- Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead Updated: Jul-05-15 2:02 pm
POTISKUM, Nigeria - A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said.
- Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team Updated: Jul-05-15 2:02 pm
KATLEHONG, South Africa - Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby.
- Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case Updated: Jul-05-15 1:05 pm
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and vowed on Sunday to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.
- Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollar Updated: Jul-05-15 1:04 pm
CAIRO - The Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the U.S. dollar, the second such drop in days, the country's central bank said Sunday, in a move that could help boost much-needed foreign investment.
- Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town Updated: Jul-05-15 10:43 am
METEMA, Ethiopia - The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.
- Olympic hopeful from Zimbabwe has found home in Augusta Updated: Jul-05-15 9:23 am
AUGUSTA, Georgia - Since arriving two years ago in Augusta, Pardon Ndhlovu has enjoyed training at a popular location.
- Nigeria fires Stephen Keshi as coach of national team Updated: Jul-05-15 9:14 am
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's football federation has fired national coach Stephen Keshi amid charges he applied for a job with the Ivory Coast team.
- Tunisia imposes state of emergency after deadly beach attack Updated: Jul-04-15 3:21 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is "not safe" and risks collapse from further extremist attacks.
- Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says Updated: Jul-04-15 2:37 pm
CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
- The Latest: Nibali best among Tour favorites in 1st stage Updated: Jul-04-15 1:03 pm
UTRECHT, Netherlands - The Latest from the first stage of the Tour de France (all times local):
- Official: 10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya Updated: Jul-04-15 10:40 am
BENGHAZI, Libya - A Libyan official says at least ten civilians were killed when three separate car bombs exploded simultaneously in the eastern coastal city of Darna.
- Nigerian women's choir members recall horrors of attacks Updated: Jul-04-15 9:04 am
BOONSBORO, Maryland - Rosemary Ganama finds it hard to talk about the day her father's house was burned to the ground by Boko Haram fighters and her elderly mother was forced to flee to the mountains in the Chibok region of Nigeria, where she hid for almost a week with no food and little water.
- Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning Updated: Jul-04-15 8:37 am
CAIRO - Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital.
- Africa's soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president? Updated: Jul-04-15 4:57 am
DOUALA, Cameroon - The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.
- UN says children being killed in Burundi's violence Updated: Jul-03-15 6:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Children are suffering as a result of instability and election-related violence in Burundi including three killed in the last five days and dozens forced to flee from school, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
- French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon Updated: Jul-03-15 4:49 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday.
- Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt Updated: Jul-03-15 2:04 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt.
- Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique Updated: Jul-03-15 12:17 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - Mozambicans on Friday reacted cautiously to the government's decision to do away with a colonial-era anti-gay law.
- International court postpones Congo militiaman's trial Updated: Jul-03-15 12:11 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court says the trial of former Congo militia leader Bosco Ntaganda has been postponed until September to give defense lawyers more time to prepare.
- Poland advises its citizens against travel to Egypt Updated: Jul-03-15 11:52 am
WARSAW, Poland - The Polish Foreign Ministry has advised its citizens against traveling to Egypt, and at least one major travel agency has responded by canceling package holidays to the country for the rest of the summer season.
- S Africa: Opposition files charges against deputy president Updated: Jul-03-15 11:34 am
JOHANNESBURG - An opposition party filed criminal charges against South Africa's deputy president and other officials on Friday for their alleged involvement in the police shooting deaths of 34 miners during labor unrest.
- Ugandan bill targeting civic groups raises alarm Updated: Jul-03-15 10:38 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - A bill seeking to regulate the operations of civic groups in Uganda has drawn alarm from activists who say it will hamper their operations and might be used to target those seen as opposed to the government of the country's long-serving leader.
- UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise Updated: Jul-03-15 8:58 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
- Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out Updated: Jul-03-15 7:55 am
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections.
- UN, Libyan groups pressure rivals to accept peace deal Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 am
SKHIRAT, Morocco - U.N. mediators and Libya's internationally recognized parliament have presented a tentative peace deal to rival Tripoli leadership, hoping for approval within days.