Kenyan court frees 8 of 12 detained Muslim clerics

Clerics who were arrested Sunday were suspected of recruiting youths for al-Shabab group By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya – A Kenyan court has set free 8 of...

UPDATE 2 – Army kills senior Shia cleric in northwestern Nigeria

Islamic Movement claims 18 killed by Nigerian military; whereabouts of prominent Shia leader unknown UPDATES WITH MOVEMENT'S CLAIM OF 18 DEATHS, WHEREABOUTS OF LEADER UNKOWN LAGOS,...

Burundi remains tense as army confirms 87 death toll

Burundian army spokesman says Friday clashes have killed at least 79 anti-government protesters and eight soldiers BUJUMBURA, Burundi – The situation in Burundi remained tense...

South African court finds Pistorius guilty of murder

'Bladerunner' Paralympian faces 15-year sentence for killing girlfriend after manslaughter verdict overturned By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG - South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of...

Myanmar slams Nobel prize winners for Rohingya comments

Calls comments on alleged treatment of Rohingya by Desmond Tutu, Jose Ramos-Horta and Shirin Ebadi 'counterproductive… unbalanced and negative' By Joshua Carroll YANGON, Myanmar - Comments made...

Aging president’s health puts Algeria at crossroads

Speculation over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health leaves Algerians wondering who will lead country next ALGIERS, Algeria - On Algeria’s streets and on social-networking platforms, the rumors...

UN warns Burundi slipping into ‘full-fledged civil war’

At least 277 people have been killed in Burundi since the outbreak of the political and security crisis in April 2015, the UN has...

3 alleged Daesh ‘Jihadi brides’ appear in Kenya court

The three are one Tanzanian and two Kenyans Three women on Monday were brought before a court in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa  after having been...

South Africans march against government corruption

Marches mark launch of nationwide campaign to unite South Africans against scourge of corruption, protest organizer tells Anadolu Agency By Hassan Isilow PRETORIA, South Africa  - Thousands...

2 killed in attack on market in southeastern Somalia

At least two people were killed and five others injured on Saturday in an attack with a grenade in Afgoye, a town of the...

New round of South Sudan peace talks begins in Ethiopia

'We have no time to lose, particularly with regard to peace work,' Sudanese Vice President Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid says ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A new...

Dozens feared dead as explosion rocks Nigeria’s Yola market

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) As many as 25 people are believed to have died as a suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday night...

Twelve policemen killed in Tunis bomb attack

Authorities declare 30-day state of emergency while president prepares to make public address TUNIS, Tunisia – A bomb exploded in the capital of Tunisia on Tuesday near a...

1 dead, 240 injured in S. Africa train crash

Rail accidents are uncommon in South AfricaBy Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG – One person died on Tuesday and 240 others were injured when two commuter...

Fleeing militants ‘burn homes, bodies’ in Nigeria’s Borno

The army is yet to comment on the attack LAGOS – Suspected Boko Haram militants late Sunday torched homes and burnt the corpses of people...