Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is freed on bail

Africa 05/02/19, 08:52

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine was freed on bail Thursday after spending three nights in a maximum-security prison.The lawmaker, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is charged with disobeying statutory authority. He faces trial over staging a street protest in July against a tax on social media.Prosecutors ...

Sudanese to hold mass rally amid standoff with generals

Africa 05/02/19, 04:38

Sudan's protest movement plans to hold a mass rally as it steps up pressure on the military to hand over power to civilians following last month's overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.The Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, a coalition led by the Sudanese Professionals Association, has called for ...

On cyclone-shattered island in Mozambique, shock and debris

Africa 05/02/19, 03:46

Cyclone Kenneth in northern Mozambique ripped the island of Ibo apart. Nearly a week after the storm roared in, a visit by The Associated Press found widespread devastation.Roofs were peeled away from the overwhelming majority of homes. Wells were contaminated, leaving drinking water a growing concern.Thousands of residents who were ...

Sudanese threaten general strike in standoff with military

Africa 05/01/19, 03:54

The organizers of Sudan's protests have threatened a general strike and civil disobedience as tensions escalate with the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.The Sudanese Professionals Association and its allies, which organized the four months of demonstrations that drove al-Bashir from power on April ...

Mozambique church a refuge for Muslim cyclone survivors

Africa 05/01/19, 01:26

Next to a marble pulpit inside a Catholic church, a young Muslim girl chases around with other children.The church has become a home for her and nearly 1,000 others from different faiths as they wait out the aftermath of Mozambique's latest devastating cyclone.Situated in the heart of this predominantly Muslim ...

Congo Ebola cases hit record for most reported in single day

Africa 04/30/19, 15:59

The woman spent more than a week at home sick before family members tried to take her to an Ebola treatment center in eastern Congo. Before the motorcycle could reach the facility, it was too late.Her crumpled body rested against the driver's back as he worriedly made phone calls, witnesses ...

Sudan’s military rulers to protesters: No more ‘chaos’

Africa 04/30/19, 10:19

Sudan's ruling military council on Tuesday warned protesters against any further "chaos" as organizers call for mass rallies later this week.Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, said council members "are committed to negotiate, but no chaos after today." He reiterated the military's demand that protesters ...

Algerian ex-prime minister summoned in corruption probe

Africa 04/30/19, 08:40

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 ...

‘Incredibly difficult’ to reach Mozambique cyclone survivors

Africa 04/30/19, 02:53

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

Africa 04/29/19, 19:55

'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