AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:05:07 -0400 Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:54:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/27/AF-Algeria-Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Algeria-Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7572 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead. Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:42:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/27/AF-West-Africa-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-West-Africa-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-75c5 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as an American doctor was treated in the West African country after contracting the disease, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus. Boko Haram kidnaps top official's wife in Cameroon Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:49:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/27/AF--Cameroon-Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Cameroon-Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-7589 YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A government spokesman says Boko Haram fighters kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister in an attack that also resulted in multiple deaths. UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:57:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/26/AF--Algeria-Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Algeria-Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-79c5 PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he wants the remains of all passengers on the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated to be brought to France and the site of this week's catastrophe marked with a memorial to the 118 who died. 2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:31:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/26/AF--Swaziland-Critics.Sentenced/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Swaziland-Critics.Sentenced c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:-79f1 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern African kingdom. Nigeria arrests 1 connected to Kaduna bombings Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:49:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/25/AF-Nigeria-Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-41c ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces are holding one man connected to the Wednesday double bombings in the northern city of Kaduna that targeted a former head of state and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric and killed at least 44 bystanders, according to a defense ministry statement on Friday. Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:41:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/25/AF-Nigeria-Facebook-Scam/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Facebook-Scam c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-41b ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs. Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/25/AF-Uganda-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Uganda-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-423 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently. Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:41:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/24/AP-EU-Algeria-Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AP-EU-Algeria-Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-aff OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. 2 attacks in Nigeria's north kills at least 12 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:29:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/24/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-969 BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Two attacks in Nigeria's north killed more than a dozen people, an official and resident said Thursday, as the death toll from twin blasts that targeted a prominent politician and sheik on Wednesday rose. Gunmen kill female tourist on Kenya coast Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:21:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/24/AF-Kenya-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Kenya-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-993 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A female tourist was shot dead in the coastal town of Mombasa, the second foreigner shot in same area this month, police officials said Thursday. US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/24/AF--Kenya-Peace.Corps/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-Peace.Corps c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-a3d NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:12:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/24/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-a3b NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials: Peace Corps pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears. Malawi corruption suspect faces charges Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:26:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/24/AF--Malawi-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Malawi-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-b29 BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The chief suspect in a government corruption scandal that has rocked the southern African nation of Malawi faces charges of fraud and money laundering. 2 bombs kill at least 39 in Kaduna, north Nigeria Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:22:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/23/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-fdd KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Bomb blasts appearing to target former Nigerian military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and a prominent moderate Muslim cleric killed dozens of people Wednesday, but left both leaders unharmed, according to Nigerian state security. Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:45:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/23/AF--Central.African.Republic/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Central.African.Republic c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-ee3 BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic of Congo. Somali lawmaker shot dead in drive-by shooting Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:26:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/23/AF-Somalia-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Somalia-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-10cd MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked gunmen killed a female Somali lawmaker, who was known for singing popular folk music, in a drive-by shooting Wednesday, a police official said. The slaying is the fourth assassination of a Somali lawmaker this year. South Africa: Rhino poacher gets 77 years in jail Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:33:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/23/AF-South-Africa-Rhinos/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Rhinos c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1124 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino poacher in South Africa has been sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest penalties aimed at curbing poachers who target rhinos for their horns, which fetch a high price on the illegal market in parts of Asia. 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:46:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/22/AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls-Hometown/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls-Hometown c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1748 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:11:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/07/22/AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1713 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors.