AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:53:06 -0500 Bombs blamed on extremists kill 26 in northeast Nigeria Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:44:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/22/AF-Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:42f2 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said. Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:15:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/22/AF-Ebola-Life-at-Ground-Zero/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Ebola-Life-at-Ground-Zero c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:44bf MELIANDOU, Guinea (AP) — When 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno caught a fever, started vomiting, passed blood in his stool and died two days later, nobody knew why. Burundi arrests brother of French police attacker Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:36:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/22/AF--Burundi-Arrest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Burundi-Arrest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:4389 KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — An intelligence service spokesman says the brother of a man who attacked police in France has been arrested in Burundi. Nigerian police say car bomb kills 16, wounds 25 at bus station in northeastern city of Gombe Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:27:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/22/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:42de MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian police say car bomb kills 16, wounds 25 at bus station in northeastern city of Gombe. Presidents meet to discuss peace in South Sudan Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:12:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/22/AF-South-Sudan-Peace-Talks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Sudan-Peace-Talks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:429e JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president met with the leaders of Tanzania and Uganda on Monday for talks on the South Sudan peace process, South Africa's government said. Zimbabwe's president fires more cabinet members Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:50:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/22/AF-Zimbabwe-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Zimbabwe-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:4261 HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's festive season is marked by continued political infighting and financial austerity, as the president fired two more cabinet ministers and the country's civil servants learned they will not get annual holiday bonuses. Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:37:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/21/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3c86 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:30:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/21/AF--Ebola-Dangerous.Burials/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ebola-Dangerous.Burials c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3ce0 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me." Video shows Boko Haram killing captives Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:36:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/21/AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3c9e MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infidels" or non-believers. Gabon police break up opposition rally, 1 killed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:04:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/21/AF--Gabon-Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gabon-Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3c82 LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's prosecutor says one person was killed after opposition protesters went ahead with a banned rally, prompting security forces to respond with tear gas in a bid to disperse the crowd. Kenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yours Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:06:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/20/AF--Kenya-US-Security.Laws/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-US-Security.Laws c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3877 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism. Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:33:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/20/AF-Sierra-Leone-Somalia-Peacekeepers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Sierra-Leone-Somalia-Peacekeepers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3768 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola. Kidnapped Mozambican businessman released Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:32:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/20/AF--Mozambique-Kidnapping/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mozambique-Kidnapping c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3706 MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A wealthy Mozambican businessman, who was kidnapped last month, has been released, authorities said on Saturday. Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:06:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/20/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:36e5 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. Kenya president signs controversial security law Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:17:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/19/AF--Kenya-Security.Law/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-Security.Law c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f7f NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday signed into law a contentious bill saying it will help the country fight terrorism, but which critics say will be used to crush dissent by curbing civil liberties. UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:14:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/19/AF-Ebola-West-Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Ebola-West-Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2efc MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Liberia on its efforts to combat Ebola on Friday during his second visit here since the start of the outbreak that now has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Trade between China and Mozambique nears $3 billion Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:00:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/19/AF--Mozambique-China/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mozambique-China c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f0f MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Trade between China and Mozambique increased to nearly $3 billion this year, said China's ambassador. 5 die in Mozambique floods Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:17:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/19/AF--Mozambique-Floods/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mozambique-Floods c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2f04 MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Five people have died in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities. Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in Nigeria Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:21:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/18/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:28cf MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185 in an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April, witnesses said Thursday. Kenya legislators exchange blows over new security law Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:40:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/12/18/AF--Kenya-Security.Laws/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-Security.Laws c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:27e9 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fistfights and scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday as legislators passed a controversial security measure which the government says will help fight terrorism but which critics say are meant to silence dissent by curtailing civil liberties.