Category: Africa

Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital

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An armed soldier patrols a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital’s streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster. (AP Photo)

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Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

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Turkish doctors transport a critically wounded man on a stretcher to a waiting Turkish air ambulance to airlift injured patients for treatment in Turkey, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Oct,16, 2017. The death toll from Saturday’s truck bombing in Somalia’s capital now exceeds 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the country reeled from the deadliest single attack. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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Existing only from the Nile, Egypt fears disaster from a dam

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FILE – In this June 28, 2013 file photo, The Blue Nile river flows near the site of the planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, near Sudan, some 800 kilometers (500 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The only reason Egypt has ever existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, fertile strip of green through the desert. For the first time, the country fears a threat to that lifeline, as Ethiopia rushes to finish a massive hydroelectric dam.(AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

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Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, malnourished baby Ali Hassan, 9-months-old, is held by his mother Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim, who fled the drought in southern Somalia, at a feeding center in a camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. Thousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia’s capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies, while the Somali government warns of a looming famine, compounded by the country’s ongoing conflict against Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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160 killed in collapsed Nigerian church, hospital says

In this image taken from video people stand at the scene after the roof of The Reigners Bible Church International collapsed onto worshipers killing dozens in Uyo, southern Nigeria, December 10, 2016. (Channels TV via AP)

In this image taken from video people stand at the scene after the roof of The Reigners Bible Church International collapsed onto worshipers killing dozens in Uyo, southern Nigeria, December 10, 2016. (Channels TV via AP)

Metal girders and roof crash down on worshipers; building was being hurriedly constructed for bishop’s ordination

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