Bouteflika believed to be returning to Algeria from Geneva
Longtime president would be returning amid three consecutive weeks of protests against his bid for fifth term
Update: Plane with Algerian leader takes off from Geneva
The Latest on Algeria's president (all times local):4:05 p.m.An Algerian government plane believed to be carrying President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has taken off from Geneva airport after about two weeks of medical treatment in Switzerland.Algerians gather for a demonstration in Algiers, Friday, March 8, 2019. A festive crowd of thousands of ...
No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines crash en route to Kenya
A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard, authorities said. More than 30 nationalities were among the dead. It was not clear what caused the plane to go down in clear weather. The pilot sent out a distress call and was given ...
Top Algeria party seeks end of crisis on regime change calls
The top Algerian party backing beleaguered President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has broken its silence over massive demonstrations demanding the end of the regime, saying it's ready to work with all parties to end the crisis.The National Liberation Front, or FLN, said in a statement Sunday that it wants to find a ...
Update: Ethiopian Airlines shares image from crash
The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):2:45 p.m.Ethiopian Airlines has published a photo that appears to show its CEO standing amid the wreckage of the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.The airplane crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south ...
Attackers in Congo hit newly reopened Ebola treatment center
Such strikes on treatment centers have greatly complicated the latest Ebola virus outbreak
Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead
Armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo's deadly outbreak on Saturday, with the mayor reporting one police officer killed.The early-morning attack in Butembo came less than a week after the treatment center reopened following an attack last month, which forced aid group Doctors ...
Historic protests challenge fragile Algerian leader, regime
Algeria is at a turning point, led by citizens young and old peacefully protesting against the 20-year rule of ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.The powerful military is girding against eventual chaos, while protesters in the North African nation are relishing the notion of an Algeria reborn. But there are no ...
Local praise singers in Nigeria serve as tool for politicians
Political praise singing in Nigeria dates back several decades and has become a tool for many politicians here
UN notes progress mixed with challenges in South Sudan
UN's South Sudan envoy says overall violence is down, but implementation of Revitalized Peace Agreement is behind schedule
Tens of thousands demonstrate against fifth term for Algerian president Bouteflika
Arab media are reporting that Algerian security forces cut transportation links between parts of the country and the capital, Algiers, on Friday, as opposition groups held large protests against ailin
Uganda calls for coordinated action against militants
The U.N. envoy urges Africa's Great Lakes countries to address the root causes of conflicts in the region
Kenyan women march against gender-based violence
The demonstrators called on the government to develop an action plan to prevent abuse against women
Zimbabwe’s capital introduces two-day water supplies
Residents fear the plan will spark water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid in the city
Algerian opposition parties, unions back street protests
More than a dozen political parties and unions have thrown their support behind widening street protests against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and denounced the government's "stubborn" hold on power.More protests are planned for Friday challenging Bouteflika's fitness to run for a fifth term. The Algerian leader has been in power ...
Women living with albinism struggle to find a good job
Albinism is a noncontagious and genetically inherited condition that occurs worldwide, regardless of ethnicity or gender
US general: Troops cuts don’t impact Somalia, Libya missions
Planned troop cuts on the African continent will have no impact on counterterror operations in Libya and Somalia, where American airstrikes target insurgents, the top U.S. commander for Africa told Congress Thursday. General Thomas D. Waldhauser, head of U.S. Africa Command, said about 300 troops will be cut by June 2020, ...
Doctors, lawyers rally against Algeria’s Bouteflika
Demonstrators seek the identities of those responsible for the medical certificate clearing the way for the ailing 82-year-old president to seek a fifth term
Chimps varied “culture” matters for conservation, study says
Some chimpanzee groups are stone-throwers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use sticks to fish for algae.As researchers learn more about Homo sapiens' closest living genetic relatives, they are also discovering more about the diversity of behaviors within chimpanzee groups — activities learned, at ...
South Sudan’s new government likely won’t be formed by deadline
The government and rebel groups are supposed to form a transitional government by May 12 under terms of the peace deal signed last year