AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:45:07 -0400 12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:44:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/16/AF--Nigeria-Court.Martial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Court.Martial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5479 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court martial has sentenced 12 Nigerian soldiers fighting Islamic extremists to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:41:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/15/AF--Central.African.Republic/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Central.African.Republic c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-57cd BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries. 45 dead after Nigeria building collapse Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:05:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/15/AF--Nigeria-Building.Collapse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Building.Collapse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-58a5 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers have recovered 46 bodies and rescued 130 survivors from a collapsed shopping mall and guesthouse at the campus of renowned Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations, the West African nation's emergency agency said Monday. Nigerian defense: Hope pilots alive in missing jet Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:27:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/15/AF-Nigeria-Missing-Jet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Missing-Jet c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-584c ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Air Force chief says he hopes the pilots of a missing fighter jet are alive. Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:09:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/15/AF--Uganda-Terror.Plot/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-Terror.Plot c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5911 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities are holding 19 suspects arrested over an apparent terror plot, officials said Monday as the security agencies continued an operation to dismantle what they said was an al-Shabab cell plotting attacks in this East African country. South Africa seizes $9.3 million at airport Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:56:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/15/AF--South.Africa-Cash.Seized/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Cash.Seized c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5874 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in South Africa say they have seized $9.3 million in cash from two Nigerians and an Israeli who arrived at Lanseria, an airport in the Johannesburg area. UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:13:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/15/AF--Central.African.Republic/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Central.African.Republic c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-58cb BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central African Republic. UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:13:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/14/AF--Mali-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5e06 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said. Libya's elected parliament fires central bank head Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:04:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/14/ML-Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_ML-Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5e07 CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly elected parliament on Sunday fired the president of the central bank after he tried to prevent funds that had been allocated for the lawmakers from leaving the bank, according to the country's official news agency. Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:34:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/14/AF-Nigeria-Missing.Jet.Fighter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Missing.Jet.Fighter c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5dd6 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members. Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:46:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/14/AF--Mozambique-Elephants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mozambique-Elephants c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5e31 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The recent arrests of six suspected poachers on a vast wildlife reserve in Mozambique are seen by conservationists as rare good news in a country where elephants and other species are under extreme threat. US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:57:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/13/AF--Uganda-Terror-Plot/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-Terror-Plot c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-6329 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. Soldiers defeat Islamic fighters in north Nigeria Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:43:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/13/AF--Nigeria-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-6455 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory as the insurgents advanced on a town near the northeast city of Maiduguri, an officer and other witnesses said. AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:56:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/12/AF--Central.African.Republic-Counting.the.Dead-Abridged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Central.African.Republic-Counting.the.Dead-Abridged c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-6a2d GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands. Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:15:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/12/AF--Pistorius-Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Pistorius-Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-6a78 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an intruder in a bathroom in the middle of the night. Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:46:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/12/AF--Pistorius.Trial-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Pistorius.Trial-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-6814 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Did Oscar Pistorius get away with murder? AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:08:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/12/AF--Central.African.Republic-Counting.the.Dead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Central.African.Republic-Counting.the.Dead c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-68c3 GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — There are no headstones to mark these graves, no loving words, nothing to tell the world who lies in these two giant pits full of bodies, or why. Yet a handful of village elders are determined that nobody will be forgotten. AP tally: More than 5,000 people have died in Central African Republic in last 9 months Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:04:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/12/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-6a37 GUEN, Central African Republic (AP) — AP tally: More than 5,000 people have died in Central African Republic in last 9 months. Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in shooting of girlfriend Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:22:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/12/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-6a5d PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in shooting of girlfriend. Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:30:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/09/11/AP-AF-Pistorius-Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AP-AF-Pistorius-Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-7207 PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.