- UN to investigate militia role in breaking Mali peace accord Updated: Aug-27-15 12:13 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - A United Nations official says Mali's peace accord monitoring committee is demanding the immediate evacuation of government-allied militia members from a town they took from separatists in the country's north.
- Guinea's ex-junta leader blocked from returning, lawyer says Updated: Aug-26-15 12:38 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Guinea's ex-junta leader was blocked from returning to the country, his lawyer said Wednesday.
- Suicide bombers kill officer in northeastern Nigerian city Updated: Aug-26-15 9:10 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Two suicide bombers killed an Air Force officer at a checkpoint in a late-night attack in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, witnesses and police said Wednesday.
- In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm
CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.
- Nigerian graft-fighting commission accused of corruption Updated: Aug-25-15 3:31 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - The chairman of Nigeria's corruption-fighting Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is appearing before the Senate to answer accusations that he diverted billions of dollars.
- Liberians look for help to care for research chimps Updated: Aug-24-15 4:34 pm
CHIMPANZEE ISLAND, Liberia - Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speed boat bringing food.
- Armed men launch attack in Burkina Faso near Mali Updated: Aug-24-15 3:52 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Several suspected Islamic militants launched a rare attack near the West African nation's border with Mali on Monday, wounding at least two people as they said they were targeting Christians, a witness and a security official said.
- Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient Updated: Aug-24-15 2:49 pm
MATENEH, Sierra Leone - Health authorities in Sierra Leone released the country's last known Ebola patient from a hospital on Monday, a milestone that allows the nation to begin a 42-day countdown to being declared free of the virus that has killed nearly 4,000 people here.
- UN to support initiatives by new Nigerian president Updated: Aug-24-15 2:35 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with President Muhammadu Buhari Monday and promised solidarity in the new Nigerian leader's fight against insecurity, unemployment and corruption.
- Doctors in Ghana return to work at hospitals, ending strike Updated: Aug-24-15 1:05 pm
ACCRA, Ghana - Doctors have returned to work at Ghana's public hospitals, ending a three-week strike that saw only police and military hospitals open in the capital.
- With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation Updated: Aug-23-15 4:38 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them.
- Pint-size thieves frighten Ivory Coast's largest city Updated: Aug-23-15 11:19 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Ivory Coast taxi driver Mamadou Bamba had finished his shift and was walking home around midnight when a dozen children accosted him on the street and demanded his money. When he hesitated, the thieves pulled out small knives and stabbed him eight times before making off with fares totaling more than $100.
- Nigerian army chief escapes Boko Haram ambush Updated: Aug-22-15 2:41 pm
NGALA, Nigeria - Nigeria's new army chief drove to the frontline of the war on Boko Haram and narrowly missed an ambush that killed one soldier and wounded two.
- US. Rep. Kennedy heading to Africa as part of delegation Updated: Aug-22-15 1:46 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is heading to Africa this coming week as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation.
- 22 candidates register for Burkina Faso's October elections Updated: Aug-22-15 8:19 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A Burkina Faso court says 22 candidates have been officially registered to run in the October elections.
- Senegal court denies appeal for ex-president's son's release Updated: Aug-20-15 12:13 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The son of Senegal's former President Abdoulaye Wade lost a bid to be freed from his six-year prison sentence when the Supreme Court rejected an appeal on his conviction.
- Detained Gambia journalist now faces charges in high court Updated: Aug-20-15 4:02 am
DAKAR, Senegal - A Gambia union leader says a journalist detained by authorities now faces charges in High Court in the West African nation.
- Senegalese drummer known for traditional music dies at 85 Updated: Aug-19-15 6:38 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The family of a well-known Senegalese drummer says that Doudou Ndiaye Rose has died at the age of 85.
- Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration Updated: Aug-19-15 1:43 pm
MASSESSEHBEH, Sierra Leone - It had been five months since the last Ebola case in Musa Kamara's village when he returned home for festivities to mark the end of Ramadan. Not long after his sudden death in this roadside village, authorities came with a grim message: The killer virus was back.
- UN: Over 3 million people suffer from hunger in Mali Updated: Aug-19-15 1:25 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - More than 3 million people are suffering from hunger as insecurity persists in Mali's north, Mali officials and the United Nations said Wednesday.
- Ghana to bring in Cuban doctors during medical strike Updated: Aug-19-15 11:08 am
ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana is going to bring in about 170 Cuban doctors to work at health facilities amid a doctors' strike, the health minister said Wednesday.
- Google expands low-cost phone program in 6 African countries Updated: Aug-18-15 7:50 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet-connected device.
- UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored Updated: Aug-18-15 4:16 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The 12-year-old girl said she had been raped by a foreign soldier, one of many who had come to Central African Republic to calm sectarian violence. So the military commander brought her in front of a dozen of his soldiers and asked: Can you identify him?
- Togo refugees: On the run for 10 years, no peace in sight Updated: Aug-18-15 11:25 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Asylum seekers who fled political violence in Togo 10 years ago are now seeking refuge in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.
- Gabon's president pledges inheritance to country's youth Updated: Aug-18-15 10:01 am
LIBREVILLE, Gabon - Gabon's president pledged to give his inheritance to the country's youth saying they are the heirs of his father, who was at one time the world's longest-serving president.