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Zimbabwe appeals for $20 million flood relief

02/12/2014 4:57am
The Zimbabwean government is appealing for $20 million from international donors to evacuate and relocate 60,000 people living downstream of a dam in Masvingo province amid fears that the dam is likely to collapse.

Long-time Ugandan leader gets backing for 2016 run

02/12/2014 5:25am
Uganda's ruling party chose the country's long-serving president to be its unopposed candidate for elections in 2016, eliminating the potential challenge of internal rivals who could threaten the leader's nearly 30-year grip on power.

Official: Somali man plotting to attack Uganda

02/12/2014 5:53am
A Kenyan official says security agents are looking for a Somali national believed to be part of a terror group plotting an attack in Uganda.

30 dead in clash with al-Qaida-linked rebels

02/12/2014 6:06am
A Malian intelligence official confirmed that 30 people were killed near the Mali-Niger border after a clash pitting armed villagers against members of an al-Qaida-linked rebel group.

What cease-fire? South Sudan violence persists

02/12/2014 7:46am
Cluster bombs. Rebel forces advancing on a major city. Accusations of continuing attacks. The cease-fire in South Sudan appears to not be holding.

Bricks thrown at political rally in South Africa

02/12/2014 8:18am
Bricks flew as South Africa's opposition party held a protest march in downtown Johannesburg Wednesday ahead of general elections on May 7.

Pistorius settles in alleged assault case

02/12/2014 8:37am
Oscar Pistorius reached a settlement with a woman over an alleged assault case from 2009 because his lawyers advised him he could not fight civil and criminal legal battles at the same time, the spokeswoman for the Olympic athlete said on Wednesday.

Correction: Algeria-Plane Crash story

02/12/2014 1:56pm
In a Feb. 11 story about the crash that day of an Algerian military transport plane, The Associated Press erroneously identified the type of plane involved in a previous crash of an Algerian military plane in France. The plane that crashed in November 2012 was an EADS CASA C-295, not a Lockheed Martin C-130.