Congo opposition candidate accepts election delay, for now

Africa 12/21/18, 09:19

A leading opposition candidate in Congo announced on Friday his coalition accepts a week-long delay in the presidential election until Dec. 30 but not one day more.Felix Tshisekedi spoke to supporters a day after Congo's electoral commission announced the latest delay in a vote that was meant to take place ...

In Congo, will president’s chosen successor have real power?

Africa 12/21/18, 04:05

The crowd roared as the wife of Congo's departing president pressed her palm to the forehead of the anointed successor and appeared to pray.A benediction for the man whom President Joseph Kabila has positioned to take over is likely not needed. As this huge Central African nation swings toward a ...

PHOTOS: Migrant families wait, torn between hope, grief

Africa 12/20/18, 02:37

Barely 20 years old, Mariama Konte was neither widow nor wife.For nearly four years, she told her two young children that their father is traveling for work. Only in the last few weeks has she begun to accept the possibility that Abdrahamane drowned at sea, like so many migrants from ...

Hunt for names in deadly migrant shipwreck yields more dead

Africa 12/20/18, 02:09

The quest to trace the identities of all the victims of the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant shipwreck has instead revealed that the sinking was far deadlier than anyone knew.One of the two investigators on the project, tracing families and survivors in Africa, has confirmed that the boat that sank on April ...