AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:26:36 -0500 Party of Lesotho's prime minister ahead in election results Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:09:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/03/01/AF--Lesotho-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Lesotho-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2d14 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions. Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:03:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/03/01/AF--Mali-Peace.Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Peace.Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2c8b ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it's not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali. Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:05:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/03/01/AF--Uganda-War.Criminal-Forgiveness/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-War.Criminal-Forgiveness c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2ca5 BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:27:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/03/01/AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2c5e BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. Blasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:19:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/28/AF-Nigeria-Boko-Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Boko-Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:27d5 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A witness and a security officer say four people died when two women blew themselves up at a bus stop in a village in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of suicide bombings carried out by females and blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. Lesotho votes in bid to overcome tension Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:42:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/28/AF--Lesotho-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Lesotho-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:25bf JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year. Sierra Leone registers rise in new Ebola cases Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:06:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/28/AF-Ebola-West-Africa-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Ebola-West-Africa- c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:26c8 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstated restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to the rise in confirmed cases of Ebola. UNICEF: Hundreds of South Sudanese boys believed abducted Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:20:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/28/AF--South.Sudan-Abducted.Boys/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Abducted.Boys c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2661 JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. children's agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country's military. Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:06:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/28/AF--Cameroon-Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Cameroon-Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2627 YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands of Cameroonian youths marched through the capital Saturday to show support for the military's battle against attacks by neighboring Nigeria's Islamic extremists. Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:23:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/28/AF--Zimbabwe-Mugabe_s.Party/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Zimbabwe-Mugabe_s.Party c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2626 VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites. South Africa: Parents find daughter 17 years after kidnap Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:23:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/27/AF--South.Africa-Kidnapped-Found/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Kidnapped-Found c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f6b JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her. Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:53:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/27/AF-Somalia-Piracy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Somalia-Piracy c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1fed MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a U.N. official said Friday. South African business owners petrol bomb immigrant shop Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:42:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/27/AF--South.Africa-Foreigner-Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Foreigner-Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1f34 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say a foreigner was seriously injured when his shop was petrol bombed. Zimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthday Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:23:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/27/AF--.Zimbabwe-Mugabe_s.Role/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--.Zimbabwe-Mugabe_s.Role c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:2006 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's longtime leader, has sought to brush away concerns that his wife controls him, saying she is "not the power behind my throne." ICC Prosecutor: Evidence against Ugandan rebel incomplete Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/27/AF-International-Court-Ugandan-Rebel-Case/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-International-Court-Ugandan-Rebel-Case c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:204a KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Friday that more time is needed to gather evidence against a Ugandan rebel commander who faces trial at The Hague court. Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:51:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/26/AF--Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1769 JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday. Mortar shells land by Somalia's presidential palace Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:50:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/26/AF--Somalia-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1786 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least three mortars landed inside Somalia's heavily fortified presidential palace compound on Thursday, a Somali police officer said. South African tourism minister survives carjacking attempt Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:19:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/26/AF--South.Africa-Carjacking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Carjacking c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1847 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African's minister of tourism survived an attempted carjacking, as his bodyguards and the carjackers exchanged fire with the attackers, police said on Thursday. Petesch appointed AP West Africa correspondent Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:11:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/26/AF--Appointment-Petesch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Appointment-Petesch c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:17e3 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Carley Petesch, a longtime editor in Africa who has reported from Nigeria and South Africa for The Associated Press, has been named a West Africa correspondent for the news organization. Leaked spy documents reveal plot to kill African Union head Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:05:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/02/26/AF--South.Africa-Leaked.Cables/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Leaked.Cables c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1793 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African Union chairwoman is "safe and sound," the organization said on Thursday, after leaked intelligence documents revealed a 2012 plot to assassinate her.