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

Uganda: Opposition pop star Bobi Wine jailed over protest

Africa 04/29/19, 10:55

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

Africa 04/29/19, 08:08

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

Africa 04/29/19, 07:04

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

Africa 04/29/19, 04:05

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 ...

Mozambique’s 2nd cyclone floods northeastern centers

Africa 04/29/19, 01:17

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 ...

Muslim cabbies’ ingenuity build airport parking lot mosque

Africa 04/28/19, 14:35

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 ...

Sudan’s military rulers condemn attack on Islamist party

Africa 04/28/19, 05:02

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

Africa 04/28/19, 03:28

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 ...