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AP PHOTOS: With 4 million COVID dead, many kids left behind

Some won’t ever remember the parents they lost because they were too young when COVID-19 struck. Others are trying to keep the memory alive by doing the things they used to do together: making pancake...

Republic of Congo candidate Kolelas dies of COVID-19

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Republic of Congo's top presidential opposition candidate Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 complications on election day, has died, a...

AP Week in Pictures, Europe and Africa

FEB. 19 - 25, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by the Associated Press from the Europe and Africa regions. ...

Flying from Johannesburg to Paris, one hotspot to another

PARIS (AP) — The security officer pointing the thermometer barely glanced, but wished the traveler a “Happy Holiday.” The luggage wrappers day-dreamed of better times, and the list of departing flight...

AP PHOTOS: Africa weathers COVID-19 storm in 2020

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was just a question of time until Africa would fall prey to the COVID-19 pandemic. Already seasoned by years of conflicts and diseases, the continent was relat...

AP Week in Pictures, Europe and Africa

NOV. 13 - 19, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Europe and Africa regions. ...

AP Week in Pictures, Europe and Africa

AUGUST 7 - 13, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Europe and Africa regions. ...

Veteran AP video, photo-journalist in Congo dies of COVID-19

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — John Bompengo, who covered Congo's political turmoil as a freelance photographer and video journalist for The Associated Press over the course of 16 years has died, relatives sai...

South Africa eases; liquor is sold, school openings delayed

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Many South Africans spent their Monday lining up outside liquor stores and celebrated with cheers as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of th...

AP Week in Pictures, Europe and Africa

MAY 22 - 28, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Europe and Africa regions. ...

AP PHOTOS: South Africa faces division again, from virus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown has brought a unique kind of discomfort to a country where memories of physical separation are yet to fade. Stand there. Step back. Don’t touch....

Thousands of hungry people line up for food in South Africa

OLIEVENHOUTBOS, South Africa (AP) — Thousands of people stood in line for hours on Saturday in a South African township waiting for handouts of food. The scene has repeated for days...

South Africa's shuttered storefronts a sign of economic pain

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It's been more than three weeks since Moses equipped a kitchen, Yambu welded a gate and Mboni sold almost everything. For their shops and others on Soweto’s deserted Luthuli Street...

In Soweto, a South African who celebrated history is mourned

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Benedict Somi Vilakazi had been surrounded by history. His grandfather was South Africa’s first black lecturer at Witswatersrand University and produced an Englis...

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere, officers were captured in mobile phone foo...