AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:24:20 -0500 Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:08:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/30/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-acd MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut. UN chief urges African leaders not cling to power Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:08:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/30/AF--Ethiopia-UN-African.Leaders/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ethiopia-UN-African.Leaders c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-953 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general Friday urged African leaders not to cling to power. African Union postpones report on South Sudan atrocities Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:22:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/30/AF--Ethiopia-South.Sudan-AU/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ethiopia-South.Sudan-AU c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-8db ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union has postponed releasing a report which is expected to reveal those responsible for atrocities committed in the violence in South Sudan, the chairman of a commission inquiry into the conflict said Friday. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:17:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/30/AF--Ethiopia-Mugabe-AU/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ethiopia-Mugabe-AU c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-a88 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union. South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:46:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/30/AF--South.Africa-Killer_s.Parole/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Killer_s.Parole c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-ae7 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation. Chadian air force, ground troops bomb Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town; witnesses say Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:13:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/30/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-ac0 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian air force, ground troops bomb Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town; witnesses say. South African government grants parole to apartheid-era death squad leader Eugene de Kock Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:00:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/30/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-afc JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African government grants parole to apartheid-era death squad leader Eugene de Kock. Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:27:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/29/AF--Nigeria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1225 JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt. Report: Hundreds of thousands of Africans are stateless Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:33:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/29/AF-Ethiopia-African-Union-Statelessness-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Ethiopia-African-Union-Statelessness- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-11bc ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A new report says hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of Africans are stateless because of gaps in the citizenship laws of many countries. Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone Nigerian president's convoy in Yola Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:50:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/29/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-123b YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone Nigerian president's convoy in Yola. UN chief: Boko Haram to top discussions at Africa Union meet Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:09:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/29/AF-Ethiopia-African.Union.Summit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Ethiopia-African.Union.Summit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-12af ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The threat posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, will be a focus of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a spokesman said. Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:54:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/29/AF--Uganda.Extremism-Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda.Extremism-Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1279 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here. Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:27:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/28/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1a31 YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:28:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/28/AF--Mali-Timbuktu.Manuscripts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Timbuktu.Manuscripts c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-19a7 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage. UN: 3 killed, 13 hurt in northern Mali protest Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:55:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/27/AF--Mali-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-20bb BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers said they fired tear gas and warning shots on Tuesday to disperse a protest that had degenerated into violence outside one of their bases in northern Mali. Three people were killed and several wounded, including some by gunfire, the force said. Somali prime minister appoints new Cabinet Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:55:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/27/AF--Somalia-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1eeb MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's prime minister unveiled his new Cabinet Tuesday, weeks after he withdrew his initial line-up following opposition by the parliament. A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:15:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/27/AF--Dark.Deals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Dark.Deals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-21dd BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa's poorest countries into the world's first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight. US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:21:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/27/AF--Dark.Deals-EXPANDED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Dark.Deals-EXPANDED c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1fe1 BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — The auburn-red soil and lush green vegetation lured the foreign investors to Liberia's third-largest city with visions of environmental gold. 2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:17:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/27/AF--Rwanda-Army-Officers-Charged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Rwanda-Army-Officers-Charged c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2048 KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two officers in Rwanda's military Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government. Somalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror group Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:56:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/01/27/AF--Somalia-Al-Shabab-Defection/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Al-Shabab-Defection c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-209a MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A leader of Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head announced Tuesday he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al Qaida-linked group.