Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is freed on bail
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
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
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 ...
Kenya’s deaf rugby team hopes to match national team’s success
The team, in training for just more than a year, has big dreams
Violent standoff in Tripoli; civilians displaced, suffering
Almost a month into the war for Libya’s capital, families are beleaguered, exhausted and many remain displaced
South African voters, long staunch ANC supporters, seek change
Apathy, cynicism strike hearts and minds in the ANC’s heartland as S Africa readies for major vote May 8
Sudan tensions spike as military push to clear protester barricades
Protesters responded by fortifying obstacles around protest camp and calling for mass rally to pressure the military to hand over power to civilians
UN panel: South Sudan killed activists
Activists in South Sudan concluded the disappearance of the two critics was the workings of authorities in South Sudan and Kenya
Sudanese threaten general strike in standoff with military
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
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
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 ...
Critics slam multimillion-dollar deal between South Sudan, US-based lobbying firm
Contract calls for South Sudan to pay Gainful Solutions $3.7 million to 'delay and ultimately block' formation of hybrid court
Terror attacks on the rise in Burkina Faso
Deadly attacks kill at least 65 this month in the West African nation
Sudan’s military rulers to protesters: No more ‘chaos’
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 ...
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