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FILE - In this May, 10, 2010, file photo, Roy Bennett, center left, leaves the High Court in Harare, Zimbabwe, after he was acquitted of terrorism charges. New Mexico State Police said Thursday, Jan. 18 2018, that Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett died in helicopter crash. The crash on Wednesday, Jan. 17, carrying Bennett and five others went down in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crashAuthorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash
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Dozens of ex-US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsiderDozens of former US envoys to Africa urge Trump to reconsider view of the continent
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28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high amid civil war, UN report says
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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, center in military uniform, greets relatives of prison wardens during a graduation ceremony in the capital Kampala Thursday Jan. 18, 2018. Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country. (AP Photo Stephen Wandera))
Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 yearsUganda's president to sign death warrants again after 19 years; plans to 'hang a few'
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South Africa prosecutors urged to act in apartheid-era deathSouth Africa prosecutors urged to act in apartheid-era torture, murder of activist
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxillia, right, leave after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe  Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. Zimbabwe's president says elections will be in May or June 2018, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Zimbabwe's leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or JuneZimbabwe leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or June; pressured to deliver credible vote
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South Africa's Ramaphosa denounces graft before Davos forumSouth Africa's deputy president urges state prosecutors to target suspects in corruption scandals, some of which have been linked to a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma
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EU suspends Kenya water conservation funding over killingThe European Union has suspended funding for conservation of Kenya's natural water towers after a tribesman was shot and killed by government forest service guards
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2 Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria2 Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria; 2 policemen killed
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Supporters of opposition leader Merara Gudina, wait for his release, in Burayu, Ethiopia, Wednesday, Jan. 17 2018. Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all" after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. Gudina led the Oromo Federalist Congress party and was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency after he returned from Europe, where he had briefed European lawmakers on widespread and sometimes deadly anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Elias Meseret)
Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prisonEthiopia releases top opposition figure from prison after vow to free detained politicians
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Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 1212 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city
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12 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city12 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city
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Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limitUganda's removal of presidential age limit from constitution sees legal challenge
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South Africa targets McKinsey firm in corruption scandalSouth Africa targets McKinsey consultancy firm in corruption scandal
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In this Monday, Jan.15, 2018, photo, people freed by Nigeria Army line up in Maiduguri Nigeria. Nigeria's army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership of the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)
Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko HaramNigeria's army has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group
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