- Twin suicide bombings kill at least 5 in north Cameroon Updated: Nov-28-15 7:11 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a town in north Cameroon, killing at least five people and injuring 12 others, a military official said Saturday.
- Twin suicide bombings kill at least 5 in north Cameroon Updated: Nov-28-15 6:12 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - A military official says two female suicide bombers have staged attacks in north Cameroon, killing at least five people.
- Mortar attack on UN base in north Mali kills 3, injures 20 Updated: Nov-28-15 2:51 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people.
- Nigerian security agencies searching for kidnapped Poles Updated: Nov-28-15 2:02 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian security agencies are conducting a "spirited search" for the Polish captain and four crew members abducted from a cargo ship, an official said Saturday.
- Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb Updated: Nov-28-15 12:42 pm
CAIRO - Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.
- Kenya police: 2 Kenyans arrested for spying for Iran Updated: Nov-28-15 12:33 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Two Kenyans in police custody have admitted assisting Iranian state intelligence to plot attacks on western targets in Kenya, Kenya's police chief said Saturday.
- Pope honors Ugandan Christian martyrs as example of faith Updated: Nov-28-15 12:29 pm
NAMUGONGO, Uganda - Pope Francis on Saturday honored Uganda's 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out to see the pontiff before he heads to Central African Republic for the final leg of his African journey.
- Miami-area woman climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to help sex slaves Updated: Nov-28-15 12:20 pm
MIAMI - A Miami-area woman has helped raise $800,000 to fight sex trafficking.
- Schwartzel leads by 3 shots at Alfred Dunhill Championship Updated: Nov-28-15 11:29 am
MALELANE, South Africa - Charl Schwartzel will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour's season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship after a 2-under 70 moved him to 13 under par on Saturday.
- Pope to visit Central African Republic's divided capital Updated: Nov-28-15 11:23 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Georgette Dossio mourns a son whose body she can never bury. Sitting on the dirt under a tent of scrap wood and tarp, she is comforted by her neighbors at the airport displaced-persons camp where she has lived for nearly two years.
- Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo Updated: Nov-28-15 11:22 am
CAIRO - A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday and a military helicopter crashed due to a "sudden technical failure" northeast of the capital, officials said.
- Burkina Faso to hold elections to replace transitional gov't Updated: Nov-28-15 11:16 am
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday, the first since a popular uprising last year toppled the West African nation's longtime leader and started a turbulent transition.
- Egypt's Coptic Orthodox leader makes rare Israeli visit Updated: Nov-28-15 11:08 am
JERUSALEM - The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is making a rare visit to Israel to attend the funeral of a senior Coptic official in Jerusalem.
- Pittsburgh club aids Kenyan mothers-to-be who lack supplies Updated: Nov-28-15 10:52 am
PITTSBURGH - Women who give birth in U.S. hospitals often pack a bag filled with items to ease the pains of delivery - soothing music, a memory book, a pair of comfy slippers.
- The Latest: 150,000 youths attend Pope's rally in Kampala Updated: Nov-28-15 8:26 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)
- 7 more Kenyan athletes banned for doping Updated: Nov-27-15 4:23 pm
Two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet was among seven Kenyan athletes banned for doping Friday, another indication that the country has a serious problem of cheating among its famed distance runners.
- Tunisia, targeted anew, faces intelligence challenge Updated: Nov-27-15 1:47 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - An attack by Islamic State militants on Tunisia's presidential guard has left this North African country, its economy and its democracy even more vulnerable just days before four Tunisians head to collect the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Burundi: Presidential adviser survives attack by gunmen Updated: Nov-27-15 1:16 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda - An adviser to Burundi's president survived an apparent assassination attempt Friday when gunmen opened fire at his vehicle while he was being driven to work, highlighting the growing insecurity in the central African nation.
- Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege Updated: Nov-27-15 12:30 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones.
- Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8 Updated: Nov-27-15 11:30 am
BEIRUT - A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.
- UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers Updated: Nov-27-15 10:59 am
JOHANNESBURG - While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations' agency for children said on Friday.
- Burkina Faso ex-leader's hometown adapts to life without him Updated: Nov-27-15 10:53 am
ZINIARE, Burkina Faso - During his nearly three decades in power, the hometown of Burkina Faso's ex-president transformed from a dusty village into a fast-growing provincial capital boasting paved roads, a private presidential estate and even a zoo with hippos and giraffes.
- EU turns to Turkey to help manage its migration woes Updated: Nov-27-15 10:38 am
BRUSSELS - Five years ago, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi warned that millions of Africans wanted to come to the European Union and offered to make the continent's immigration problem disappear in exchange for billions of euros.
- UN: 2 killed in border town between South Sudan and Sudan Updated: Nov-27-15 10:25 am
JUBA, South Sudan - The U.N. says a 4-year-old girl and an Ethiopian peacekeeper were killed and three others wounded in an attack on Thursday in the contested Abyei area between Sudan and South Sudan.
- Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria; 5 abducted Updated: Nov-27-15 9:19 am
WARSAW, Poland - Armed attackers abducted five Polish seamen from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters, Poland's government said Friday.