PHOTOS: Migrant families wait, torn between hope, grief

Africa 12/20/18, 02:37

Barely 20 years old, Mariama Konte was neither widow nor wife.For nearly four years, she told her two young children that their father is traveling for work. Only in the last few weeks has she begun to accept the possibility that Abdrahamane drowned at sea, like so many migrants from ...

Hunt for names in deadly migrant shipwreck yields more dead

Africa 12/20/18, 02:09

The quest to trace the identities of all the victims of the Mediterranean's deadliest migrant shipwreck has instead revealed that the sinking was far deadlier than anyone knew.One of the two investigators on the project, tracing families and survivors in Africa, has confirmed that the boat that sank on April ...

Rallies banned in Congo’s capital city days before elections

Africa 12/19/18, 11:46

Days before Congo's elections, the Kinshasa's governor banned campaign rallies in the capital city, citing security concerns.The capital's governor Andre Kimbuta on Wednesday cancelled all political rallies in the city for the 21 candidates vying for the presidency in the Dec. 23 elections.Kimbuta issued a communique saying he had information ...

Zimbabwe inquiry finds army, police killed 6 during protest

Africa 12/18/18, 13:31

Zimbabwean soldiers and police used "unjustified and disproportionate" force to kill 6 people during election protests in August, according to an official report released Tuesday.The report was widely seen as a test of whether the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa would disown the kind of harsh action by security forces ...

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

Africa 12/17/18, 18:20

Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer. The U.S. military said Monday it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more ...