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FILE - Clouds of ash from Mount Agung volcano are lit with warm sunset light in Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 30, 2017. Authorities have told tens of thousands of people to leave an area extending 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the volcano as it belches volcanic materials into the air. Mount Agung's last major eruption in 1963 killed about 1,100 people. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)
2017 in review: 'Disruption, despair and dumpster fires'2017 produces relentless string of violence, natural disasters, refugee crises, political turmoil and other news that was difficult to turn away from
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE -- In this Friday Nov. 24, 2017 file photo Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, and his wife Auxillia, right, leave after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's new president is taking steps to differentiate himself from his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year's elections. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Zimbabwe ruling party seals Mugabe's fall from graceZimbabwe ruling party seals Mugabe's fall from grace, positions new leader for election
The Associated Press12 hours ago
The Latest: Zimbabwe leader: Little opposition ahead of voteThe Latest: Zimbabwe's leader says no opposition to speak of ahead of next year's election
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Senegal's new airport faces 24-hour strike by workersSenegal's new airport faces 24-hour strike by air traffic controllers, stranding travelers
The Associated Press14 hours ago
10 killed as police clash with illegal miners in Nigeria10 killed as police clash with illegal miners in northeast Nigeria, residents say
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko HaramNigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram after deadly attacks on the rise
The Associated Press1 day ago
3,100 migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days3,100 stranded migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days, emergency task force says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Civilians walk past as Somali police cadets, background center-left, arrive to help carry away the dead and injured following a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed over a dozen and injured at least 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academySuicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy; was disguised as an officer
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE -- In this Friday Nov. 24, 2017 file photo Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, and his wife Auxillia, right, leave after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's new president is taking steps to differentiate himself from his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year's elections. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Zimbabwe's new leader begins journey to key 2018 electionZimbabwe's new leader begins journey to 2018 election as he tries to leave Mugabe's shadow
The Associated Press1 day ago
The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader wants sanctions liftedThe Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader wants sanctions lifted to help revive shattered economy
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE -- In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa. As the African National Congress meets this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, File)
South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leaderSouth Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader; 'Collapse or begin a renewal'
The Associated Press1 day ago
Tanzania urges UN to probe killings of peacekeepers in CongoTanzania urges UN to probe killings of peacekeepers in Congo; worst attack in quarter-century
The Associated Press1 day ago
Who will lead South Africa's ANC? A look at top candidatesWho will lead South Africa's ANC party and likely the nation? A look at top candidates
The Associated Press1 day ago
Somali police guard the road leading to the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 10 people at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said.  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
The Latest: Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somali police academyA Somalia police officer says that the death toll has risen to 17 in the suicide bombing Thursday at a police academy in the capital
The Associated Press1 day ago
US commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raidUS commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raid amid reports of civilians killed
The Associated Press1 day ago
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