Uganda clerics loved and loathed as 2016 elections near

Religious leaders say government and opposition both accuse them of taking bribes when they speak about something that does not appeal to their side By...

UPDATE 2 – Chad: 27 killed in ‘terrorist attacks’

Government steps up police surveillance in capital N'Djamena in wake of attacks N'DJAMENA, Chad – Twenty-seven people, including four militants, were killed Monday morning in a series of...

Indonesia: Rescuers battle tough terrain to reach plane

No road access to wreckage of Aviastar airline; mountain site covered with thick forests, blanket of fog By Ainur Rohmah JAKARTA - Rescuers are struggling to evacuate...

South Africa: Oscar Pistorius granted bail

Pistorius’s legal team will appeal former athlete's murder conviction in constitutional court By Hassan Isilow PRETORIA, South Africa – A South African high court on Tuesday...

8 killed in bus crash in N. Morocco

Eight people were killed and 21 others hurt on Tuesday when their bus overturned on the road linking Morocco's southeastern city of Ouarzazate to...

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...

US imposes sanctions on Burundi officials

Move follows political fallout after president successfully ran for third term WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday authorized the sanctioning of Burundi officials implicated...

Dozens feared dead as explosion rocks Nigeria’s Yola market

Blast comes hours after Nigeria, Chad pledge to renew efforts to crush Boko Haram By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria - As many as 25 people are...

Kenya gets ready to host Pope Francis

10,000 police deployed to protect Catholic pontiff on first trip to Africa By Magdalene Mukami NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyans in the capital Nairobi are in top...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ‘still popular’: Survey

-However, respondents also say they do not feel free to criticize 91-year-old ruler By John Cassim HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is trusted to...

Accreditation begins as Nigeria votes in presidential polls

Nigerian voters are queued to have themselves accredited as polling stations open across the country's 36 states for Saturday's presidential and parliamentary elections. "We are...

Nigerian presidential vote results expected Monday

The election commission said claims of irregularities were being investigated LAGOS (AA) - Nigeria's independent electoral body asserted on Sunday that the results of the...

WRAP – Nigeria’s Buhari leads Jonathan by 2.2 million votes

In 19 states announced so far.  Nigeria's opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari is leading the presidential race against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan with more than...

UPDATE – Jonathan, Buhari in dead heat for Nigeria presidency

Results collated and officially announced at the state level, puts Buhari in the lead Nigeria's incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari are...

Nigeria rescue raises hope among families of abducted girls

The news of rescuing scores of girls from a Boko Haram stronghold in northeastern Nigeria has raised hopes among families of schoolgirls abducted by...