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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this s... Full Story

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  • Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry
    Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.

  • Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates
    Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing to the country the first confirmed case of the dreaded disease that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

  • SAfrica: 4 guilty in murder try on Rwandan general

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court found four men guilty Friday of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in front of his home in Johannesburg, an attack that the general said was ordered by Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

  • 2 Rwandan army officers charged over incitement

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two Rwandan army officers have been charged with inciting the public against the government of President Paul Kagame.

  • Senegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African country

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African country.

  • Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers.

  • Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Health Organization's assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable "air link" is needed to help deal with the crisis. Dr. Bruce Aylward said Thursday "there is a super risk of the response effort being choked off" if airlines restrict flights to Lib...

  • South African court orders release of tapes
    South African court orders release of tapes

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered the release of taped phone conversations about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, a move that could resurrect a case that has dogged the leader since before he took office.

  • Nigeria Ebola patient hid from government

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria after coming into contact with a traveler from Liberia evaded surveillance and infected a doctor in southern Nigeria who later died, Nigerian health authorities announced Thursday.

  • Niger lawmaker flees before being questioned

    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The president of Niger's National Assembly has fled the country after his immunity was lifted so he could be questioned about a baby trafficking scandal that has shaken the country's political class

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