- 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.
- 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.
- Boko Haram kills 11 'traitors' in northeastern Nigerian town Updated: Jul-03-15 12:11 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Boko Haram militants Friday slit the throats of 11 alleged "traitors," witnesses said in the first news of desertions from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group.
- World Cup field puts haves and have-nots on display Updated: Jul-02-15 8:02 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women's World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon.
- Attack on UN convoy in Mali kills 6 peacekeepers, wounds 5 Updated: Jul-02-15 6:13 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Gunmen ambushed a U.N. convoy in conflict-wracked northern Mali on Thursday killing six peacekeepers and wounding five others, the U.N. said. All the victims were from Burkina Faso.
- French president starts 2-day visit to Africa Updated: Jul-02-15 9:22 am
COTONOU, Benin - French President Francois Hollande has begun a two-day visit to Africa where he will hold talks with the leaders of Benin, Angola and Cameroon.
- 2 French soldiers arrested over Africa sex abuse allegations Updated: Jul-02-15 6:25 am
PARIS - Two French soldiers were arrested Thursday over allegations of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.
- Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others Updated: Jul-01-15 5:50 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.
- With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women's WCup Updated: Jul-01-15 4:25 pm
With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou's Confederation of African Football said Wednesday.
- 2nd Ebola case declared in Liberia as health workers protest Updated: Jul-01-15 2:32 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian officials confirmed a second Ebola case Wednesday in the same town where the disease was detected days earlier on the corpse of a teenager, seven weeks after the country was declared Ebola-free.
- Ivory Coast names 5 candidates for new coach Updated: Jul-01-15 7:50 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Michel Dussuyer and Henry Kasperczak are on the Ivory Coast Football Federation's five-man shortlist for new coach of the African champion.
- FIFA hopeful Bility says would step aside for Hayatou Updated: Jun-30-15 9:15 am
MONROVIA, Liberia - The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if longtime African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run.
- Nigeria urged to repeal its anti-gay law by rights group Updated: Jun-29-15 12:49 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's draconian law against gays has encouraged mob attacks, police torture, evictions and public whippings, according to a report Monday that urges the country's new president to repeal the legislation.
- Suicide bombings hit Chad's capital, kill 11, witnesses say Updated: Jun-29-15 11:19 am
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Two suicide bombings rocked Chad's capital, killing at least 11 people weeks after suicide bombings killed dozens, an official said Monday.
- UN: Islamic State destruction of heritage sites a war crime Updated: Jun-29-15 11:16 am
BERLIN - The U.N.'s cultural agency said Monday the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by the Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes.
- Police arrest 60 for bombing in Chad capital Updated: Jun-28-15 2:14 pm
N'DJAMENA, Chad - Officials in Chad have arrested 60 people including suspects from Cameroon, Nigeria and Mali in relation to an attack earlier this month in the capital that killed dozens of people and wounded more than 100 others.
- US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries Updated: Jun-27-15 8:47 pm
LONDON - The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.
- Ghana FA to challenge report on World Cup money Updated: Jun-27-15 5:26 am
ACCRA, Ghana - The Ghana Football Association will challenge some of the findings of an inquiry which questioned how over $3.5 million meant for the team's preparations for last year's World Cup was used.
- Board of corruption-riddled Nigerian oil company dissolved Updated: Jun-26-15 1:28 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's new president on Friday dissolved the board of the state oil company from which billions of dollars is missing, a move likely preceding an investigation.
- African migrants find uneasy EU shelter after rough journey Updated: Jun-26-15 5:58 am
CREIL, France - Against the odds, Hamed Kouyate has achieved his childhood dream of escaping African poverty and reaching the wealthy heart of Europe. But like many fellow migrants who endured a clandestine odyssey marked by toil and terror, the teenager now questions whether he's just gambled his life on a cruel illusion.
- Niger: Army kills 15 Boko Haram extremists from Nigeria Updated: Jun-25-15 1:06 pm
NIAMEY, Niger - Niger's army has killed 15 Boko Haram Islamic extremists, captured 20 others and destroyed ammunition cars and motorcycles from the militants, a military spokesman said.
- Internet companies should respond to extremist exploitation Updated: Jun-24-15 10:31 pm
- Senegal rewards U20 World Cup semifinalists with over $400K Updated: Jun-24-15 6:02 am
DAKAR, Senegal - The Senegal government says it will reward the under-20 soccer squad with over $400,000 for reaching the semifinals in its first appearance at the World Cup.
- Japan beats the Netherlands to reach World Cup quarterfinal Updated: Jun-24-15 1:33 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Japan coach Norio Sasaki apologized for the stressful, flurry of a finish.
- Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak Updated: Jun-23-15 10:14 pm
LONDON - Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics.