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This Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, photo provided by Jibril Afyare shows Afyare with his arm around Omar Haji Mohamed, a disabled man who lost two of his breadwinners in the Oct. 14, blast that killed over 350 people in Mogadishu, Somalia. Afyare is a Somali-American software engineer who lives in Minnesota. He was among diaspora members invited by the Somalia government to assist in rebuilding his homeland, and stayed in Mogadishu to help after the explosion. (Jibril Afyare via AP)
Somali diaspora: Blast won't stop effort to rebuild homelandSome Somalis who have returned to their homeland in recent years to help rebuild after decades of civil war say they won't be deterred by a truck bombing that killed more than 300 people
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Supporters of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta ride around and cheer, some holding a placard of Kenyatta, as they await his arrival as part of a campaign tour, in Githurai on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Kenyatta said Monday the presidential election must go ahead as planned on Thursday, despite a boycott by the main opposition candidate and the chief electoral officer's recent statement that he cannot guarantee that the polls would be credible. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya president says polls must be this week, despite doubtsKenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the re-run of the presidential election must go ahead as planned on Thursday, despite the chief electoral officer's recent statement that he cannot guarantee that the polls would be credible
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Rescue workers carry a body to an ambulance following a suicide attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Authorities in northeast Nigeria say more than a dozen people have been killed after a suicide bombing in Maiduguri. Police spokesman Victor Isuku told The Associated Press Monday that a man strapped with explosives attacked Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)
13 killed after suicide bombing attack in northeast NigeriaAuthorities in northeast Nigeria say 13 people are dead, others wounded after 3 suicide bombers attack
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 6, 2017 file photo, South Sudanese refugees who recently crossed the border sit on a bus bringing them to the Imvepi reception centre, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Correction: South Sudan-Failure to Act storyCorrection: South Sudan-Failure to Act story
The Associated Press15 hours ago
In Africa, US envoy Haley voices concern over South SudanThe U.S. ambassador to the U.N. says her government will continue sending aid to South Sudan despite the stalling of a peace process aimed at ending a conflict in which tens of thousands have been killed
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Critic of Rwanda's long-time president denied bailA Rwandan court has denied bail to a critic of President Paul Kagame who is charged with forgery and inciting insurrection
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Tanzania accused of arresting exiled Burundian rebel leadersA Burundian rebel group says four of its leaders have been arrested in Tanzania
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Doctors in Malawi condemn mob attacks amid 'vampire' rumorsA doctors' association in Malawi says some health workers have been attacked by mobs convinced that blood-sucking vampires are roaming some parts of the country
The Associated Press17 hours ago
The Latest: US ambassador urges peace in Kenya electionsU.S. ambassador to Kenya has called for an end to attacks on electoral officials ahead of a repeat election scheduled for Thursday in this East African nation
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, smiles as he arrives at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, as he leads the nation in marking Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day). (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
Kenya's leader urges peace ahead of vote as tensions riseKenya's leader urges peace ahead of vote as ethnic tensions rise in capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somalia roadside bombing kills 6 north of MogadishuSomalia roadside bombing kills 6 north of Mogadishu, injures 3 others
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive regionRegional officials in Ethiopia confirmed 11 people were killed in clashes in the restive Oromia region on Saturday as the country continues to experience massive anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence
The Associated Press1 day ago
Namibian diamond town opens gates to the publicA diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunesA rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it
The Associated Press1 day ago
Men walk near destroyed buildings as thousands of Somalis gathered to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. More than 300 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Saturday's truck bombing, with scores missing. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia readies for 'state of war' as death toll up to 358Somalia readies for 'state of war' against al-Shabab as death toll reaches 358
The Associated Press2 days ago
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