- Amnesty slams Nigeria army for abuses in Boko Haram battle Updated: Jun-03-15 12:08 pm
- Portugal into Under-20 World Cup playoffs Updated: Jun-03-15 5:18 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Portugal swept imperiously into the knockout rounds of the Under-20 World Cup with a 4-0 win over Qatar on Wednesday, while Mexico revived its campaign after a woeful opening match by defeating Uruguay 2-1.
- UN chief urges all nations to help end Ebola in West Africa Updated: Jun-02-15 7:15 pm
- Boko Haram attack on northern Nigerian city kills 20 Updated: Jun-02-15 2:01 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Boko Haram once again attacked the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday, waking residents with deafening explosions in the early hours of the morning and then a suicide bombing that witnesses said killed as many as 20 people.
- Ebola threat isn't deterring retired teacher's school plan Updated: Jun-02-15 9:31 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - Just a couple months after Denise Millben arrived back in the United States from West Africa, Ebola seemed to be everywhere, making headlines in America.
- UN official says Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks Updated: Jun-01-15 7:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations' Ebola chief says he believes it's only a matter of weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends.
- Central Bank of Nigeria executives arrested in $33m theft Updated: Jun-01-15 6:22 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Financial crime agents arrested 21 bankers including senior executives of the Central Bank of Nigeria for the theft of $33 million worth of defaced naira currency notes, Nigerian officials said Monday.
- Nigerian president to visit Chad, Niger on 1st official trip Updated: Jun-01-15 2:41 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's new president will visit Chad and Niger, making the countries whose troops help fight Boko Haram a priority on his first official travels outside the country, an official said Monday.
- 69 killed as tanker truck explodes in southern Nigeria Updated: Jun-01-15 12:29 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - A runaway oil tanker truck exploded in a crowded bus station in the south of the country, setting ablaze 12 buses carrying passengers and killing 69 people, Nigeria's Red Cross and police said Monday.
- Nigeria torture victim to be free after decade on death row Updated: Jun-01-15 10:16 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - A man condemned to hang when he was 16 because of confessions extracted under torture has been pardoned after 10 years on death row, Nigerian and international human rights activists said Monday.
- Brazil beats Nigeria, Germany routs Fiji at U20 World Cup Updated: Jun-01-15 2:48 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Striker Judivan scored twice as Brazil beat Nigeria 4-2 on Monday in a thrilling start to its FIFA Under-20 World Cup campaign.
- Man fights to bring brother's body home from Africa Updated: May-31-15 12:04 am
RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut - Bill Fitzpatrick's body has remained in the cockpit of his wrecked airplane in the mountainous jungles of southwest Cameroon for at least a month since its discovery.
- Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight Updated: May-30-15 7:14 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets, a spokesman said Saturday, in a move that is a far cry from his predecessor's adamant refusal to do so.
- Small clubs, youth teams feel victimized by FIFA scandal Updated: May-30-15 5:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.
- Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram Updated: May-29-15 7:53 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.
- Kicking the plastic: Senegal among latest to ban flimsy bags Updated: May-29-15 12:10 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - At a market in Senegal's capital, the sandy paths are strewn with them. They blow around like feathers in Dakar's coastal breezes, piling up alongside buildings on city streets and clogging canals.
- Italy's regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals Updated: May-29-15 8:55 am
RIVADOLMO, Italy - The community's hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in this hilltop idyll south of Padua, they say neighbors come out and snap their photos in a gesture of intimidation. They have been pressured to stop using the local soccer field, accused of taking the pitch away from Italian kids.
- New stars likely to be found at Under-20 World Cup in NZ Updated: May-29-15 1:29 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A world away from the turmoil of corruption and political infighting plaguing soccer, there will be a reminder this weekend of what is best about the game - the talent showcase of the Under-20 World Cup.
- Ghana, Nigeria lead African challenge at Under-20 World Cup Updated: May-28-15 10:03 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - While Africa's senior teams have struggled to make an impact at the World Cup, the juniors have had considerable success.
- CDC: 150 possibly had contact with Lassa fever victim Updated: May-28-15 5:52 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
- Bill Clinton hopes to keep working - whatever Hillary does Updated: May-28-15 2:27 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward he hopes to keep working in Africa and elsewhere - regardless of what happens politically with his wife, Hillary.
- Spain investigates Boko Haram leader on terror charges Updated: May-28-15 11:11 am
MADRID - Spain is opening a probe into Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on suspicion of terrorism and crimes against humanity, under the legal principle of universal justice, according to a court ruling Thursday.
- Things to know about the Under-20 World Cup Updated: May-28-15 3:24 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday in New Zealand and will likely feature some of the stars of the future. Here's some things to know:
- Int'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible Updated: May-27-15 12:51 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.
- Air France jet in near miss with giant volcano in Cameroon Updated: May-27-15 11:23 am
PARIS - Air France says one of its jets had what investigators call a "serious incident" by flying too close to a volcano while maneuvering around a storm on a flight into Cameroon.