- Nigeria: Female suicide bombers kill 18 including in mosque Updated: Oct-07-15 11:55 am
DAMATURU, Nigeria - Suicide bombers killed at least 18 people Wednesday in three dawn attacks including in a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, officials and witnesses said.
- UN envoy says peace process is 'back on track' in Mali Updated: Oct-06-15 6:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy for Mali said Tuesday "the peace process is back on track" after violence in August threatened to disrupt an agreement between the government and separatist rebels.
- Prosecutor: Burkina Faso coup leader formally charged Updated: Oct-06-15 5:56 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A military prosecutor says the general who took power after last month's coup now has been formally charged along with one other formal top official accused of supporting the overthrow of Burkina Faso's government.
- South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup Updated: Oct-06-15 3:20 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa's lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer's biggest tournament.
- Nigeria Senate names 20 nominees for president's new Cabinet Updated: Oct-06-15 12:33 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's Senate announced 20 nominees for the Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, representing all regions of this West African nation but only three women in a team expected to fight endemic corruption.
- 7 judges in Ghana suspended after corruption claims Updated: Oct-06-15 8:51 am
ACCRA, Ghana - Ghana's judicial service says seven high court judges have been suspended following corruption allegations by a journalist.
- Mali's government releases rebels in exchange for soldiers Updated: Oct-03-15 1:01 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Mali's government has exchanged 30 separatist rebels for the release of 16 soldiers, the government and a rebel group said Saturday, a move that shows progress after violence in August threatened to disrupt a peace accord.
- Official: Multiple bomb blasts in Nigerian capital, 15 dead Updated: Oct-03-15 12:54 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Several bombs in two locations of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 15 people, the National Emergency Management Agency said Saturday.
- Saudi hajj disaster toll rises higher with Iran's 465 dead Updated: Oct-02-15 12:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.
- EU probes illegal fishing, slave labor before Thai ruling Updated: Oct-01-15 11:42 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is including Thailand's actions to stamp out slave labor in the fishing industry during its investigation whether to impose sanctions on the major fish-exporting nation for failing to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing.
- Christian evangelicals in Jerusalem show love for Israel Updated: Oct-01-15 2:49 am
JERUSALEM - Thousands of evangelical Christians from more than 80 countries descended upon Jerusalem this week to show their support for the Jewish state, including pilgrims and politicians from countries with a history of hostility toward Israel.
- Charge: Minnesota man sexually abused boys in Africa Updated: Sep-30-15 9:15 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A teacher from Minnesota is charged with having sex with young boys while teaching in Africa.
- Nigerian president also plans to be oil minister Updated: Sep-30-15 3:55 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has promised to fight corruption embedded in the oil industry, plans to be the Cabinet minister in charge of the oil sector, a spokesman said Wednesday.
- Shell Nigeria stops Forcados pipeline exports after leak Updated: Sep-30-15 3:41 pm
WARRI, Nigeria - Shell Nigeria says yet another leak on the Trans Forcados Pipeline is forcing it to stop exports from the terminal that carries one fifth of Nigeria's exports.
- Ethiopia won't send soccer team to Burkina Faso after coup Updated: Sep-30-15 11:41 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian Football Federation says it won't send its women's under-20 soccer team to Burkina Faso after the recent coup there.
- Suspect in Timbuktu mausoleum destruction appears in court Updated: Sep-30-15 6:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An alleged Islamic radical charged with involvement in the 2012 destruction of historic mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday.
- Morocco blocks Ikea store amid reported diplomatic rift Updated: Sep-29-15 11:20 am
RABAT, Morocco - Furniture giant Ikea is facing a cold welcome in Morocco.
- The list of 'genius grant' award winners Updated: Sep-29-15 8:57 am
CHICAGO - Twenty-four people from the arts and sciences have won this year's "genius grant" awards from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The prize comes with $625,000 over the next five years that can be used any way the recipient likes.
- After years of turmoil, Cameroon federation elects new head Updated: Sep-29-15 6:11 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - The Cameroon Football Federation elected former secretary general Sidiki Tombi a Roko as its new president on Monday following more than two years of turmoil and threats of a ban by FIFA.
- Kellogg buys Egyptian cereal company for $50 million Updated: Sep-28-15 10:45 am
NEW YORK - Kellogg said Monday that it bought Egyptian cereal company Mass Food Group for $50 million as it seeks to boost its presence in Africa.
- Liberia goalkeeper's career in doubt after freak accident Updated: Sep-28-15 4:35 am
MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberia goalkeeper Nathaniel Sherman's career is in doubt after he suffered a serious eye injury walking into a glass panel at the team hotel ahead of an African Cup qualifier this month.
- Leaders pledge money, clout to achieve women's equality Updated: Sep-27-15 10:09 pm
UNITED NATIONS - World leaders pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a U.N. meeting Sunday co-chaired by China's President Xi Jinping, who has faced strong criticism for cracking down on women's rights activists.
- Burkina Faso government asks public not to attack elite unit Updated: Sep-27-15 7:42 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso's government has asked citizens to avoid aggression against the presidential guard that staged a coup earlier this month.
- Michigan's Darboh becomes US citizen and makes amazing catch Updated: Sep-26-15 7:02 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Amara Darboh leaped, twisted his torso toward the sideline and snagged a high pass with his right hand.
- Nigeria revels in removal from list of polio-endemic nations Updated: Sep-26-15 12:08 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria on Saturday celebrated the announcement by the U.N. health agency that polio is no longer endemic in the West African country.