African leaders unveil statue of Ethiopia’s last emperor

Africa 02/10/19, 09:36

A statue of Ethiopia's Emperor Haileselassie has been unveiled at the headquarters of the African Union on Sunday.The statue is the second to be erected inside the continental body's offices in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, after one of Ghana's first ...

US doctor who survived Ebola honored for service in Liberia

Africa 01/31/19, 08:14

Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation.The 56-year-old family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated ...

For Ghana e-waste recyclers, a safer option amid toxic fumes

Tech 01/05/19, 04:05

On any given day, plumes of noxious smoke rise above the Agbogbloshie dump site in Ghana's capital, Accra.The billowing black smoke comes from the many informal e-waste recyclers who take unwanted electronics, strip them of their cables and burn away ...

Cameroon dropped as African Cup host 6 months from kickoff

Soccer 11/30/18, 15:28

With stadiums only half-built and a violent separatist rebellion playing out dangerously close to planned venues, Cameroon was stripped of the right to host next year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament on Friday little more than six months before ...

Former FIFA Council member gets soccer life ban for bribery

Africa 10/30/18, 15:30

Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday after being filmed taking bribes by an undercover television program in Ghana.FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Nyantakyi guilty of bribery, corruption and conflict of ...

Update: Melania Trump departs Washington on Africa trip

U.S. 10/01/18, 21:03

The Latest on Melania Trump's trip to Africa (all times local): 6:20 p.m. First lady Melania Trump boards a plane, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Africa. Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first ...

Melania Trump forges ahead as first lady with Africa trip

U.S. 10/01/18, 02:23

First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent.Departing on ...

Update: Ghana president defends Chinese investment

Africa 09/26/18, 10:22

The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local):10:15 a.m.Ghana's president is defending massive Chinese investment across Africa in the face of concerns about a possible "re-colonization of the African continent by a new power."President Nana Akufo-Addo says ...

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