AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:44:17 -0400 Group to Togo government: Respect right to protest Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:42:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/21/AF--Togo-Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Togo-Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:d33 LOME, Togo (AP) — Amnesty International is calling on Togo's government to respect the right to demonstrate in the run-up to April 25 elections. Correction: Uganda-Muslims story Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:11:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/17/AF--Uganda-Muslims/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-Muslims c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-c4e KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In a story April 17 about Uganda-Muslims, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 12 million Ugandans are Muslims. In fact 12 percent of Uganda's 36 million people are Muslims, meaning that only 4.3 million Ugandans are Muslims. Mauritania sentences alleged al-Qaida leader to 20 years Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:18:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/21/AF--Mauritania-Al-Qaida/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mauritania-Al-Qaida c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:ae8 NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — A criminal court in Mauritania sentenced a suspected senior al-Qaida leader to 20 years in prison for "terrorist" activities, the state prosecutor said Tuesday. South Africa to deploy army to end anti-immigrant attacks Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:01:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/21/AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:9ca JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will deploy the army to areas that remain volatile after a spate of violent attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday. Somalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:01:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/21/AF--Somalia-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:982 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said. Protest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:19:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/21/AF-Ethiopia-Islamic-State-Killings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Ethiopia-Islamic-State-Killings c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:9ac ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa on Tuesday protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya as parliament weighed a response to the killings. Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/20/AF-Somalia-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Somalia-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:216 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency in an attack that was widely denounced. Ethiopians shocked by Islamic State killings Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:51:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/20/AF--Ethiopia-Islamic.State.Killings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ethiopia-Islamic.State.Killings c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:323 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings. Child beggars still rampant in Senegal despite laws Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:36:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/20/AF--Senegal-Child.Beggars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Senegal-Child.Beggars c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:4f8 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Twelve-year-old Youssuf and 7-year-old Mamadou start their day at 5 a.m. walking from a Dakar, Senegal suburb into the city to beg for money. The older boy must come back with 700 CFA ($1) and the younger 500CFA ($0.80), or they may get beaten. They then must go beg for food. Hundreds leave South Africa after anti-immigrant violence Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:09:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/20/AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:2af JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Worried about their safety, hundreds of African immigrants headed out of South Africa in buses on Monday following deadly attacks on foreign-owned shops. Police: at least 6 killed in bombing of bus carrying UN employees in northern Somalia Mon, 20 Apr 2015 03:26:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/20/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:275 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police: at least 6 killed in bombing of bus carrying UN employees in northern Somalia. Kenya official: I did not cause delay in ending attack Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:55:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/19/AF--Kenya-University-Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-University-Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-148 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of a police plane for a personal errand did not delay the deployment of the police tactical team which ended the extremist attack in eastern Kenya where 148 people, the majority of them university students, were killed, a police official said in a statement. Immigrants describe threats in South Africa Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:19:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/19/AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-205 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport. South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:18:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/18/AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-6a6 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg. UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:26:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/18/AF--Mali-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-645 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two assailants attacked a United Nations convoy of civilian workers in northern Mali, killing two and wounding another, the peacekeeping mission said Saturday. Boko Haram attacks 2 villages in Cameroon, kills 12 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:33:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/17/AF-Boko-Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Boko-Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-c62 YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people in attacks on two Cameroonian villages on the northern border with Nigeria, a senior military official said Friday. Some foreign-owned shops and cars torched in Johannesburg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:29:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/17/AF-South-Africa-Immigrant-Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Immigrant-Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-cf2 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several shops and cars owned by foreigners were torched in downtown Johannesburg overnight in continued anti-immigrant attacks but another city that had seen the worst violence was calm, authorities said Friday. CORRECTION: Boko Haram-UN story Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:45:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/16/AF--Boko.Haram-UN/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Boko.Haram-UN c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1075 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a story April 16 about negotiations for a U.N. mandate for a multination force to fight Boko Haram, The Associated Press incorrectly stated that a Chapter 7 mandate requires military enforcement. Some articles in Chapter 7 of the U.N. charter ban military enforcement. Congo government ready to exhume bodies from mass grave Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:31:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/16/AF-Congo-Mass-Grave/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Congo-Mass-Grave c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-11b2 KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government is ready to exhume the bodies of more than 400 people buried in a mass grave in March following allegations of killings, a minister said Thursday. Unrest amid pleas to end attacks on immigrants in S. Africa Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:29:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2015/04/16/AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Immigrant.Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-1397 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Jacob Zuma on Thursday urged South Africans to stop attacking immigrants from Africa and South Asia, but hundreds threatened peace marchers in a city where days of violence have killed at least five people.