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Zimbabwe opposition MDC fires deputy, weakening party

Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday fired three top officials for "unconstitutional behavior", including one of its vice presidents, in a move likely to weaken it more only months before presidential elections.

Nigeria's Buhari meets released Dapchi schoolgirls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met 107 schoolgirls on Friday freed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram and promised to secure the release any of their classmates still held in the remote northeast.

Killings flare again in cockpit of Congo's war

Nguna Abooki was getting ready for bed on the evening of Feb. 1 when men with machetes and guns ambushed his village in eastern Congo, killing two of his children and three of his brothers.


Trump moves to limit transgender individuals from military service

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies.