Russian Pussy Riot activist conscious after poisoning

Europe 09/25/18, 11:16

A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday he's recovering after two weeks in intensive care for a suspected poisoning while a fellow activist suggested he could have been targeted for looking into the killings of Russian journalists in Africa.Pyotr Verzilov has been at Berlin's Charite hospital ...

Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt

Africa 09/25/18, 07:22

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a "massive" ancient building in the town of Mit Rahina, 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, south of Cairo.This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a large Roman bath and a chamber likely for religious rituals, that was recently discovered in the ...

Prince William visits Africa ahead of UK wildlife conference

Africa 09/25/18, 05:47

Britain's Prince William is in Africa this week to discuss threats to conservation ahead of a London conference on the illegal wildlife trade.The Duke of Cambridge was in Namibia on Tuesday and will visit Tanzania and Kenya. On Monday he met Namibian Vice President Nangolo Mbumba. The prince's weeklong trip ...

Ivory Coast Ruling Coalition Splits over Feud

Africa 09/24/18, 15:09

Recent rift, exacerbated in part by President Alassane Ouattara cabinet reshuffle in July, strained relations and put coalition at risk ahead of local elections next month and presidential election in 2020

Uganda’s opposition pop star says he doesn’t feel safe

Africa 09/24/18, 11:37

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said on Monday he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, told reporters "I don't feel safe ...

Mandela statue at UN: ‘an inspiration … and a reminder’

Africa 09/24/18, 09:11

A statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled at the United Nations to honor the 100th anniversary of the late South African leader's birth.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at Monday's dedication that Mandela "embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity."A peace summit ...

Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 227

Africa 09/24/18, 08:09

Tanzania's government has launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to build a bigger ferry.Coffins of some of the victims of the MV Nyerere passenger ferry capsizing ...

Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

America 09/24/18, 00:15

Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman — the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism. The ...