- Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa Updated: May-28-16 7:14 am
NAGOYA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.
- Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died Updated: May-27-16 2:42 pm
SICULIANA, Sicily - A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya recounted Friday how the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck, leaving hundreds of people foundering in the Mediterranean.
- Defying critics, Libya's eastern bank prints its own money Updated: May-27-16 1:10 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's cash-strapped eastern central bank announced it had printed its own bank notes Friday, overcoming initial opposition from the U.N.-backed western government but sparking concern at the divided country's ability to develop coherent monetary and economic policies.
- Uganda: 5 al-Shabab World Cup bombers given life in jail Updated: May-27-16 12:42 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - A judge has given life sentences to five men convicted of carrying out twin bombings which killed 76 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala.
- Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows Updated: May-27-16 12:40 pm
CAIRO - The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said.
- The Latest: IOM eyes closer ties to UN to help migrants Updated: May-27-16 12:12 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):
- Nigeria: Local leaders back militants hitting oil production Updated: May-27-16 11:20 am
WARRI, Nigeria - Community leaders in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta are voicing support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people to protest decades of abuse and pollution.
- South Sudan: Army major arrested allegedly smuggling ivory Updated: May-27-16 8:04 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan authorities arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking elephant ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.
- South Korea leader seeks African support against North Korea Updated: May-27-16 7:30 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Korea's president on Friday urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
- The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism Updated: May-27-16 1:03 am
ISE, Japan - The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):
- Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun Updated: May-26-16 6:19 pm
DJERBA, Tunisia - Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors.
- France sending search ship to find EgyptAir black box Updated: May-26-16 6:17 pm
PARIS - A French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last week, killing all 66 aboard.
- Egypt: Muslim mob attacks Christians, parade naked woman Updated: May-26-16 2:21 pm
CAIRO - An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital.
- US women to play match against South Africa in July Updated: May-26-16 2:10 pm
CHICAGO - The U.S. women's national team will play South Africa on July 9 in Chicago in the first of two send-off matches before the Rio Olympics.
- Congo police fire tear gas at opposition demonstrators Updated: May-26-16 1:24 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Police in Congo's capital have fired tear gas to break up an opposition march, while one person died and dozens were injured in chaos surrounding similar marches around the country.
- Dumitru, coach who escaped communist Romania, dies at 76 Updated: May-26-16 12:37 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Ted Dumitru, the former South African national soccer team coach whose 40-year career took him from communist Romania to Turkey, Germany, the United States and across Africa, died Thursday. He was 76.
- Ex-environment minister warns of illegal logging in Senegal Updated: May-26-16 12:21 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Illegal timber sales from Senegal to Gambia could see the Casamance forest depleted significantly in the next two years, the former environment minister said Thursday.
- Female prisoners in Zimbabwe released under amnesty Updated: May-26-16 11:53 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe is releasing all convicted female prisoners except for a few who are serving life sentences.
- South African lion - veteran of 2 escapes - gets new home Updated: May-26-16 11:31 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African lion who escaped twice from a national park since last year is being moved to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout.
- Dakar biennale fuels new life into Africa's contemporary art Updated: May-26-16 11:24 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Videos projected onto massive buildings, pop up art galleries and installations in an old courthouse are features of the Dakar Biennale, Africa's largest contemporary art festival currently enlivening Senegal's capital.
- Bird flu reappears in Cameroon, killing thousands of birds Updated: May-26-16 11:20 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence.
- Congo and UN campaign kills 23 rebels in North Kivu Updated: May-26-16 10:17 am
KINSHASA, Congo - A Congolese official says at least 23 rebels have been killed in an operation launched in May to combat rebels in the North Kivu province.
- Lawyer for Egyptian hijacker says client "tortured" in past Updated: May-26-16 9:10 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - An Egyptian man who admitted hijacking an EgyptAir passenger jet and diverting it to Cyprus in March had been tortured by Egyptian authorities in the past, his lawyer said at an extradition hearing Thursday.
- Kenya tries again with anti-doping law Updated: May-26-16 8:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan lawmakers supported proposed changes to anti-doping legislation at a special sitting of parliament on Thursday in the hope that WADA will accept the law this time.
- Uber to expand its Africa operations Updated: May-26-16 8:06 am
JOHANNESBURG - Uber is expanding in Africa.