Africa

El-Sissi Says Egypt Submarine Headed to Plane Crash Site

This still image taken from video posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows an Egyptian dinghy collecting wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)
This still image taken from video posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows an Egyptian dinghy collecting wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

CAIRO—Egypt’s president said on Sunday a submarine belonging to his country’s Oil Ministry was headed to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in...




  • Egyptians shout slogans against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a protest against the decision to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in front of the Press Syndicate, in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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    ‘Ghost Ship’ Washes Up Ashore With Not a Soul Onboard

    An abandoned oil tanker from Panama has washed up on the shores of West Africa, prompting questions about what happened to the ship’s crew.  The 210-foot-long... Read more

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    Leopard Snatches 6-Year-Old Boy at South African Game Reserve

    A boy was attacked and dragged by a leopard at a South African game reserve. Kellan Denny, 6, was playing with his eight-year-old brother near... Read more

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    Oxford Student Boasts About How He Made Waitress Cry ‘Typical White Tears’

    A waitress who was taunted by a black Oxford University student has received thousands of dollars in donations. The Oxford student, Ntokozo Qwabe, who is... Read more

  • Firemen stand by at the ready as pyres of ivory are set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, on April 30, 2016. Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya Burns 105 Tons of Ivory Tusks

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest... Read more

  • Congolese music star Papa Wemba performs during the Femua music festival in Abidjan on April 24, 2016 before collapsing on stage. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Legendary Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dead at 66

    Papa Wemba, the King of Rhumba Rock has died. He was 66. Wemba, born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, collapsed on stage during his performance at... Read more

  • Libyans wave their national flag during a demonstration marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Moammar Gadhafi, in the city of Benghazi, the 2011 uprising's birthplace, on Feb. 17, 2016. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Years After Gadhafi’s Fall, Is Libya Any Closer to Political Stability?

    After five years of violence and political instability, Libya may be on the verge of forming a stable government, after the self-declared administration in Tripoli... Read more

  • United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power reads before a vote to support a United Nations resolution endorsing a cease-fire in Syria, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

    Samantha Power, US Ambassador: Convoy Kills Young Boy During Cameroon Trip

    Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was headed to a northern Cameroon refugee camp on April 18 when her convoy struck and... Read more

  • This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. (AP Photo/File)

    Video Appears to Show Some Kidnapped Chibok Girls Alive

    LAGOS, Nigeria—A schoolmate says she cried with joy when she saw a Boko Haram video appearing to show some of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls, with... Read more

  • Wednesday Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, shows Zahra'u Babangida, a 13 year-old girl arrested with explosives strapped to her body in Kano Nigeria. The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased 10-fold in a year. (AP Photo/File)

    UNICEF: One in Five Suicide Bombers Used by Boko Haram Are Children

    The number of children involved in Boko Haram suicide attacks has increased dramatically, said a UNICEF report on April 12. The number increased from 4 in... Read more

  • A Djiboutian electoral agent searching for a voters card at a polling station in Djibouti on March 22, 2016. Elections in Djibouti are scheduled to be held in April 2016. Current President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has been in office since May 8, 1999, is up for re-election. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Month of Elections and Referendums Paints a Mixed Picture of African Democracy

    Africa is coming off a long run of elections and referendums that embody the good, the bad, and the ugly of the continent’s democracies. In... Read more

  • A technician checks operations at Guinea's largest bauxite mining firm, Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG), at Kamsar, a town north of the capital Conakry, on Oct. 23, 2008. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Can Guinea Tap Into Its $200 Billion Resources?

    Despite the slowdown in the Chinese economy and the resulting slump in commodity prices, a consortium of Chinese, Singaporean, and Guinean companies are due to... Read more

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    Eight Weeks After He Was Rescued, This Is What the Nigerian ‘Witch’ Boy Looks Like Now

    Earlier this year, there were a handful of disturbing pictures floating around on social media of a starving two-year-old Nigerian boy strolling the streets naked... Read more

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    Amazing Recovery of Nigerian ‘Witch Child’ Just Months After Being Left for Dead by His Parents

    A two-year-old Nigerian boy who was close to death before being rescued by a charity worker has grown healthy and is “really enjoying life now.”... Read more

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    Mohawk the Lion Is Fatally Shot by Kenya Wildlife Rangers

    A lion was killed on March 30 by Kenyan wildlife rangers, who opened fire after it attacked a man outside capital city Nairobi. Mohawk, 13, was... Read more

  • The wreckage of a car used for a suicide bombing sits outside a police academy in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Wasameh)

    Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 9 in Central Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—A suicide bombing in central Somalia killed at least nine people and wounded 10 others, a police official said Thursday. The bomber blew himself... Read more


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