Mozambican flood victims reluctant to return home
Survivors say returning from Malawi to their flood prone areas would put them at risk should another flood occur
Algerian ex-prime minister summoned in corruption probe
Algerian ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has gone before a prosecutor as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation that has targeted figures in the entourage of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, forced to resign after two decades in office.Ouyahia was being questioned on Tuesday on counts of "dilapidation of public funds" and ...
Benin internet shutdown repeats pattern of government censorship across Africa
Benin is the ninth African country to restrict internet access this year, in a trend that makes it more difficult for journalists to do their work
Mozambique braces for more rain, worsening floods
Country’s disaster management agency said Monday the death toll from Cyclone Kenneth had risen to 38
‘Incredibly difficult’ to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors
Rains are still pounding northern Mozambique after Cyclone Kenneth, while the United Nations says aid workers face "an incredibly difficult situation" in reaching thousands of survivors.U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman Gemma Connell says bad weather kept badly needed supplies from arriving in the main city of Pemba on Monday. She tells The ...
South Sudan mourns veteran journalist
'I remember him as being a fearless journalist who will tell the truth as it is, regardless of what the consequences (are),' says Chaplain Kara Yokoju, head of development communications at the University of Juba
Rains pound Mozambique after cyclone, hampering aid deliveries
Death toll from the storm rises to 38
Libya in turmoil: A journey through Tripoli’s tangled war
Battles surrounding the Libyan capital intensify as airstrikes hit the city
Uganda: Opposition pop star Bobi Wine jailed over protest
The Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine was remanded to a maximum-security prison on Monday after being charged over his role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media.Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, and others led an anti-government protest in ...
Airstrikes, roadblocks trap civilians in Libya’s Tripoli
Libyan forces loyal to a former military commander have intensified their airstrikes on Tripoli, where heavy fighting and blocked roads have left civilians trapped in their homes, officials said Monday.Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter's self-styled Libyan National Army launched an operation to retake the capital on April 4 and has been ...
Update: Mozambique death toll jumps to 38 after cyclone
The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique (all times local):2 p.m.Mozambique's government says the death toll from last week's Cyclone Kenneth has jumped to 38 as flooding continues.A boy does push-ups in the rain, in Pemba, on the northeastern coast of Mozambique, Sunday, April, 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)The new ...
Islamists in Sudan cancel rally over fears of violence
Islamists in Sudan who were allied with ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir say they have cancelled a planned rally for fear of violence from the protesters who drove him from power earlier this month.Ultraconservative preacher Abdel-Hay Youssef said in video posted on Facebook that the decision to cancel Monday's rally came ...
Sudan protest artists paint 3-kilometer banner against oppression
The protesters drove the military to oust president Omar al-Bashir after three decades in power and are now pushing for civilian rule
Mozambique’s 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centers
Rains from Cyclone Kenneth, the second tropical storm to hit Mozambique within weeks, continued to pound the northeastern city of Pemba and surrounding areas causing massive flooding and destruction.One death has been confirmed so far and 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast for the days ahead.The ...
Cyclone Kenneth continues to drench Mozambique
Nearly 200,000 people are in danger in the northern city of Pemba
5 killed as Cyclone Kenneth slams into Mozambique
Mozambique's National Institute of Disaster Management said Kenneth has destroyed more than 3,000 houses and displaced more than 18,000 people
Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity build airport parking lot mosque
The words of the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, are identical wherever it is sung, in every country where Muslims worship."Hayya 'alas salah" is sung around the globe five times a day, including outside a construction trailer parked in a remote lot at Philadelphia International Airport by a city ...
Kenya taps into technology to attract youth to farm
Innovators are betting on digital technologies to attract young people to an agriculture industry that currently is dominated by aging population
Sudan’s military rulers condemn attack on Islamist party
Sudan's ruling military council has condemned an attack by protesters on a meeting of an Islamist party close to deposed President Omar al-Bashir.In a statement issued late Saturday, the military council called on people to refrain from violence.Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday outside a building where the Popular Congress Party ...
Update: Houses collapse as floods rise in Mozambique
The Latest on Cyclone Kenneth's aftermath (all times local):10:25 a.m.The United Nations says houses have begun to collapse in parts of northern Mozambique as serious flooding begins in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth.In this photo provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), badly damaged ...