Africa

South Sudan: Thousands Risk Starvation Amid Nile Blockade

JUBA, South Sudan— Thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River...




  • FILE - In this Sunday, April 29, 2012 file photo, the town of Obo, where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), is seen from the air in the Central African Republic. Uganda's government said Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, that it wants to try Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen, who recently surrendered to U.S. Forces and is in U.S. custody in Central African Republic, for war crimes and crimes against humanity, instead of at the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    Wildlife Activists Concerned Over Uganda-Congo Border Oil

    KAMPALA, Uganda—Activists on Thursday urged Uganda’s government to reverse a decision to open for oil drilling a wildlife park on Uganda’s border with Congo, saying... Read more

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    Egypt Court Delays Verdict in Al-jazeera Reporters’ Retrial

    CAIRO—A Cairo court on Thursday postponed the final verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English reporters for next week, in a blow to the... Read more

  • Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud discusses security and political issues in Somalia, during a question and answer session after a speech on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Somalia President: No Elections in 2016

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—Somalia’s president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency. Opposition... Read more

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    Libya Court Sentences Gadhafi Son to Death for 2011 Killings

    TRIPOLI, Libya—Moammar Gadhafi’s son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on... Read more

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, right, inspects the honor guard as he arrives to meet with Ethiopian prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, Monday, July 27, 2015.  (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

    Obama Draws Criticism for Saying Ethiopia Is Democratic

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama’s remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Obama made the comment... Read more

  • This Friday Oct. 31, 2014 image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, center, has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said Friday more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. (AP Photo)

    Nigerian Leader Visits Cameroon as Boko Haram Attacks

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support... Read more

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    Somalia Hotel Truck Bomb Toll Rises to 15

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—The massive truck bomb that killed 15 people, including a Kenyan diplomat, and wrecked Somalia’s premier hotel has stunned the capital and raised fears... Read more

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    Al-shabab Suicide Truck Bomb Hits Main Somali Hotel, Kills 8

    MOGADISHU, Somalia— A suicide bomber rammed a truck rigged with explosives into the outer wall of one of Mogadishu’s most secure hotels, severely damaging the... Read more

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    Obama’s Visit Raises Ethiopia’s Stature Amid Rights Concerns

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— Like the visit to Kenya, President Barack Obama’s trip Sunday to Ethiopia represents the first time a sitting U.S. president has been... Read more

  • In this Monday, June 29, 2015 file photo, a hooded Tunisian police officer stands guard ahead of the visit of top security officials of Britain, France, Germany and Belgium at the scene of Friday's shooting attack in front of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in the Mediterranean resort of Sousse, Tunisa. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    Tunisia Overwhelmingly Passes Anti-Terror Law

    TUNIS, Tunisia—Tunisia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to pass the country’s new anti-terror law after a pair of devastating attacks against tourists, but critics fear the new... Read more

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    White House Notebook: Kenya Says It’s No Terror Hotbed

    NAIROBI, Kenya— Kenyans eager to have their country in the spotlight during President Barack Obama’s visit have been irked by a news report describing the... Read more

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    Kenyan Security on High Alert Ahead of Obama Visit

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) —A massive security operation is in place to protect President Barack Obama during his visit to Kenya, which has been frequently targeted... Read more

  • South Sudan Violence

    Rights Group: South Sudan Troops Committed War Crimes

    JUBA, South Sudan—An international human rights group says South Sudanese troops committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity by killing and raping civilians during... Read more

  • An Italian Police officer stands next to mug shots of alleged migrant traffickers shown during a press conference, in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Monday, April 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)

    Italy: 4 Italians Kidnapped in Libya Near Eni Complex

    ROME—Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya near an industrial complex owned by the Italian energy giant Eni in the western city of... Read more

  • South Africa Surfer Shark Attack

    3-Time World Champ Fights Off Shark During South Africa Comp

    JOHANNESBURG—Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a... Read more

  • FILE - In this April, 2008, file photo, people swim and surf in the Pacific Ocean at Cardiff State Beach near Solana Beach, Calif., close to an area where a man was killed by a shark. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

    Surfer Fights Off Shark During South Africa Competition

    JOHANNESBURG — Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world... Read more


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