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The upturned passenger ferry MV Nyerere floats in the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. (AP Photo)
Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130Tanzania's president orders arrests as death toll from capsized ferry over 130 and rising
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An absolute monarchy in Africa holds parliamentary electionAn absolute monarchy in Africa holds a parliamentary election, with little suspense
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 file photo, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu smiles as he celebrates his 86th birthday in Cape Town South Africa. Tutu says that terminally ill people should have the right to a "dignified assisted death" following a murder charge against a campaigner for the leaglization of euthanasia. (AP Photo/Mark Wessels, File)
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrestNobel winner Tutu says terminally ill people should have right to 'dignified assisted death'
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official saysDeath toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Burkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremistsBurkina Faso cracks down on motorbike-riding extremists in troubled border area
The Associated Press12 hours ago
5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab's threat grows5 years after horrific mall attack, Kenya claims gains against al-Shabab even as threat grows
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop starAfrica's youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star; money handouts in the 'ghetto'
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake VictoriaThe Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria, Tanzania official says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake VictoriaTanzania regional official says at least 44 dead after ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria
The Associated Press1 day ago
Defense expo reflects troubles for South African militaryDefense expo reflects troubles for South African military, 1 of continent's biggest spenders
The Associated Press1 day ago
More mass graves discovered from Rwanda's genocideMore mass graves discovered from Rwanda's genocide; shock that community kept quiet for years
The Associated Press1 day ago
Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine put into police van on arrival from US, lawyer saysUganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine put into police van on arrival from US, lawyer says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Congo publishes final list of presidential candidatesCongo publishes final list of presidential candidates as Bemba, Katumbi excluded
The Associated Press1 day ago
Texas couple indicted on charges they enslaved Guinean girlThe son and daughter-in-law of a former West African leader have been indicted on charges that they enslaved a girl from their native country while living in Texas.
The Associated Press2 days ago
Somali officials: Airstrike kills or hurts several al-ShababSomali officials: Airstrike kills or wounds several al-Shabab leaders; children reported dead
The Associated Press2 days ago
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