Update: Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds elephants
The Latest on Melania Trump's visit to Africa (all times local):2:50 p.m.First lady Melania Trump with Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya's first lady, pets a baby elephant the at David Sheldrick Elephant & Rhino Orphanage at Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Mrs. Trump is visiting Africa on ...
US First Lady in Kenya Highlights Conservation, Visits Orphanage
The tour includes promoting the work of USAID
DRC Doctor, Yazidi Human Rights Activist Share Nobel Peace Prize
The award recognizes 'their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict'
Rwandan ex-presidential challenger Rwigara freed on bail
Former Rwandan presidential candidate Diane Rwigara was freed on bail on Friday after more than a year behind bars on charges she has called politically motivated after her outspoken challenge of one of Africa's most prominent leaders.A high court ordered the release of Rwigara and her mother, Adeline, with the ...
Melania Trump visits Kenyan national park, plans safari
Melania Trump is visiting a national park in Kenya to highlight animal conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady arrived at Nairobi National Park on Friday to learn about steps the east African nation is taking to conserve elephants and rhinos. She'll also go on a quick safari. Mrs. Trump plans to visit ...
Foley back at flyhalf for Australia, Pumas make 7 changes
Bernard Foley has been recalled to the starting lineup at flyhalf for Australia's final Rugby Championship match against Argentina on Saturday, while Pumas coach Mario Ledesma makes seven changes to his 23-man squad.Foley was benched for the last three tests as coach Michael Cheika explored an alternative playmaking partnership of ...
Somali Ex-Militant Leader Runs for Political Office
Former al-Shabab leader Mukhtar Robow, also known as Abu Mansour, seeks top office in South West regional state
Cameroon’s Biya Campaigns in Separatist Regions Under Tight Security
Outreach effort comes as President Paul Biya’s ruling party mocks opposition for avoiding troubled anglophone regions
Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts
The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo.The U.N. Security Council seeks an immediate end to hostilities as it leaves for a Congo visit Thursday. Human Rights Watch urges an investigation into massacres ...
All Blacks restore big guns for Springboks test
New Zealand restored regulars such as captain Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, and Owen Franks for the test with South Africa in the last round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.All three were rested last weekend for the test against Argentina in Buenos Aires, where an experimental side dispatched the Pumas ...
Under Fire About Economy, South Africa’s Ramaphosa Eyes Jobs Plan
More than two decades after end of white minority rule, South Africa still has one of highest jobless rates among major global economies
UN Security Council Heads to DRC Ahead of Polls
Trip, planned for Thursday to Monday, will be limited to Kinshasa and include officials from Netherland, United States, Bolivia, France and Equatorial Guinea
South African Schools to Teach Kiswahili in 2020
Kiswahili, known in English simply as Swahili, is touted by some as possible "pan-African" language
Aid Groups Denounce Burundi’s 3-Month Ban on NGOs
Suspended NGOs, including Doctors Without Borders and Catholic Relief Services, might have a chance to resume operations, if they comply with new government requirements
When Violence Flares, Ethiopia Continues to Turn Off Internet
In Ethiopia, an old pattern reemerges: Protesters take to the streets, and the government turns of the internet
Mixed messages over Cameroon’s African Cup
The head of the African soccer confederation says the body has "never thought" of removing Cameroon as host of next year's African Cup of Nations, a statement at odds with its position last week when it declined to back the country until at least two more inspection visits.Confederation of African ...
US First Lady continues Africa goodwill tour, with ‘Be Best’ campaign
U.S. first lady Melania Trump continues the first leg of her week-long tour of the African continent Wednesday -- her first major solo international trip since moving into the White House in 2017. M
Ethiopia faces reforms’ next steps as ruling coalition meets
Declaring "a true measure of leadership is not indispensability," Ethiopia's prime minister on Wednesday urged the next steps in the country's sweeping reforms as the ruling coalition that has led the country for decades opened its first congress since he took power in April.A true leader produces qualified successors and ...
South African artist talks art, apartheid with US students
South African artist Thokozani Mthiyane told dozens of children from a Brooklyn school to close their eyes and imagine "the worst scenario that you can."Then he told his hushed audience at a Johannesburg art gallery to "find a way out," through imagined trees and sky, to "where we would like ...
Report: African Countries Struggle to Contain Terror Groups
US State Department annual report indicates decline in terror attacks worldwide, but highlights that some African countries struggled to prevent expansion of various terror groups on continent in 2017