AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:54:01 -0400 APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:46:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/20/US--Ivory.Poaching/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_US--Ivory.Poaching c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3a76 WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking. Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:55:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/20/AF--Nigeria-Easter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Easter c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3ab3 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls. Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:25:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/19/AF--Nigeria-Explosion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Explosion c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3781 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141. Guinea to cancel BSG Resources-Vale mining rights Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:55:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/19/AF-Guinea-Mining/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Guinea-Mining c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3746 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The government of Guinea is planning to revoke the mining rights to one of the largest untapped iron ore deposits in the world, following a watchdog's recommendation. Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:38:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/19/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3783 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists claim blast that killed 75 people in capital Abuja. Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:38:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/19/AF-Nigeria-Controversial-Preacher/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Controversial-Preacher c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:370f LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It's Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. Officials: 24 more abducted Nigerian students free Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/18/AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3304 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty-four more Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists have escaped and 85 still are missing, an education official said Friday. Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:35:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/18/AF-Mali-Tuaregs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Mali-Tuaregs c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3128 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north. SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:38:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF-South-Sudan-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Sudan-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2a02 JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said. Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:24:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/16/AF-Nigeria-Kidnapped-Girls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Kidnapped-Girls c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:24c3 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday. Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:38:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF--Pistorius-Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Pistorius-Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2800 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday amid blistering attacks on his credibility by a prosecutor who accused him of slipshod analysis and fuzzy explanations. Thugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congress Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:42:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF--Nigeria-Bloody.Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Bloody.Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2b1c KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna. Ex-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF--Senegal-Ex-President_s.Son/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Senegal-Ex-President_s.Son c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2964 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multimillion-dollar fortune. West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF--West.Africa-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--West.Africa-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2a03 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives. Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:50:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF--Kenya-Somalis.Arrested/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-Somalis.Arrested c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:284a NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses. 5 newspapers suspended in Ivory Coast Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:26:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF--Ivory.Coast-Newspapers.Suspended/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ivory.Coast-Newspapers.Suspended c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2963 ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Five Ivory Coast newspapers whose publications have been temporarily suspended are denouncing the measure. AP NewsAlert Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:01:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/17/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2820 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian school principal denies military report that 100+ abducted female students are free. AP names Nigeria chief of bureau Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:09:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/16/AF--AP.Appointment-Faul/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--AP.Appointment-Faul c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2169 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria. 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:18:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/16/AF--Nigeria-Explosion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Explosion c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2082 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday. Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:30:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/04/16/AF--Pistorius-Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Pistorius-Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2065 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.