Update: Ebola deaths top 1,000 in Congo outbreak

Africa 05/03/19, 13:24

The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo (all times local):7:15 p.m.Congo's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have died in an Ebola outbreak that started in August.FILE - In this Sunday, Sept 9, 2018 file photo, Kasereka Mulanda, 24, talks with his wife who is suffering from the ...

Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Africa 05/03/19, 11:45

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Friday, television and radio stations in Uganda were being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in court.Journalists have protested the ordered suspension of news leaders at 13 stations over what the Uganda Communications Commission called "repeated breach of minimum broadcasting ...

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage ‘humbled’ over global music deal

Africa 05/03/19, 10:02

Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage says there's a "revolution going on" in African music and she is "very humbled and excited" to take her music to a worldwide audience."It's a beautiful journey, it's history in the making," Savage said Thursday of her newly announced recording deal.Savage is one of the world's ...

Sudan protesters tone down demands in standoff with military

Africa 05/03/19, 04:09

Sudanese protesters have toned down some of their demands in an attempt to ease tensions with the ruling military council that took over the country after ousting President Omar al-Bashir last month.The protesters, who had rallied for over four months against al-Bashir's 30-year rule, are demanding the military hand over ...

More than 1 million children affected by Mozambique cyclones

Africa 05/03/19, 03:39

Isabella Mussa has not set foot in a classroom or read a book for the past week. For the 13-year-old, displaced by a deadly cyclone in northern Mozambique, it feels like a lifetime.Yet she is called one of the lucky ones. More than 1 million children have been affected by ...

Germany’s Merkel arrives in Niger on West Africa tour

Africa 05/02/19, 12:49

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Niger for the final stop of her three-nation West Africa tour.Earlier on Thursday Merkel met with some of the 850 German soldiers who are serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.She had started the day by meeting with university students in ...

With albinism, musician Lazarus finds light in the darkness

Africa 05/02/19, 12:41

Lazarus Chigwandali, a Malawian street musician with albinism, was once lured into a car.He was kidnapped, and the plan was to cut up his body and sell his parts to witch doctors, who would use them in potions thought to bring good luck.It sounds surreal — but it is the ...

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 ...