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Zimbabwe's Mugabe praises Trump's 'America First' policy
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has an admirer in Zimbabwe's longtime president, who says the policy resonates with his own thinking....

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine
WATAMU, Kenya (AP) -- South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war....

Guinea says accord reached with teachers; schools to reopen
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea's government has signed an agreement with the country's two largest teachers' unions, it said, ending strikes that closed schools since the beginning of the month....

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death:' UN agency
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The United Nations children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen....

Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes opposition
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticizing the ruling party has returned to the country after accusing some of her colleagues in the opposition of being "destructive."...

South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black....

More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people....

Jordan, Egypt back 2-state solution for Israel, Palestinians
CAIRO (AP) -- Jordan and Egypt are reasserting support for a Palestinian state, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said that peace in the Middle East does not necessarily depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians
CAIRO (AP) -- An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt released a video Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian....

Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters....