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Violence erupts over jailing of South Africa’s ex-president

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MOOI RIVER, South Africa — Supporters of former South African president Jacob Zuma are protesting his imprisonment, burning trucks, commercial property, and blocking major...

Abortion drama from Chad stirs Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France — Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, whose drama “Lingui” has been a standout of the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, has a unique...

Pope tells South Sudan leaders to make sacrifices for peace

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ROME — Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury marked the 10th anniversary of the independence of South Sudan on Friday by urging its...

Ethiopia says all aid flights to Tigray must be searched

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s government on Friday said all flights carrying aid to its embattled Tigray region must go through its capital for inspection...

Rights groups hail imprisonment of South Africa’s ex-leader

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NKANDLA, South Africa — Former South African President Jacob Zuma has begun serving a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court after handing himself...

As France plans to shrink Sahel force, jihadi threat grows

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GAO, Mali — During a grueling, weeks-long mission in northern Mali, French soldiers were confronted by a familiar threat: Extremists trying to impose the...

In Africa, virus ruins Olympic dreams and tests dedication

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The dreaded test results came back positive for COVID-19 and the illness descended on South African swimmer Erin Gallagher. ...

Strong start by Montas leads Athletics over Astros 2-1

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HOUSTON — Jed Lowrie and Matt Olson drove in a run each to back a strong start by Frankie Montas and give the Oakland...

In Uganda, disputes over bills mark chaotic COVID-19 care

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KAMPALA, Uganda — Holding out for nearly $9,000 in unpaid medical bills, one hospital in Uganda allegedly refused to hand over the dead body...

Spanish police arrest 2 for migrant tragedy in Atlantic

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BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish police said Wednesday that they had arrested two people for their alleged responsibility in the deaths of more than 20...