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Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its nameTiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name; absolute monarch decrees eSwatini instead
The Associated Press7 hours ago
UN Security Council mourns death of Ivory Coast ambassadorThe Security Council have bid farewell to veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations who died just months after starting a two-year term on the U.N.'s most powerful body
The Associated Press8 hours ago
New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayedNew round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed without explanation
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - This combination of Oct. 14, 2016, file booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows from left, Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, three members of a Kansas militia group who were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. A federal jury on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, found the three men guilty. All were convicted of one count of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of conspiracy against civil rights. Wright was convicted of a charge of lying to the FBI. Sentencing is set for June 27. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plotA federal jury has found three Kansas militia members guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees
The Associated Press1 day ago
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, inspects the guard of honour during the celebrations for the country's 38th anniversary of Independence at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Wednesday, April, 18, 2018. Thousands of people gathered for the event which was for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe marks Independence Day _ from Mugabe, tooZimbabwe marks Independence Day _ from Mugabe, too; many celebrating 'a new era'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Taiwan's leader visits rare African ally, tiny SwazilandTaiwan's president visits rare African ally, tiny Swaziland, marking half-century of official ties
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, former child soldiers stand in line waiting to be registered with UNICEF to receive a release package, in Yambio, South Sudan. At a new "laying down of the guns" ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 112 boys and 95 girl child soldiers were returned to their families in areas outside the town of Yambio. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continuesMore than 200 child soldiers freed in South Sudan but problem continues
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This combination of Oct. 14, 2016, file booking photos provided by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kan., shows from left, Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, three members of a Kansas militia group who were charged with plotting to bomb an apartment building filled with Somali immigrants in Garden City, Kan. The jury in their trial returns to the courtroom on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to get final instructions and to hear arguments before getting the case for deliberation. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Jury has case of 3 men accused of plotting to bomb SomalisJurors now have the case of three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in Kansas
The Associated Press2 days ago
Niger may have arrested militant with ties to US ambushThe Niger military has detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead
The Associated Press2 days ago
Burundi forces kill perceived regime opponents, says groupHuman Rights Watch says government forces and ruling party members have killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could enable the president to extend his rule
The Associated Press2 days ago
Families of Nigeria missing girls call for UN helpFamily members of the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by Islamic militants four years ago are now calling for the U.N. to intervene to find out their fate
The Associated Press3 days ago
German expat kidnapped in northern Nigeria, police sayAuthorities in northern Nigeria say a German engineer has been abducted by gunmen in the town of Kano
The Associated Press3 days ago
3 officials resign in Kenya's electoral body over poll probe3 commissioners from Kenya's electoral commission say they've resigned over the suspension of the chief executive officer who was sent on compulsory leave to pave way for wider investigations into the conduct of the commission in last year's elections.
The Associated Press3 days ago
French army describes 'underhanded' extremist attack in MaliThe French army says a deadly extremist attack on a U.N. military camp in northern Mali was "particularly sophisticated and underhanded."
The Associated Press4 days ago
South Sudan's refugee flow is often a children's crisisSouth Sudan's refugee flow is often a children's crisis; many youth left alone
The Associated Press4 days ago
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