- The Latest: Obama: Even Republicans will uphold climate deal Updated: Dec-01-15 9:30 am
LE BOURGET, France - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
- Burkina Faso celebrates newly elected president Updated: Dec-01-15 9:21 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Hundreds of supporters of Burkina Faso's newly elected president chanted "Presi, Presi" after preliminary results released Tuesday gave Roch March Christian Kabore an outright win.
- Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding Updated: Dec-01-15 8:44 am
PARIS - Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don't believe that global warming is real.
- Activists call on Gambia gov't to release environmentalists Updated: Nov-30-15 4:01 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village.
- Boko Haram destroys Nigerian military base; 107 troops MIA Updated: Nov-30-15 11:51 am
YOLA, Nigeria - Boko Haram destroyed a Nigerian military base as soldiers fled and only self-defense fighters prevented the insurgents from retaking a northeastern town, residents said Monday.
- Night fire in dorms kills 7 at Nigerian girls' school Updated: Nov-30-15 10:53 am
KANO, Nigeria - An official says a fire has gutted the dormitories of a girls' high school in northern Kano state, killing 7 students and injuring 25.
- 5 kidnapped Poles are 'safe and sound,' contacted families Updated: Nov-29-15 2:57 pm
WARSAW, Poland - The captain and four other Polish seamen abducted from a ship off Nigeria's coast last week are fine and called their families at home, Poland's Foreign Ministry said Sunday.
- Meeting in South Africa views new models for African cities Updated: Nov-29-15 8:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - With more than half of Africa's population expected to live in cities by the year 2050, a gathering in South Africa on Sunday is exploring new models for urban Africa.
- Twin suicide bombings kill at least 5 in north Cameroon Updated: Nov-28-15 6:12 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - A military official says two female suicide bombers have staged attacks in north Cameroon, killing at least five people.
- Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20 Updated: Nov-28-15 2:51 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people.
- Nigerian security agencies searching for kidnapped Poles Updated: Nov-28-15 2:02 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian security agencies are conducting a "spirited search" for the Polish captain and four crew members abducted from a cargo ship, an official said Saturday.
- Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege Updated: Nov-27-15 12:30 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones.
- Burkina Faso ex-leader's hometown adapts to life without him Updated: Nov-27-15 10:53 am
ZINIARE, Burkina Faso - During his nearly three decades in power, the hometown of Burkina Faso's ex-president transformed from a dusty village into a fast-growing provincial capital boasting paved roads, a private presidential estate and even a zoo with hippos and giraffes.
- Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted Updated: Nov-27-15 9:19 am
WARSAW, Poland - Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday.
- Burkina Faso: 'Large-scale attack' thwarted ahead of vote Updated: Nov-27-15 8:19 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Security forces disrupted a "large-scale attack" in Burkina Faso, arresting 13 suspects and seizing weapons and bomb-making materials in the west near Mali's border, the security minister said Friday.
- Nagbe's year: Citizenship, playoffs and the US national team Updated: Nov-26-15 3:32 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Things couldn't be better for Darlington Nagbe.
- Suspected Boko Haram attack kills 16 in Niger village Updated: Nov-26-15 10:58 am
NIAMEY, Niger - Suspected Boko Haram militants raided a village in southeastern Niger, killing 16 people and looting shops, witnesses said Thursday.
- Gambia leader denounces female genital mutilation Updated: Nov-26-15 9:44 am
DAKAR, Senegal - Gambia's president advocated banning female genital mutilation, giving hope to human rights activists who are urging Gambia to adopt a law against the practice.
- China in talks with Djibouti on establishing logistics base Updated: Nov-26-15 5:59 am
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is in talks with Djibouti about setting up a naval logistics center in the Horn of Africa nation to service Chinese anti-piracy patrols, raising the sensitive issue of whether Beijing will seek military bases overseas.
- Official: Nigerian president to decide on $5.2B MTN fine Updated: Nov-26-15 5:52 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - A Nigerian government spokesman says President Muhammadu Buhari will make the final decision on whether to lower the gigantic $5.2 billion fine meted out to African telecommunications giant MTN.
- UN envoy warns Sahel youths susceptible to radicalization Updated: Nov-25-15 6:58 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Up to 41 million young people in the Sahel have bleak futures, pushing them to migrate and making them susceptible to radicalization, a U.N. envoy to the African region said Wednesday.
- Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi Updated: Nov-25-15 1:01 am
BEIJING - The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?
- Liberia records 1st Ebola death since July Updated: Nov-24-15 7:25 am
MONROVIA, Liberia - A teenage boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, a health official said Tuesday, the first fatality since July in one of the three West African countries hit hardest by the worst ever outbreak of the disease.
- Gov. Christie orders flags at half-staff for Mali victims Updated: Nov-23-15 1:48 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags on state buildings to fly at half-staff Tuesday to mourn the victims of last week's attack in Mali that killed a woman raised in New Jersey.
- A look at Mali's Islamic extremist groups Updated: Nov-23-15 12:03 pm
The competing claims by the Macina Liberation Front and Al-Mourabitoun to have carried out Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako highlight the number of militant Islamic groups flourishing in Mali, a country with a weak central government and vast ungoverned spaces.