Libyan militias vow to stop commander’s move on Tripoli

Africa 04/05/19, 04:19

Militias in western Libya vowed Friday to confront a rival army commander's attempt to seize the capital, Tripoli, raising fears of renewed civil war in the oil-rich nation as the U.N. chief shuttled between the two sides, seeking to avert a major confrontation.The escalation comes after forces of Khalifa Hifter, ...

Update: Ethiopian families saddened by air crash report

Africa 04/04/19, 11:46

The Latest on the reactions to the preliminary report issued by the Ethiopian government on the March 10 crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff which killed all 157 people on board. (all times local):7:45 p.m.A sister of one of the crash victims of ...

Victorious Algerian protesters want other officials out

Africa 04/04/19, 07:23

Algerian protesters who succeeded in pushing out longtime President Abdelaziz Bouteflika now want other key officials to leave too.Demonstrators are planning new nationwide protests Friday to call for the departure of the men who head Algeria's government, legislature and constitutional court.They're dubbed "the three Bs" — Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui, ...

Photos: 25 years ago, images exposed Rwanda’s genocide

Africa 04/04/19, 06:26

Twenty-five years ago, Rwanda descended into an orgy of violence in which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were massacred by the majority Hutu population over a 100-day period in what was the worst genocide in recent history.The massacres, mostly by gangs wielding machetes, swept across Rwanda and groups of ...

Preliminary report says Ethiopia crew followed Boeing rules

Africa 04/04/19, 03:36

The preliminary report of the data from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month states that the flight crew performed all procedures from Boeing but could not control the jet.Ethiopia's Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges made the announcement at a press conference Thursday citing data from the doomed plane's ...

Lions lock in coach ahead of South African Super Rugby derby

Africa 04/03/19, 19:21

Having secured an important part of their long-term future, the Johannesburg-based Lions can focus on a more immediate challenge when they face the Durban-based Sharks in Super Rugby on Friday.The Lions this week announced they have re-signed head coach Swys de Bruin for the next two seasons.Initially as an assistant ...

Report: Pilots in doomed plane followed emergency steps

Africa 04/03/19, 13:38

Pilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing's emergency steps for dealing with a sudden downturn of the nose of their plane but could not regain control, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 ...

Ivanka Trump plans Africa trip to promote women’s initiative

Africa 04/03/19, 12:21

White House adviser Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Africa to promote a global women’s initiative she’s leading. President Donald Trump’s daughter will visit Ethiopia and Ivory Coast over four days this month. The White House said Wednesday that her schedule includes a women’s economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast ...

Algeria’s shake-up raises questions about energy industry

Africa 04/03/19, 10:41

The man who ruled Algeria for 20 years has resigned under pressure from protesters unhappy about years of economic decline and accusations of corruption.As the future of the country under new leadership remains unclear, questions are swirling about what will happen to its oil and gas industry.Here's a look at ...

Kenyan families of Ethiopian crash victims to sue

Africa 04/03/19, 10:12

A U.S.-based attorney says eight Kenyan families of people who died in an Ethiopian Airlines crash last month will sue Boeing, the manufacturer of the plane, and the airline for compensation.Carlos A. Velasquez said Wednesday in a press conference in Nairobi that it's early to tell "who did what and ...

Update: Sudanese protesters take heart from Algeria

Africa 04/03/19, 04:48

The Latest on the change of power in Algeria (all times local):10:45 a.m.The organizers behind months of anti-government demonstrations in Sudan are welcoming the resignation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in response to mass protests, and are expressing hope that Sudan's Omar al-Bashir will do the same.A crowd celebrates after ...

Cholera vaccination drive starts in Mozambique after cyclone

Africa 04/03/19, 04:48

A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900,000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease.Vaccinations are beginning on Wednesday morning in the hard-hit city of Beira, where most of the more than 1,400 cases have been reported since the outbreak ...

With president gone, Algerian officials plot next steps

Africa 04/03/19, 03:39

Algeria is facing a new era after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation — and questions about what happens next for this gas-rich country and ally to the West in fighting terrorism.Algeria's 12-member Constitutional Council is expected to meet Wednesday to confirm the departure. National television showed a frail Bouteflika handing his ...