- Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With no majority winner of Lesotho's Feb. 28 election, one leader of the main opposition group tried to form a coalition on Wednesday.
- Kenya: Businessmen, ex-officials charged for fraud
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court charged 12 businessmen and officials for fraud and abuse of office on Wednesday over a multimillion dollar scandal that involved highly inflated contracts allegedly being awarded to phantom companies, charge sheets said.
- Purported Islamic State militants attack Libyan oil field
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants purportedly from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said Wednesday.
- Hundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday.
- Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory.
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