More Africa Articles

  • In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups. Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer, said he engaged in "treasonous exchanges" over Skype...

  • Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10 oil workers from the violence, but not before...

  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. There is no vaccine and no cure for the deadly virus, and its appearance in West Africa, far from its usual sites in...

  • Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital. Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of...

  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday. Eric Kongbo said that the fighters — former members of the Seleka rebel alliance and...

  • A look at the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been killed so far this year in attacks blamed on the Nigerian radical group Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language. The terrorist network's mission is to force an Islamic state on Nigeria,...

  • Gambia won't take passengers from Ebola-hit areas

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambian authorities have written a letter to airlines flying into the West African country saying they cannot pick up passengers from countries where there have been suspected cases of Ebola. An ongoing outbreak of the virus has claimed more than 100 lives in Guinea and...

  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

    RWAMAGNA, Rwanda (AP) — Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi. That's a positive sign for Rwanda, which is now observing the 20th anniversary of its genocide, a three-month killing spree that, according...

  • Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and rhinos, an official with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday. Richard...

  • Nigeria complains about Mugabe calling it corrupt

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The official News Agency of Nigeria reports Zimbabwe's envoy has been called in for a complaint about President Robert Mugabe's remarks about corruption in Nigeria. It says the ministry of foreign affairs on Thursday told Zimbabwean diplomat Stanley Kunjeku that Nigeria...

  • 2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Gunmen inside an airport in Somalia shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.N. mission in the country said Monday. A U.N. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information hadn't yet been made...

  • Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority. Bloodcurdling screams and sorrowful...

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable." On Monday, Rwanda will mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide. Obama says he honors the memory of those who...

  • Rwanda genocide: Man and victim now friends

    NYAMATA, Rwanda (AP) — She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both. Yet today, despite coming from opposite sides of an unspeakable shared past, Alice Mukarurinda and Emmanuel Ndayisaba are friends. She is the treasurer and he...

  • C. African Republic peacekeeper injured in clash

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A Burundian soldier has been wounded while trying to stop an attack by a Christian militia in Central African Republic's capital. An Associated Press reporter witnessed the altercation Saturday in Bangui's Benz VI neighborhood. Around a dozen militia...



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