- Nigerian president declares wealth, showing 'austere' living Updated: Sep-03-15 11:07 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - The wealth declaration of Nigeria's new president shows he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle," with $150,000 in his personal account, contrary to what many might expect of one who has held a number of top government positions, an official said Thursday.
- Official: 9,500 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon Updated: Sep-03-15 2:32 pm
YOLA, Nigeria - At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said.
- VENICE WATCH: 'Beasts' teen star impresses; Tucci talks food Updated: Sep-03-15 1:15 pm
VENICE, Italy - The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:
- Nigerian army reinstates more than 3,000 soldiers fired Updated: Sep-03-15 12:19 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - More than 3,000 soldiers who were dismissed from the Nigerian army for alleged indiscipline ?in the ongoing war with Boko Haram Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country have been reinstated, an army spokesman said Thursday.
- Boat overturns on Mali lake, killing at least 18 people Updated: Sep-03-15 12:01 pm
BAMAKO, Mali - Authorities say at least 18 people are dead in central Mali after a boat overturned on a lake there during heavy winds.
- Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch Updated: Sep-03-15 11:19 am
MONROVIA, Liberia - The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a brief resurgence of cases not long after the first time it thought the disease was gone for good.
- Young nurse asked to adopt newborn after mom dies of Ebola Updated: Sep-03-15 11:07 am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child's father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying.
- 7 suspected in Mali attacks arrested in Ivory Coast Updated: Sep-03-15 9:44 am
BAMAKO, Mali - Authorities say at least seven jihadis accused of attacking the Malian military in the country's south have been arrested in neighboring Ivory Coast.
- Toure missing as Ivory Coast launches African title defense Updated: Sep-03-15 6:26 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Ivory Coast begins the defense of its African title this weekend without Yaya Toure after the team captain asked not to be selected while he considers his international future.
- Mali, neighboring countries plan force to fight extremists Updated: Sep-02-15 2:04 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Mali's defense ministry adviser says that five neighboring countries have met to discuss a joint force to fight extremism in the region.
- Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria kill 26, including children Updated: Sep-02-15 11:17 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Twenty- six people were killed in Nigeria' s northeastern Borno state by attackers on horseback believed to be rebels of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, witnesses said.
- Ex-Nigeria player latest African hoping to succeed Blatter Updated: Sep-02-15 10:50 am
The men from Africa who say they want to be FIFA president may all be little-known and have only a remote chance of securing football's most important job, but the continent will still play a big role in who succeeds Sepp Blatter.
- Nigeria to deploy drones to curb oil theft Updated: Sep-01-15 7:34 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will deploy drones across the territorial waters of Africa's largest oil producer as part of a series of new efforts to help curb rampant oil theft, a company official said Tuesday.
- Guinea arrests ex-wildlife director for alleged trafficking Updated: Sep-01-15 7:06 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Authorities arrested Guinea's former wildlife director for allegedly playing a key role in trafficking chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife, an alliance formed by a United Nations initiative to save great apes said Tuesday.
- Man United moves for Martial as rivals stay quiet Updated: Sep-01-15 1:36 pm
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United took a gamble in making French forward Anthony Martial the most expensive teenager in football history as Premier League spending in the summer transfer window reached record levels on Tuesday.
- Nigeria ex-security adviser denies weapons charge Updated: Sep-01-15 10:14 am
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's former national security adviser has pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing weapons illegally.
- Africa's Cape Verde islands escape major hurricane damage Updated: Sep-01-15 6:38 am
LISBON, Portugal - Authorities in Cape Verde say the first hurricane to pass over the West African islands caused flooding, uprooted trees and tore off some roofs but caused no major damage or injuries.
- Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone Updated: Aug-31-15 2:16 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday.
- Spain to hand over US-Belgian arrested over blood diamonds Updated: Aug-31-15 6:34 am
MADRID - An American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone's civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday.
- Nigeria wins African basketball title, gets Olympic spot Updated: Aug-30-15 8:54 pm
RADES, Tunisia - Nigeria won its first African basketball championship and earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics.
- Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death Updated: Aug-30-15 12:38 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.
- Romanian govt examines video of man kidnapped in Africa Updated: Aug-30-15 7:44 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romania's Foreign Ministry says it is working to verify the authenticity of a video of a Romanian security worker pleading for help after being kidnapped by those with ties to the Islamic State group.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.