- Reborn Maine milling city offers lessons amid refugee crisis Updated: Feb-08-16 1:26 am
LEWISTON, Maine - The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.
- Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect Updated: Feb-07-16 6:31 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.
- Congo claims African Nations title, beats Mali 3-0 Updated: Feb-07-16 4:06 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda - Congo won the African Nations Championship title by convincingly beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda on Sunday.
- African Children's Choir to perform in Florence Updated: Feb-07-16 11:00 am
FLORENCE, Alabama - Since 1984, the African Children's Choir has been giving kids from across the continent of Africa a chance to improve their lives.
- Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.
- Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet Updated: Feb-06-16 3:49 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.
- AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants Updated: Feb-06-16 3:15 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces.
- 5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania Updated: Feb-06-16 8:02 am
JOHANNESBURG - A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.
- Kenya: Supreme court judge to be investigated over bribery Updated: Feb-05-16 1:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The head of Kenya's Judiciary Friday said that an internal probe has found that a Supreme Court judge should be investigated further over allegations that he received a $2 million bribe to influence an election petition.
- UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised Updated: Feb-04-16 7:21 pm
UNITED NATIONS - At least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries are estimated to have undergone female circumcision - half of them in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, the U.N. children's agency said in a report released Thursday night.
- Report: Rwandan military trained Burundian refugees Updated: Feb-04-16 2:54 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A confidential report by a United Nations panel of experts says refugees from Burundi received training from Rwandan military personnel last year with the ultimate goal of removing Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.
- Inquest starts into murder of British artist in Kenya Updated: Feb-04-16 11:56 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan court Thursday launched an inquest into the 14-year-old murder of a British artist killed outside the home of the woman believed to be his mistress.
- Police: 8 wounded in Burundi grenade attacks Updated: Feb-03-16 1:08 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundian police say at least eight people have been wounded in a series of grenade attacks in the center of the capital Bujumbura.
- Rockefeller Foundation gives $130M to stem food losses Updated: Feb-03-16 11:40 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The philanthropic group Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $130 million fund to reduce global food loss and waste.
- Kenyan taxi drivers ask government to stop Uber Updated: Feb-03-16 11:09 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Taxi operators in Kenya Wednesday asked the government to stop operations of Uber, the ride sharing app which has risen in popularity because of its cheaper fares.
- Cellphone video shows Somalia flight after explosion Updated: Feb-03-16 9:33 am
JOHANNESBURG - The cellphone video pans from passengers, some wearing oxygen masks, in seats toward the back of the airliner in flight, and then swivels to the empty front area with a hole in the side of the cabin, the result of an explosion soon after takeoff from Somalia's capital.
- Dissident general in Uganda charged, faces court-martial Updated: Feb-02-16 9:55 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - A military general who criticized Uganda's longtime president was charged in a court-martial and remanded to jail, but his supporters say he is the victim of state persecution.
- Corrupt practices said to be hurting US biz goals in Africa Updated: Feb-02-16 6:53 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The president of the Corporate Council on Africa says official corruption is discouraging many U.S businesses from investing in Africa.
- US passenger pleads guilty to planting fake bomb on plane Updated: Feb-01-16 10:27 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A United States citizen accused of falsely reporting there was a bomb a Dutch airliner has entered a guilty plea.
- Researchers confirm lion population in remote Ethiopian park Updated: Feb-01-16 11:35 am
JOHANNESBURG - Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa, a wildlife charity said Monday.
- Capt. Phillips to speak at Vermont university commencement Updated: Feb-01-16 11:22 am
CASTLETON, Vermont - Capt. Richard Phillips will deliver the commencement speech at a Vermont university.
- Burundi's public universities suspend breakfast over money Updated: Feb-01-16 11:19 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Students attending Burundi's public universities are going without breakfast because the government can no longer afford it, underscoring the fragile state of Burundi's economy amid violent unrest.
- Amnesty International: 5 Possible mass graves in Burundi Updated: Jan-29-16 2:38 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Amnesty International says new satellite images, video footage and witness accounts show that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves.
- UN: Somali Cabinet has agreed on model for elections in 2016 Updated: Jan-28-16 11:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Somalia said the Cabinet agreed Thursday on a model for elections later this year, calling the long-awaited decision "an important milestone" for the impoverished Horn of Africa nation grappling with Islamic extremist insurgents.
- South Sudan: Peace accord falters, refugees remain in camps Updated: Jan-28-16 8:48 am
JUBA, South Sudan - When a delegation of South Sudanese rebels returned to the government-controlled capital Juba last month after two years of war, Nyajok Koat thought she would finally return to the home she fled when the fighting began.