Ethiopia Ruling Coalition Congress to Test Faith in Reformist PM
The gathering of more than 1,000 party officials is likely to re-elect Abiy Ahmed as chairman in what would be effectively a vote of confidence in his leadership
Liberia Central Bank Denies It Lost $100 Million
Scandal has saddled President George Weah with his biggest political crisis since he took office in January
Young Ugandans Protest Entrenched Power
Ugandan youth say they want change at the highest levels of their country’s government
Mattis vows no cut in military support for France in Mali
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. will not reduce its support for the French-led military operations against insurgents in Mali.Speaking alongside Mattis at a press conference Tuesday in Paris, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the Pentagon chief reassured her that any changes in U.S. operations or forces ...
Melania Trump arrives in Ghana, 1st stop on Africa tour
Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana to open her first major solo international trip as U.S. first lady.She landed in the capital of Accra on Tuesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington and was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini U.S. ...
US Airstrike Kills 9 al-Shabab Militants in Somalia
The strike was conducted after an insurgent attack on government forces
In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance
Conservationists are monitoring some 200 endangered frogs that were released along South Africa's coastline after a captive-breeding program at the Johannesburg Zoo.The release last month of the Pickersgill's reed frogs happened in KwaZulu-Natal province, where the species' wetland habitat along the Indian Ocean coast has come under severe pressure from ...
Update: Melania Trump departs Washington on Africa trip
The Latest on Melania Trump's trip to Africa (all times local): 6:20 p.m. First lady Melania Trump boards a plane, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Africa. Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the ...
UN Invites Western Sahara Parties for New Talks in December
U.N. Special Envoy for Western Sahara invites foreign ministers of Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania as well as the secretary general of the Polisario Front for a meeting in Geneva
Al-Shabab Attacks EU Convoy in Mogadishu, Two Killed
The car, packed with explosives and driven by a suicide bomber, reportedly hit an armored military vehicle belonging to the Italian military
UN: New Commitment to Refugees Needed as Global Crisis Grows
Increasing numbers of people flee conflict and persecution as more countries close their doors to them
Suicide bomb targets Italian army trainers in Somali capital
A suicide car bomber on Monday targeted a European Union military convoy carrying Italian military trainers in the Somali capital, a Somali police officer said.Two members of the Italian military and a Somali soldier, right, walk next to a damaged armored personnel carrier after an attack on a European Union ...
ICC prosecutors urge judges to continue Ivory Coast trial
International Criminal Court prosecutors urged judges Monday to continue the trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a government ex-minister on trial for their alleged involvement in deadly violence that erupted after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.Lawyers for Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude filed ...
Mickey Mouse gets African wardrobe options for 90th birthday
Mickey Mouse is getting an African look for his 90th birthday.At Disney's invitation, 10 South African artists each painted and adorned a statue of the cartoon character, using colors, patterns and imagery that reflect the continent's cultural diversity and giving him more wardrobe options than his usual white gloves, red ...
Cameroon President Launches Campaign on Northern Border
President Paul Biya says he has successfully pushed militant group Boko Haram beyond country's borders and urgently needs to be re-elected in October 7 presidential poll so he can rebuild what was destroyed
South Sudanese Surgeon to Use Nansen Award to Aid War Victims
Evan Atar Adha says he will use Award's $150,000 cash prize to upgrade his ill-equipped hospital, so he can save more lives
Update: Migrants delayed by bad weather reach Malta
The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local):4:50 p.m.A group of migrants who were stuck at sea in bad weather for five days have arrived in Malta after being transferred to a Maltese naval vessel from a humanitarian rescue ship.The Maltese government said Sunday the 58 passengers would be ...
South Africa beats Wallabies 23-12 in Rugby Championship
South Africa scored an intercept try inside the first 30 seconds then defended for almost all of the second half in a 23-12 win over Australia in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.Aphiwe Dyantyi poached Kurtley Beale's long pass on the Australia tryline in the first skirmishes to put the Springboks ...
UN Expert: Repressions in Sudan Continue
‘Political rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, assembly, the press and freedom of religion,’ being curtailed expert says
Cameroon faces being dropped as African Cup host
Cameroon is at risk of being stripped of its hosting duties for next year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament over serious delays in building infrastructure and deadly violence in a region due to stage games.Tournament organizer the Confederation of African Football says Saturday after an executive committee meeting in ...