Mattis vows no cut in military support for France in Mali

Europe 10/02/18, 08:25

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

Africa 10/02/18, 07:23

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. ...

In South Africa, endangered frogs get another chance

Africa 10/02/18, 04:45

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

U.S. 10/01/18, 21:03

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 ...

Suicide bomb targets Italian army trainers in Somali capital

Europe 10/01/18, 08:18

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

Europe 10/01/18, 08:17

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

Africa 10/01/18, 05:14

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 ...

Update: Migrants delayed by bad weather reach Malta

Europe 09/30/18, 08:07

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

Africa 09/29/18, 13:04

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 ...

Cameroon faces being dropped as African Cup host

Africa 09/29/18, 07:07

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 ...