Mutharika arrives to cast his vote at a polling station near Blantyre, Malawi, Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  More than 6 million Malawians are voting Tuesday for president, parliament and local councils in the country's sixth election since the 1994 end of dictatorship. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Voters in Malawi go to polls to elect president, parliamentMore than 6 million Malawians are voting Tuesday for president, parliament and local councils in the country's sixth election since the 1994 end of dictatorship
The Associated Press1 day ago
Prominent Congolese politician Katumbi returns from exileA Congolese businessman and onetime presidential hopeful has returned home after three years in political exile
The Associated Press2 days ago
7 dead in southern Mali after attack near Burkina FasoAuthorities in Mali say at least seven people are dead after an attack in Koury, near the West African country's troubled border with Burkina Faso
The Associated Press2 days ago
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, right, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Monday May 20, 2019. Zuma is appearing for four days this week seeking a stay of prosecution on charges of corruption. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruptionFormer South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering
The Associated Press3 days ago
Egyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramidsEgyptian officials say roadside bomb attack wounds 16 people, including tourists, near Giza pyramids
The Associated Press3 days ago
Malawian President Peter Mutharika addresses his party's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) final election rally in Blantyre, Malawi Saturday, May 18, 2019. Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent 78-year-old president Peter Mutharika of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party against his own vice president, 46-year-old Saulos Chilima as well as the main opposition party leader Lazarus Chakwera, 64. (AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi)
Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for presidentJobs, fighting graft are top issues as southern African nation of Malawi votes for president
The Associated Press3 days ago
As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressureAs Uganda targets a pop star opposition figure, the media comes under pressure
The Associated Press4 days ago
Congo political exiles return as new leader brings reformsCongo political exiles see future back home as new president brings reforms; 'A good start'
The Associated Press4 days ago
Khalid Zerouali, director of Migration and Border Surveillance in Morocco's Interior Ministry, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Khalid Zerouali said the North African kingdom, now migrants’ main gateway to Europe, is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants, aborting about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)
Morocco says it's cutting illegal migrant crossings to SpainMorocco's border security chief says the North African kingdom is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to reach Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year
The Associated Press5 days ago
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017. The attorney for Navy SEAL Adam Matthews, one of four U.S. servicemen charged in the death of Melgar, said Matthews will plead guilty Thursday, May 16, 2019, to hazing, assault and other charges. But a murder charge will be dropped. (U.S. Army via AP)
Navy SEAL gets year in brig for hazing death of Green BeretA U.S. Navy SEAL was sentenced to one year in military prison on Thursday for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.
The Associated Press6 days ago
The Latest: SEAL gets year in prison for Green Beret deathA U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced to a year in military prison for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa
The Associated Press6 days ago
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