Update: Survivor found after 2 days in Tanzania capsized ferry

Africa 09/22/18, 07:11

The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Tanzanian official says a survivor has been found in a capsized ferry two days after the deadly disaster on Lake Victoria. Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella tells reporters that the engineer was found near the engine of the vessel. After hearing knocking ...

Death toll rises to 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster

Africa 09/22/18, 06:46

A Tanzanian official says the death toll from a capsized ferry on Lake Victoria has risen to 167 while wooden coffins have arrived at the scene.The government's Chief Secretary John Kijazi spoke to reporters after the country's president ordered the arrests of those responsible for the disaster.The badly overloaded ferry ...

Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe’s latest crisis

Africa 09/22/18, 05:16

Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.A cholera outbreak has killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 7,000 as it spreads beyond Harare, posing the latest crisis ...

Germany arrests woman accused of Islamic State membership

Europe 09/21/18, 06:15

German police have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of serving in the Islamic State group.Federal prosecutors said Friday the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization.Prosecutors say she traveled to Syria as a teenager in October 2013, where ...

Report: Benedict defends ’emeritus pope’ title to critic

Europe 09/21/18, 05:34

A German newspaper that quoted letters by Benedict XVI hitting back at criticism of his 2013 resignation said Friday that he was responding to a conservative German cardinal who took issue with his decision to take the title "emeritus pope."The Bild daily, which first reported on the letters Thursday, gave ...

Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch

Europe 09/21/18, 05:22

British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year.Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were detained in the Netherlands earlier this year and ...

5 years after mall Kenya attack, al-Shabab’s threat grows

Africa 09/21/18, 03:46

Five years after al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Kenya's capital, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead, analysts say the Somalia-based extremist group has been pushed down Africa's east coast as far as Mozambique as its regional threat expands.The assault on ...

Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star

Africa 09/21/18, 03:39

Call it a struggle for the soul of the ghetto.Uganda's longtime president this month went on a whirlwind tour of some of the capital's poorest slums, handing out checks totaling over a quarter-million dollars.The next day, residents turned up in the red colors of the opposition and instead gave thanks ...

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Africa 09/20/18, 23:55

Philippine troops and police have forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 22 people in a central region.Rescuers dig through the rubble to search for possible survivors, with some sending cellphone text messages pleading ...

Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Africa 09/20/18, 22:56

The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.The toll was likely to go up, John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, told The Associated Press after dozens ...