- Burkina Faso court rejects candidate of former ruling party Updated: Aug-29-15 3:10 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - A court in Burkina Faso on Saturday rejected the chosen presidential candidate of the former ruling party, prompting threats of a boycott of the vote in October.
- 38 girls, young women killed in Swaziland crash, says group Updated: Aug-29-15 3:07 pm
JOHANNESBURG - At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival, a rights group said on Saturday.
- Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison Updated: Aug-29-15 3:04 pm
CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison for broadcasting "false news," on Saturday, sparking international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over free speech just over a year into general-turned-politician Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidency.
- Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency Updated: Aug-29-15 2:08 pm
ATLANTA - To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter's battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar.
- Mozambican journalist, known for crime reporting, killed Updated: Aug-29-15 1:44 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - A veteran Mozambican journalist, known for his crime reporting, was gunned down on the streets of the capital.
- South Sudan fighting persists as cease-fire approaches: UN Updated: Aug-29-15 1:16 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - Violent clashes continued between South Sudan's warring factions Saturday before a cease-fire is to come into effect on Sunday, U.N., government and rebel officials said.
- Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members 1 day after verdict Updated: Aug-29-15 12:49 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad executed by firing squad 10 members of Boko Haram on Saturday, the security minister said, marking the first use of the death penalty since the country bolstered its anti-terror measures last month.
- Libya migrant disaster death toll rises to 117 Updated: Aug-29-15 11:56 am
TRIPOLI, Libya - Rescue workers have recovered 12 more bodies off the Libyan coast, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117, Libyan authorities said on Saturday.
- Officials: 7 die in Nigeria air force plane crash Updated: Aug-29-15 11:46 am
KADUNA, Nigeria - The Nigerian air force says one of its aircraft has crashed into a residential house in Kaduna state killing all four crew and three passengers.
- Nigeria: Boko Haram used teenager to spy on airport Updated: Aug-29-15 10:55 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram infiltrated the capital's main airport and was using a teenager to carrying out surveillance, Nigeria's intelligence agency said.
- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- French soldier killed in accidental shooting in Mali Updated: Aug-29-15 7:16 am
BAMAKO, Mali - France's defense ministry says a French soldier deployed in Mali has died after being accidentally shot by a fellow soldier at a military camp.
- Eugene's 'Birdman' nearing record for bird species seen Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Ever since avid birdwatcher Noah Strycker read the Guinness World Records book long ago, he knew he wanted to set a world record.
- African superstars, Bono in campaign to empower women Updated: Aug-28-15 6:34 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world.
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.
- Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm
VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.
- Armed group frees 163 children in Central African Republic Updated: Aug-28-15 3:23 pm
BATANGAFO, Central African Republic - A militia group released 163 children from its ranks on Friday in Central African Republic, a country where as many as 10,000 youth have become ensnared in the sectarian violence between armed groups since 2013.
- Yaya Toure opts out of Ivory Coast squad, future unclear Updated: Aug-28-15 3:05 pm
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Yaya Toure asked not to be included in Ivory Coast's squad for its first 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier and coach Michel Dussuyer says the midfielder is in a "period of reflection" over his international career.
- Guinea ex-coup leader won't run in election Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The lawyer of Guinea's former coup leader says the ex-strongman will not be able to take part in next month's presidential election after he was barred from returning to the country.
- 2 French journalists accused of blackmailing Morocco's king Updated: Aug-28-15 1:59 pm
PARIS - Two French journalists known for their critical writings about Moroccan King Mohammed VI have been arrested in France for allegedly trying to blackmail the monarch, according to his lawyer and the prosecutor's office.
- Things to know about the FIFA presidential election Updated: Aug-28-15 1:39 pm
MONACO - FIFA presidential contender Michel Platini would not talk about it Friday, but he is the front-runner in an election that is still six months off.
- Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of gay acts Updated: Aug-28-15 12:20 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - A Senegalese activist and a rights group on Friday called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six months in prison for homosexual acts.
- Fahmy hopes to get life back with Al-Jazeera English verdict Updated: Aug-28-15 11:44 am
TORONTO - Former Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt awaiting a verdict in his terror trial, is hoping his ordeal will be over this weekend.
- 200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast Updated: Aug-28-15 9:50 am
ZUWARA, Libya - Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.
- UN envoy says Libya talks must end in 2 weeks Updated: Aug-28-15 8:55 am
SKHIRAT, Morocco - Talks to create a national unity government in Libya have moved forward without one of the main negotiating partners as negotiators emphasize the urgency of reaching an agreement.