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ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's federal high court Friday ordered the intelligence agency and justice minister to free the country's detained Shiite leader and his...
Francois Hollande: A leader perhaps too ‘normal’ for France?

PARIS — Francois Hollande has always been an unlikely French president, a guy proud to call himself "normal" and who ended up in the...
Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team

KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudan is experiencing ethnic cleansing in several parts of the country and risks becoming a Rwanda-like catastrophe, a team of...
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WARRI, Nigeria — The Russian Embassy in Nigeria says pirates have kidnapped the Russian captain and two crewmen off a ship in West Africa's...
Mandela Children’s Hospital opens in Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela's dream of a hospital to provide specialized care for children has opened in Johannesburg on Friday. ...
Gambian official: Opposition candidate Barrow wins election

BANJUL, Gambia — Gambians tore down posters of longtime President Yahya Jammeh and celebrated in the streets as the military stood by Friday after...
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BENGHAZI, Libya — Clashes continued for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, vying for power and control over the...
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HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities have seized 529 kilograms (1,164 pounds) of ivory smuggled from Africa, after finding nearly 6 tons of ivory illegally...
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian government says it has arrested an opposition figure for violating the terms of a state of emergency declared...
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CAIRO — Egypt's president has imposed a second increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products. ...

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