- Kenya says Islamic extremists kill 14 in Kenya's north Updated: Jul-07-15 2:34 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 14 people were killed in an attack early Tuesday in the country's north by al-Shabab, Islamic extremist rebels from neighboring Somalia, a Kenyan official said.
- Mozambique destroys ivory, rhino horn in anti-poaching move Updated: Jul-06-15 1:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Mozambique destroyed a large stockpile of confiscated ivory and rhino horn on Monday in an effort to curb severe poaching, the government said.
- Low turnout marks anti-gay demonstration in Kenya Updated: Jul-06-15 9:26 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya fizzled Monday after attracting only a handful of protesters.
- Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly Updated: Jul-06-15 7:32 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in decline.
- Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town Updated: Jul-05-15 10:43 am
METEMA, Ethiopia - The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.
- UN says children being killed in Burundi's violence Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
- Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique Updated: Jul-03-15 12:17 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambicans on Friday reacted cautiously to the government's decision to do away with a colonial-era anti-gay law.
- Ugandan bill targeting civic groups raises alarm Updated: Jul-03-15 10:38 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - A bill seeking to regulate the operations of civic groups in Uganda has drawn alarm from activists who say it will hamper their operations and might be used to target those seen as opposed to the government of the country's long-serving leader.
- UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise Updated: Jul-03-15 8:58 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
- UN observers say Burundi elections were not free Updated: Jul-02-15 5:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. observer mission concluded Thursday that this week's parliamentary elections in Burundi were not "free, credible and inclusive."
- Kenya detains alleged Islamic State recruiters from Uganda Updated: Jul-02-15 12:53 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan authorities are holding two Ugandan men who are accused of recruiting for the Islamic State group in East Africa.
- Burundi: 6 die in clashes between police and protesters Updated: Jul-01-15 5:11 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Six people have been killed as protesters clashed with security forces in a neighborhood southeast of the capital, Bujumbura, police said.
- Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out Updated: Jul-01-15 12:52 pm
PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa - The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.
- Ore. man accused of planting fake bomb on Dutch airliner Updated: Jun-30-15 11:10 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old Warrenton, Oregon, man accused of planting a fake bomb on a Dutch airliner in 2014 has been arrested.
- Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest Updated: Jun-29-15 2:49 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital.
- Burundi: 2 killed in overnight attacks blamed on the police Updated: Jun-28-15 6:08 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - At least two people were killed in overnight attacks that they believe were carried out by Burundian police, witnesses said Sunday as the country prepared for legislative elections despite an upsurge in violence.
- Business card ultimately leads Ethiopia native to Iowa Updated: Jun-27-15 11:16 am
WEST BRANCH, Iowa - Six years ago, Wubetu Shimelash accepted a business card and money to buy a coat from Blake Mycoskie.
- Extremists storm AU base in Somalia, leaving many dead Updated: Jun-26-15 4:05 pm
- Rwandan general refuses extradition to Spain from UK Updated: Jun-25-15 1:58 pm
LONDON - A Rwandan military general who heads the country's intelligence service refused to be extradited to Spain at a hearing Thursday in a London court, setting the stage for a prolonged legal fight.
- Ethiopia working to extradite 80 suspected human smugglers Updated: Jun-25-15 8:13 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian government says it is working with the International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, to repatriate 80 suspected human smugglers as the country struggles to stem the wave of migrants leaving the country.
- Rwandans protest outside UK mission over detained general Updated: Jun-24-15 12:22 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda - Hundreds of people demonstrated outside the British diplomatic mission in Rwanda on Wednesday, saying they will not return home until a general detained in the UK is set free.
- Treasure hunter roils the waters as he makes new finds Updated: Jun-24-15 10:17 am
SAINTE MARIE ISLAND, Madagascar - Barry Clifford brought up the heavy silver ingot from the bottom of a bay as the president of Madagascar waited to receive it.
- Fire destroys parts of largest market in Kenya Updated: Jun-23-15 4:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Officials say a fire has consumed parts of Kenya's largest market, destroying an area where vendors sell second-hand clothes imported from Western countries.
- Rwandan general arrested in the UK on Spain's behalf Updated: Jun-23-15 8:25 am
LONDON - A Rwandan military general was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport and will appear in court later this week, British police said Tuesday, prompting an angry response from Rwandan leaders.
- Chinese retail spreads in Uganda amid local jealousy Updated: Jun-23-15 7:58 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - The last time men posing as immigration officials showed up at Wei Kun's shoe store in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, the Chinese trader forked out $1,000 in bribes to prevent his business from being shuttered.