- 3rd Nigerian sister valedictorian at Dillard U in Louisiana Updated: May-06-16 12:48 am
NEW ORLEANS - A Nigerian woman is following her two older sisters as valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans.
- Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse Updated: May-05-16 8:08 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing.
- Libya official: IS suicide bomber kills 5 militiamen in west Updated: May-05-16 2:39 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - An Islamic State suicide bomber on Thursday rammed his car into a checkpoint in the country's west manned by a militia from the western city of Misrata, killing five militiamen, according to a Libyan militia leader in the city.
- 3 share 1st-round lead at Trophee Hassan Updated: May-05-16 2:28 pm
RABAT, Morocco - Francesco Laporta of Italy, Thomas Linard of France and Jason Scrivener of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to share the lead on the first day of the Trophee Hassan II on Thursday.
- South Dakota farm operation a melting pot of foreign workers Updated: May-05-16 12:58 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - One man's farming operation has become a melting pot of foreign workers.
- Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement Updated: May-05-16 12:03 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.
- Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite Updated: May-05-16 10:34 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents to become cash hunter-gatherers.
- South Africa: Buildings at 17 schools burned in protests Updated: May-05-16 8:18 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African authorities say buildings at 17 schools in a provincial area were set on fire during several days of violence by residents who oppose an administration plan for their area.
- Congo buries its king of rumba, world music star Papa Wemba Updated: May-04-16 3:58 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Thousands of Congolese attended the funeral Wednesday of Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba.
- Zoo announces Carl Jones as Indianapolis Prize recipient Updated: May-04-16 3:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Zoo has selected Carl Jones as this year's recipient of an award honoring animal conservationists who have made notable contributions to the field.
- Morocco arrests suspect linked to Islamic State group Updated: May-04-16 1:41 pm
RABAT, Morocco - Morocco's Interior Ministry says a person suspected of ties with the Islamic State group in Libya has been arrested.
- Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls Updated: May-04-16 1:32 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year, 11 diplomats from western countries said Wednesday.
- Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million Updated: May-04-16 1:01 pm
LONDON - It's a rock for the ages.
- Kenya: 2 men challenge constitutionality of anal probe Updated: May-04-16 12:44 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A lawyer said Wednesday she has submitted the arguments during the first day of a hearing where two men are seeking a Kenyan court ruling to stop enforced anal examinations of men accused of being gay.
- Rebels kill at least 17 civilians in eastern Congo Updated: May-04-16 12:36 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - A Congo rights group that tracks rebel violence says that at least 17 civilians have been killed in the country's east.
- Lesedi la Rona among largest diamonds ever found Updated: May-04-16 12:19 pm
LONDON - The 1,109-carat Lesedi la Rona diamond, to be sold by Sotheby's in London on June 29, is one of the biggest gem-quality diamonds ever discovered. It joins an elite list of hefty rocks:
- Burundi's former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies Updated: May-04-16 12:08 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's government says former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza has died in Belgium, where he received medical care for two weeks.
- Egypt's journalists vow to go on strike if minister stays Updated: May-04-16 11:49 am
CAIRO - Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, saying the media would go on strike next week if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met.
- Group: 13 Peuhls killed in latest attacks in Mali Updated: May-04-16 10:53 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Pro-government militia killed four members of the Peuhl ethnic group in central Mali and then struck again at the funeral, killing nine more victims, a local community group said Wednesday.
- Egypt court acquits Mubarak-era premier of graft Updated: May-04-16 9:59 am
CAIRO - An Egyptian court has acquitted a former prime minister of graft charges in the latest retrial linked to his time serving under longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
- Malta's premier visits Libya to discuss migration, security Updated: May-04-16 9:55 am
VALLETTA, Malta - Malta's prime minister became the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a unity government following a U.N.-brokered agreement, meeting the Libyan prime minister-designate at a naval base near Tripoli's international airport.
- Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat Updated: May-04-16 9:09 am
ALGIERS, Algeria - Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court.
- 3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo Updated: May-03-16 3:21 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo.
- Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics Updated: May-03-16 3:03 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday
- WADA suspends accreditation of Africa's only doping lab Updated: May-03-16 2:03 pm
MONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday suspended the accreditation of the drug-testing laboratory in South Africa, the only accredited facility in Africa, until after the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.