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No $5 million African leadership award this year, group saysOnce again, there is no winner of a $5 million award for African leadership
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Funeral to be held for Briton killed in South African attackMourners in South Africa plan to hold a funeral for a British woman who was allegedly tortured before being killed by attackers at her farm
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Suspected jihadists attack northern Burkina Faso townsAuthorities in Burkina Faso say suspected jihadists have attacked two communities in the north while an international film festival takes place in the capital
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Telecom giant MTN lists 2016 losses from Nigeria fine, forexAfrican telecommunications giant MTN is warning shareholders to expect big losses due to a $1 billion regulatory fine in Nigeria, damaging foreign exchange rates and a black economic empowerment share offering in South Africa
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In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with others during a church ceremony in Spindale, N.C. From all over the world, they flocked to a tiny North Carolina town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror _ waged in the name of the Lord. (AP Photo)
AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuseForty-three former members of an evangelical church in western North Carolina say they were subjected to years of emotional and physical abuse inside the Word of Faith Fellowship
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UN: Attack helicopters halt Central African Republic rebelsThe United Nations says its forces used attack helicopters to subdue rebels in Central African Republic
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In this Jan. 23, 2015 photo provided by Rachael Bryant, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley holds the newborn infant of one of her congregants in a hospital in Shelby, N.C. Word of Faith Fellowship has been scrutinized on numerous occasions by law enforcement, social services agencies and the news media since the early 1990s_ all without significant impact, mostly because followers refused to cooperate. (Rachael Bryant via AP)
Fiery NC church leader could be mistaken for successful CEOChurch leader Jane Whaley looks like a successful businesswoman, with neatly coifed blonde hair, St. John business suit and flashy diamond rings
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Security officers stand guard at the scene where a German archaeologists and his associate were kidnapped in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria,  the excavation site where the German archaeologists was working. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi )
Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for GermansNigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend
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South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachersSouth Africa says poachers killed 1,054 rhinos in the country last year, a 10.3 percent drop from 2015
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Somali traders watch as their stores burn, after a fire engulfed the Somali capital's main market in Mogadishu, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A police officer said the overnight inferno was moved by winds which started at the gold bazaar and rapidly spread into different areas of the market, razing large buildings, shops and food stores. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Fire sweeps through Mogadishu's main market killing 2 peopleA huge fire engulfed Somali capital's main market, killing at least two people, a Somali police officer said Monday
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Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famineThousands of desperate people are streaming into Somalia's capital seeking food as a result a prolonged drought, overwhelming local and international aid agencies
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2 kidnapped Germans are freed
Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freedA Nigerian governor says security agents have freed 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria
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FILE - In this May 19, 2016, file photo, the Egyptair logo is seen at the arrivals section of Cairo International Airport, Egypt. Egyptian officials said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2017, that they are drawing closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to restore flights to Egypt. Moscow suspended air links to Egypt after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner over Sinai in 2015, killing all 224 people on board and decimating the country's vital tourism industry. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demandsOfficials say they are inching closer to meeting demands set by Russia on airport security to resume flights to Egypt, suspended after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner 15 months ago over the Sinai Peninsula
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Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe supporters cross a river to attend his 93rd Birthday celebrations in Matopos on the outskirts of Bulawayo, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Mugabe is celebrating his 93rd birthday amid granite hills were spirits are said to dwell, defying calls to resign after nearly four decades in power with a celebration in in a region for opposing a leader who says he will run again in 2018 elections(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition areaZimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area, with no sign of a successor
The Associated Press2 days ago
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