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France Mukantagazwa, who lost her father and other relatives in the genocide and believes their bodies may be in the newly found graves, sheds a tear as she speaks to media at the site of the recently-discovered mass grave in Gasabo district, near the capital Kigali, in Rwanda Thursday, April 26, 2018. Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country's genocide. (AP Photo/Eric Murinzi)
Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass gravesRwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves nearly 25 years after slaughter
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UN rights chief sees 'hope' in Ethiopia visit under new PMUN rights chief sees 'tremendous hope but also anxiety' in Ethiopia visit under new PM
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10 aid workers go missing in war-torn South Sudan, UN says10 aid workers go missing in civil war-torn South Sudan, United Nations says
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This undated photo shows a gold and gilded-copper crown with glass beads from Ethiopia, estimated to be from around 1740, which is part of the "Maqdala 1868" exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum which explores the 1868 British expedition to what was then called Abyssinia. The crown was taken by the British Army during the 1868 Abyssinian Expedition, and has been on display at the V&A since 1872, but the exhibition has caused an outcry in modern Ethiopia.  (Victoria and Albert Museum via AP)
Ethiopia raises cry for Britain to return 'looted' artifactsEthiopia raises outcry for UK to return 'looted' artifacts, including young prince's bones
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South Africa Federation Of Trade Unions (SAFTU) protesters gather in downtown Johannesburg, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, ahead of a march against the national minimum wage and the proposed changes in the labour laws. The strike has been called for in all major cities in the country. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South African workers criticize Ramaphosa in protestThousands of South African workers demonstrate around the country against a proposed minimum wage, in challenge to President Cyril Ramaphosa
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New York Times photographer, Joao Silva, discusses his work and career, with an audience at an exhibition of his work in Johannesburg, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Portuguese-born Silva was grieviously injured in Afghanistan in 2010 when a buried explosive blew off his legs resulting in a grueling recovery with multiple surgeries under military care in the United States. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
Photographer Joao Silva still shooting despite loss of legsPhotographer Joao Silva, grievously injured in Afghanistan in 2010, says journalists who cover conflict should have a clear understanding of the horrific consequences of combat
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Judge tosses lawsuit by Utah imam involving no-fly listingA judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader whose lawyers said he was wrongly placed on a government no-fly list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last year
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Gunmen kill 15 at Nigeria church, including 2 priestsGunmen kill 15 at Catholic church in Nigeria, including 2 priests; president calls it 'vile'
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UN peacekeeper in S. Sudan accused of inappropriate touchingUN peacekeeper in South Sudan accused of inappropriately touching teenage girl
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FILE - In this Monday, March 27, 2017 file photo, relatives of six aid workers who were ambushed and killed grieve as they wait to collect and bury the bodies of their loved ones, outside the morgue in Juba, South Sudan. Everyone and everything in the country is a target as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase according to a new report released Monday, April 23, 2018 by the New York-based Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, with at least 50 medical institutions attacked in 2016 and 2017. (AP Photo, File)
Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasingAttacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing, leaving many without care to die
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In this photo taken Sunday, April 15, 2018, Shebu Issa, an assistant at a Quranic school on the other side of the Agadez airport fence stands in the doorway of a Quranic school building in Agadez, Niger. On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region. Three hangars and the first layers of a runway command a sandy, barren field. Niger Air Base 201 is expected to be functional early next year. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch)
US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fightUS quietly builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of growing extremism fight in Africa's Sahel
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Israel's Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked speaks to members of Ethiopia's Jewish community, during a visit to a synagogue in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, April 22, 2018. Shaked visited the synagogue in a rare visit from the high office of Israel's government and her first trip to Africa. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to IsraelIsrael's Justice minister vows to help Ethiopia's Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia
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New South African church celebrates drinking alcoholLively new South African church celebrates alcohol; 'We drink for deliverance'
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Police and protesters clash in the provicial capital of Mahikeng, South Africa in the North West province Friday, April 20, 2018. South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests. (AP Photo)
South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protestsSouth Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after violent protests in provincial capital
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Al-Qaida claims deadly attack on French, UN forces in MaliAl-Qaida claims deadly attack on French, UN forces in Mali, calling it retaliation
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