Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | posted 11 minutes ago
Nigeria's military says it has rescued women and children taken hostage by Islamic extremists after an attack on a police barracks.
Dalatou Mamane and Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press | posted 21 minutes ago
With the help of French special forces, Niger's military on Friday killed the last two jihadists holed up inside a dormitory on the grounds of a military garrison in the desert town of Agadez, and freed at least two soldiers who had been held hostage by the extremists, according to French and Nigerien officials.
Tom Odula, Associated Press | posted 28 minutes ago
Patients at Kenya's only psychiatric hospital are often confined and immobilized using drugs that put them in a comatose-like state, factors that may have led to the recent escape of 40 male patients, an advocacy group said Friday.
Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press | posted 35 minutes ago
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged African leaders to implement a peace plan that the U.N. hopes will stabilize eastern Congo, a region long plagued by violence and which now is back on edge.
Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press | posted May 24th - 8:38am
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his top military commander Friday, the ouster apparently linked to turmoil over Museveni's alleged plan to have his son succeed him as head of state.
Associated Press | posted May 24th - 8:14am
A Zimbabwean human rights activist says he wants the nation's highest court to order prison authorities to ensure suspects in jail can receive their life-prolonging HIV/AIDS medications.
Associated Press | posted May 24th - 6:20am
In a story May 21 about U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visiting Mozambique, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mozambique became independent in 1974, instead of 1975.
Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press | posted May 23rd - 11:40am
A government spokesman says at least 15 people were injured, four of them by bullet wounds, during a protest in Guinea's capital between opposition parties and security forces. The clashes are the latest iteration in the ongoing fight between the country's opposition and the ruling party over the details of a much-delayed parliamentary election.
Associated Press | posted May 23rd - 11:32am
South Sudan's president is criticizing the International Criminal Court, saying the court is designed to humiliate African leaders.
Abdi Guled, Associated Press | posted May 23rd - 9:38am
A spate of attacks by Islamic insurgents in Somalia's capital is forcing investors, businessmen and aid workers to have second thoughts about expanding operations in Mogadishu.
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