- Tanzania: Wildlife activists praise arrest of Chinese woman Updated: Oct-09-15 11:14 am
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Wildlife activists are applauding the arrest by Tanzanian authorities of a Chinese woman for alleged ivory smuggling but caution that it's a small step toward stemming the "slaughter of industrial proportions" of elephants
- Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago Updated: Oct-08-15 3:50 pm
BERLIN - Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago.
- Rwanda court: Constitution allows removal of term limits Updated: Oct-08-15 1:05 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by the political opposition that had sought to block constitutional amendments on presidential term limits, clearing the way for President Paul Kagame to run again for office.
- Practicing in a car park: WCup qualifying for Somalia's team Updated: Oct-08-15 12:24 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - While revelations swirl of FIFA executives in expensive suits taking millions in bribes to award money-spinning World Cups, some of the poorest teams face near-impossible challenges to make it to soccer's biggest tournament, and try their hearts out anyway.
- Regional bloc: South Sudan factions violated truce 53 times Updated: Oct-08-15 7:51 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The African regional body overseeing the mediations to end South Sudan's conflict says the two warring sides have violated cease-fire agreements 53 times in 19 months.
- Attack on UN convoy in C. African Republic kills peacekeeper Updated: Oct-07-15 4:19 pm
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The United Nations says one peacekeeper in Central African Republic has been killed and another injured by armed attackers north of the capital, Bangui.
- South Sudan's WCup qualifying debut ended early by rain Updated: Oct-07-15 1:33 pm
South Sudan's debut in World Cup qualifying will have to be played over two days after it was abandoned after just 10 minutes because of heavy rain on Wednesday with the score 1-1 against Mauritania.
- Official: Extremists kill 2 in drive-by shooting in Somalia Updated: Oct-07-15 10:04 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Islamic extremist rebels killed two men including the president's nephew in a drive-by shooting in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Somali official said Wednesday
- Ugandan soccer federation investigated for money laundering Updated: Oct-07-15 8:35 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - The Ugandan soccer federation is being investigated by the country's financial crimes authority for money laundering.
- South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup Updated: Oct-06-15 3:20 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa's lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer's biggest tournament.
- Somalia's extremists vow violence against British troops Updated: Oct-06-15 2:46 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A spokesman for Somalia's Islamic extremists says their rebels will fight the British troops that are to be deployed to the country as peacekeepers.
- Oklahoma man alleges misconduct at Kenyan orphan abuse trial Updated: Oct-05-15 4:56 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An attorney for an Oklahoma man convicted of sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage has asked for a federal court hearing to explore defense allegations of misconduct by a prosecutor in the case.
- South Sudan: Red Cross leaves violent town after threats Updated: Oct-05-15 11:39 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has withdrawn its staff from a humanitarian compound in a violent county in South Sudan after its office was looted and its aid workers threatened.
- Best-selling Swedish author Henning Mankell dead at age 67 Updated: Oct-05-15 10:54 am
STOCKHOLM - Henning Mankell, the internationally renowned Swedish crime writer whose books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector Kurt Wallander enticed readers around the world, died early Monday, his publisher said. He was 67.
- Former coach of banned runner Jeptoo has contract terminated Updated: Oct-05-15 9:49 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - The former coach of banned marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has had his contract terminated by his employers after another Kenyan under his control failed a doping test.
- The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summit Updated: Oct-03-15 2:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism - the Islamic State in particular - and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):
- Somalia wants to liberate territory held by al-Shabab soon Updated: Oct-02-15 6:35 pm
- Ethiopia plans to export natural gas in 3 to 5 years Updated: Oct-02-15 8:00 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A government official in Ethiopia says his country will begin exporting natural gas in three to five years following the discovery of huge reserves in the country's Somali region.
- Amid unexplained killings, Burundi descending into anarchy Updated: Oct-01-15 12:12 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Bodies keep turning up in Burundi, dumped at roadsides and in streams. Mass arrests are being carried out.
- EU probes illegal fishing, slave labor before Thai ruling Updated: Oct-01-15 11:42 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is including Thailand's actions to stamp out slave labor in the fishing industry during its investigation whether to impose sanctions on the major fish-exporting nation for failing to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing.
- US Africa Command boss discusses regional security in Uganda Updated: Sep-30-15 12:28 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - The head of the U.S. military's Africa Command, on a visit to Uganda, on Wednesday awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit to six Ugandan military officers, including the country's top military commander, according to the U.S. Embassy in Uganda.
- Ethiopia won't send soccer team to Burkina Faso after coup Updated: Sep-30-15 11:41 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian Football Federation says it won't send its women's under-20 soccer team to Burkina Faso after the recent coup there.
- Madagascar agents foil smuggling of more than 700 turtles Updated: Sep-30-15 10:40 am
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - The discovery by Madagascar's customs officials of more than 700 rare tortoises about to be smuggled out of the country is the largest ever case of its kind, an organization devoted to protecting the animals said Wednesday.
- S. Sudan president, rebel leader trade blame for fighting Updated: Sep-29-15 2:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan's president and rebel leader on Tuesday blamed each other for breaking the country's cease-fire, although President Salva Kiir told a high-level U.N. meeting that his commitment to the peace deal is "unwavering."
- Concern as Burundi army major goes absent without leave Updated: Sep-28-15 12:02 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - An army major in Burundi who is the deputy commander of an elite infantry unit failed to show up for work on Monday, sparking speculation he has defected, a spokesman for the country's military said Monday.