Update: Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds elephants

Africa 10/05/18, 08:03

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 ...

Rwandan ex-presidential challenger Rwigara freed on bail

Africa 10/05/18, 03:51

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

Africa 10/04/18, 21:20

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

Africa 10/04/18, 18:20

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 ...

Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts

Africa 10/04/18, 04:15

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

Africa 10/04/18, 02:34

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 ...

Mixed messages over Cameroon’s African Cup

Africa 10/03/18, 09:30

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 ...

Ethiopia faces reforms’ next steps as ruling coalition meets

Africa 10/03/18, 06:37

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

Africa 10/03/18, 05:18

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 ...