More Africa Articles

  • 2 cases of deadly Ebola virus confirmed in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's health minister says two patients have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, which is already believed to have killed at least 70 people in neighboring Guinea. Walter Gwenigale told The Associated Press late Sunday that one patient was married to a...

  • 21 killed in shooting at Nigeria State Security HQ

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A shootout at Nigeria's State Security Services headquarters near the presidential villa killed at least 21 people Sunday, a government spokeswoman said of what appears to be an attempted jailbreak by Islamic extremists. Residents described shooting that went on for more...

  • Nigeria's president criticizes northeast governors

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan blamed governors in Nigeria's northeastern states for the country's Islamic uprising, saying their failure to provide social services created the climate for the insurgency that has killed more than 1,000 people so far this year. Jonathan...

  • Kenya police: Bomb explodes on man assembling it

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man died after an explosive device he was assembling blew up in a residential area in the capital, Kenyan police officials said Sunday. The explosion happened a day after the Australian government advised its citizens against travelling to Nairobi and the coastal town...

  • Senegal closes border with Guinea over Ebola fears

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal has closed its land border with neighboring Guinea to prevent the spread of the Ebola outbreak, which has killed at least 70 people. Senegal's Interior Ministry announced the border closure Saturday. It also said officials in the southern region of Kolda closed a...

  • Poll: Women's discrimination high in North Africa

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A new poll of 50,000 people across 34 African countries finds attitudes toward women's equality are dimmest in the predominantly Muslim north. The poll by Afrobarometer, conducted between 2011 and 2013, found women in general are at a disadvantage compared to men, but...

  • Suspect in Ivory Coast election deaths faces court

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former youth leader accused of involvement in murder, rapes and persecution during violence after Ivory Coast's 2010 elections declared his innocence Thursday as he appeared for the first time at the International Criminal Court. Charles Ble Goude looked...

  • Ebola victims quarantined in Guinea

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health workers in protective hazmat suits treated patients in quarantine centers on Tuesday in a remote corner of Guinea where Ebola has killed at least 60 people in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly virus in two decades. Seven patients are being hospitalized...

  • Kenya Wildlife Service struggles to stop poaching

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's wildlife authority said Tuesday it needs help to curb the escalation of killings of the country's endangered elephants and rhinos for ivory tusks and horns. Poachers have killed 18 rhinos and 51 elephants so far this year, Kenya Wildlife Service chief William...

  • Ethiopian lawmakers to pass bill deemed anti-gay

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's lawmakers are set to pass a bill that puts homosexuality on a list of offenses considered "non-pardonable" under the country's amnesty law, a measure that continues a trend of anti-gay legislation across Africa. The bill, endorsed last week by...

  • Sudan says 151 rebels slain in Darfur fighting

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan says a pro-government militia has killed 151 rebels in clashes this week in the country's restive Darfur region. The semi-official Sudanese Media Center says the rebels were killed in a counter-insurgency campaign. It quotes militia commander Abbas Abdel-Aziz as...

  • US sends more troops, aircraft to search for Kony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250. The beefed up U.S. assistance could be "the decisive game changer" in the...

  • Ebola outbreak in Guinea may spread to Liberia

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday. Health workers in Guinea are trying to contain the spread of the disease which causes severe...

  • 2 peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The regional peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says two of its soldiers were wounded in weekend fighting. Maj. Flavien Mulume, the acting commander of the Congolese contingent, said Monday that two Rwandan peacekeepers were wounded by...

  • Expert: Anti-Kony US deployment a 'game changer'

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.S. government's decision to deploy military aircraft and additional troops could be "the decisive game changer" in the hunt for fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony, whose notorious group, the Lord's Resistance Army, appears weaker than ever before amid growing...



From the Weekly Standard