Rwandan President Names New Foreign, Defense Ministers
Albert Murasira replaces James Kabarebe as defense minister; Richard Sezibera, replaces Louise Mushikiwabo as foreign minister
Track star Semenya adds fans as testosterone battle drags
South African track star Caster Semenya can add LeBron James to the list of admirers ahead of her showdown with the international track and field governing body. James watched the world and Olympic 800-meter champion ...
Victims of Zimbabwe’s Post-Election Violence Seek Justice
Opposition critics say justice is unlikely when the military is involved
Explains: Why Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is worrying and risky
The World Health Organization is announcing on Wednesday whether Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus should be declared a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to ...
Malawians Protest Statue of ‘Racist’ Gandhi
A group of protesters says statue is an insult to Malawians and Africa because of racial slurs India’s independence leader made as a young man
Congo Accuses Angola of Violent Expulsions, Luanda Denies
Congolese migrants and officials have said dozens of people were killed during an operation by Angolan security forces and an allied ethnic group this month. Angola denies this and says many Congolese migrants left voluntarily
UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.After convening an expert group to assess the epidemic on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said "response activities need to be intensified and ...
US powerful airstrike wiped out al-Shabab camp, intel officials say
Somali intelligence officials say the largest U.S. military airstrike against al-Shabab extremists in Somalia in nearly a year largely destroyed a training camp where recruits were preparing to graduate and killed more fighters than the U.S. announced.Two officials tell The Associated Press that several missiles were fired on Friday by ...
Mass Expulsion of Congolese from Angola Could Spark Humanitarian Crisis
Sudden arrival of some 200,000 people has created a chaotic situation in Kasai, which is unprepared to handle them
US Says Airstrike Kills About 60 al-Shabab Fighters in Somalia
Strike took place last Friday in Mudug province
Nigeria Says Muslim Insurgents Killed 2nd Female Aid Worker
Information Ministry late Monday identified the victim as Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who worked at hospital supported by International Committee of the Red Cross
6 People Killed in Morocco Train Derailment
About 80 others injured in incident near capital Rabat; cause not immediately clear
Madagascar reaches first African Cup, Egypt also qualifies
Madagascar reached its first African Cup of Nations on Tuesday, also becoming the first team to qualify for next year's continental championship.Senegal and Egypt soon sealed their spots as well, despite playing without injured stars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.This was Madagascar's 20th attempt at qualifying for the African Cup. ...
7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment
At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed Tuesday, authorities at the accident site said.A man searches a derailed train Tuesday Oct.16, 2018 near Sidi Bouknadel, Morocco. A shuttle train ...
Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers
Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent.The 74-year-old President Yoweri Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" on Monday about promoting tourism and arts. ...
HRW Says Bauxite Mining Boom in Guinea Threatens Locals
Report says impact on nearby villagers and the many subsistence farmers who live in the Guinean countryside has been profound
Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes
Liberia's government on Tuesday announced is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care.A rape case has been re-opened in order to determine new evidence, the information ministry said, adding that the government is "greatly concerned."Liberians have ...
WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak
The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo's latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organizations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this month and community resistance to Ebola containment efforts ...
Gambia Launches Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Commission to seek justice for crimes committed under former President Jammeh
Zimbabwe’s Government Says Worst of its Economic Woes is Over
Zimbabweans on the streets and economists say nothing has changed and want government to address the melting economy