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Diners eat lunch in a usually busy eatery in a mall in Johannesburg, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The government has ruled it compulsory for people to wear face coverings in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19 as the country heads towards its coronavirus peak. (AP Photo Denis Farrell)
South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus casesSouth Africa has surpassed the UK in its number of confirmed coronavirus cases
The Associated Press5 hours ago
South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins dataSouth Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins data
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Cargo plane with aid crashes in Somalia, all crew surviveOfficials say a cargo plane carrying humanitarian food aid crashed at an airport in central Somalia but the crew members survived
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Ethiopia enters 3rd week of internet shutdown after unrestEthiopia is entering its third week without internet service for almost everyone after days of deadly unrest
The Associated Press12 hours ago
UN commission warns new Burundi leader needs watchingA United Nations commission of inquiry is warning that it will take more than a new president to reverse the trend of repression in the East African country of Burundi
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Satellite images show Ethiopia dam reservoir swellingNew satellite imagery shows the reservoir behind Ethiopia’s disputed hydroelectric dam beginning to fill, but an analyst says it’s likely due to seasonal rains instead of government action
The Associated Press16 hours ago
American woman freed after being held captive in NigeriaAuthorities say a retired American woman who was lured to Nigeria by a 34-year-old man she met on Facebook has been rescued after spending more than a year in captivity
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ivory Coast vice president resigns citing personal reasonsIvory Coast’s presidency says the vice president has submitted his resignation less than a week after the prime minister died suddenly
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somalia's army chief survives bombing of his convoy; 1 deadSomalia's police say the country’s army chief has survived an assassination attempt which took place when a suicide car bomber targeted his convoy in the Somali capital Monday
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE — In this Oct. 1992, file photo, the late Nelson Mandela, center, holds the hand of his daughter, Zindzi, at her marriage in Johannesburg. Zindzi Mandela, age 59, has died early Monday at a Johannesburg hospital according to state media. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham/File)
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59 Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid figures Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at 59Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at 59
The Associated Press1 day ago
South Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patientsSouth Africa's president bans alcohol sales immediately to reduce trauma cases, free hospital beds for virus patients
The Associated Press2 days ago
Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)
Protesters loot office of Mali president's political partyProtesters have ransacked an office belonging to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s political party
The Associated Press2 days ago
Medical staff cleans a tent where Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
South Africa returns to ban on alcohol sales as virus surgesSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so that hospitals have more beds to treat COVID-19 patients
The Associated Press2 days ago
Party members attend the national congress of the ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania Saturday, July 11, 2020. Tanzania's ruling party on Saturday nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote. (AP Photo)
Tanzania's ruling party nominates president to run againTanzania’s ruling party has nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote
The Associated Press3 days ago
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