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Ashes Instead Of Soap: Inside Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 Fight

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French Police Kill Gunmen in Twin Attacks, Free 16 Hostages

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PARIS (AP) — With explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to...

COVID-19 Forces Cultural Shift in West Africa Weddings

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South Africa’s Black Farmers Fight to Enter Marijuana Market

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By Mogomotsi Magome The Associated Press Stacks of bright green cannabis plants, freshly harvested from nearby hothouses, are expertly sorted on a lab table by workers wearing hygienic gloves and caps who snip the leaves and buds and put them in...

London Attacker Cheerful, Joking on Eve of Deadly Rampage

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BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper. At least twice he was convicted of violent...

Elephants, Crocodiles Kill 7 People at Malawi Park

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beware of the wildlife. Elephants and crocodiles have killed seven people in separate incidents over a seven-week period in an around a wildlife park in Malawi, the park's managers said. African Parks, a Johannesburg-based group, on Monday attributed...

Zimbabwe President Doubles Price of Gas As Fuel Crisis Bites

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By FARAI MUTSAKA,  Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president has more than doubled the price of gasoline, hoping the increase will end severe shortages that are fueling public anger even as he departs on a foreign trip to...

Military Now in Zimbabwe’s Capital after Army Chief’s Threat

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least three explosions were heard in Zimbabwe's capital early Wednesday and military vehicles were seen in the streets after the army commander threatened to "step in" to calm political tensions over 93-year-old President Robert...

Survivors Describe Nigeria Relentless Killings

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Survivors of an assault by Islamic militants that killed hundreds of civilians in Nigeria have described days of relentless violence in which, one witness said, some people were slaughtered "like insects." The accounts, reported by Nigeria's Premium...

Refugees: A world Away from Loved Ones, Anxious and in Limbo

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President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees from certain countries has brought stress, desperation, worry and confusion to a number of families in the United States and abroad. Trump's order temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all...

With Child Coming, It’s Off to the Suburbs for Harry, Meghan

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By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Like many a couple before them, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are moving to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child. Officials said Saturday that Harry and Meghan,...

Cyclone Idai Hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Killing 140

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By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from...

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