- Govt: 500 killed in South Sudan violence Updated: Dec-18-13 4:07 pm
- AP NewsBreak: Govt plans to retry alleged pirate Updated: Dec-18-13 12:34 pm
- Somalia: Militants ambush doctors convoy killing 6 Updated: Dec-18-13 10:47 am
- UN: Hundreds estimated killed in South Sudan Updated: Dec-17-13 9:06 pm
- US orders staff out of South Sudan amid unrest Updated: Dec-17-13 3:51 pm
- Israel breaks up migrant protest Updated: Dec-17-13 12:01 pm
- Banned Somali charcoal still finds ways into Gulf Updated: Dec-17-13 11:58 am
- Disfigured man from Somalia thanks Texas doctors Updated: Dec-17-13 11:10 am
- Ind. man helps build cancer center in Kenya Updated: Dec-16-13 11:25 am
- Explosion inside Kenya minibus kills at least 4 Updated: Dec-14-13 12:31 pm
- US official urges Somalia to protect human rights Updated: Dec-14-13 9:19 am
- Party of jailed Rwandan dissident vows to fight on Updated: Dec-14-13 3:46 am
- NYPD report on Kenya attack isn't US gov't view Updated: Dec-13-13 10:50 am
- Congo and M23 rebels sign peace agreements Updated: Dec-12-13 10:44 pm
- Kenya says all terrorists died in mall attack Updated: Dec-12-13 4:14 pm
- Nov. 3 trial date set for NY embassy bombings case Updated: Dec-12-13 4:08 pm
- Somali president appoints new prime minister Updated: Dec-12-13 1:21 pm
- Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence from UK Updated: Dec-12-13 12:53 pm
- AP NewsBreak: Hung jury on hostage-taking charges Updated: Dec-12-13 12:36 pm
- 20 dead in suspected plague outbreak in Madagascar Updated: Dec-12-13 10:41 am
- Kenya: Grenade thrown at tour van carrying Brits Updated: Dec-12-13 7:43 am
- Uphill fight for man claiming abuse by FBI agents Updated: Dec-11-13 5:40 pm
- UN: Major offensive begins vs. other Congo rebels Updated: Dec-11-13 3:01 pm
- 19 defect from Uganda's LRA rebel group Updated: Dec-11-13 12:37 pm
- UN: 230 million children under 5 never registered Updated: Dec-10-13 8:55 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said, as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the world's newest country.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said Wednesday it plans to retry an alleged Somali pirate for hostage-taking, after a jury deadlocked on those charges last week.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Suspected armed Islamic militants on Wednesday ambushed a convoy carrying doctors near the Somali capital, killing six people, three of them Syrian doctors who were in the country giving medical assistance, officials said Wednesday.
JUBA, South Sudan - Fighting in South Sudan has killed up to 500 people, U.N. diplomats said Tuesday, and the United Nations fears the violence in the oil-rich East African country is "largely along ethnic lines."
WASHINGTON - The United States ordered nonemergency government personnel to leave South Sudan and suspended normal operations at its embassy there Tuesday as political and social unrest continued to confront the fledgling African nation.
JERUSALEM - Israeli authorities broke up a demonstration outside the parliament building on Tuesday, taking away some 150 African migrants who had joined the protest against Israel's policy of detaining those illegally in the country.
KHASAB, Oman - Charcoal from Somalia is prized in Gulf nations: Made from acacia trees, it's slow burning and gives a sweet aroma to the region's beloved grilled meats and to tobacco burned in waterpipes. It is also banned by the United Nations, because its shipments rake in millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked militants.
FORT WORTH, Texas - The 10-year-old Somali boy was jolted awake by a set of fangs driving into his face.
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Sixteen months into a 32-month stay, Michael Greven estimates the new chronic disease care facility in Eldoret, Kenya, is also 50 percent done. Steel beams are in place. Concrete is being poured on the building's four floors, a newly gifted pump speeding things along.
NAIROBI, Kenya - At least four people were killed Saturday after a device exploded inside a passenger van in the capital, Kenyan police said, in what appears to be the first attack inside Nairobi since the deadly terrorist assault on an upscale mall in September.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The top United States State Department official for Africa is urging Somalia's government to do more to protect its most vulnerable people, especially women, and to respect the rule of law.
KIGALI, Rwanda - The party of jailed Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire says it will continue fighting for the "total liberation" of Rwanda after the country's highest court on Friday upheld her conviction and raised her jail term from eight to 15 years.
NAIROBI, Kenya - A New York Police Department report on September's Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that suggests the terrorist gunmen may have escaped does not reflect the United States government position, the top U.S. State Department official for Africa said Friday.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Congo and the so-called M23 rebels signed a peace agreement Thursday that will see the insurgent group demobilize its fighters and transform itself into a political party.
NAIROBI, Kenya - All the terrorists died in a recent attack on a Kenyan mall, contrary to suggestions in a New York Police Department report that some of the attackers could have escaped, a Kenyan official said Thursday.
NEW YORK - A federal judge said Thursday he might use two juries at an embassy bombings trial next year so that evidence against one defendant won't taint jurors hearing the case against the others.
MOGADISHU - Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister, an economist who has worked for the World Bank and the United States government aid agency.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya celebrated 50 years of independence Thursday with its leaders praising the progress the country has made since its freedom from Britain, though some citizens feel the country would have done better had it not been for corruption.
WASHINGTON - A jury that acquitted a Somali man of piracy charges has been unable to reach a verdict on two hostage-taking charges, resulting in a mistrial Thursday.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - Local authorities in Madagascar say 20 people have died since last week because of what they suspect to be an outbreak of bubonic plague.
NAIROBI, Kenya - A police official says an unknown assailant has hurled a hand grenade at a van carrying British tourists in Kenya's coastal region.
WASHINGTON - A lawsuit by a U.S. citizen who claims that FBI agents were responsible for falsely imprisoning him for several months in Africa appears to face an uphill battle.
UNITED NATIONS - United Nations officials say a major offensive has begun against a Rwanda-linked rebel group in eastern Congo following last month's defeat of the M23 rebels.
KAMPALA, Uganda - The Lord's Resistance Army has suffered its biggest defection in years after 19 members surrendered to an advocacy group and African Union troops hunting the insurgents in the Central African Republic, the advocacy group said.
UNITED NATIONS - Nearly 230 million children under the age of five around the world have never had their birth registered, which often means they will be barred from education, health care and social security, the U.N. children's agency said.