AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:05:07 -0400 Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:54:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/21/AF--South.Sudan-Child.Soldiers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Child.Soldiers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:1290 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N.'s top official for children and armed conflicts says the use of child soldiers and violence against children is commonplace in South Sudan's year of warfare. South Africa: man dead after orange pelting Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:43:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/21/AF--South.Africa-Orange.Death/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Orange.Death c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:1226 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two men in rural South Africa are suspected of killing a farmworker with oranges, police said Thursday. SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:42:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/21/AF--South.Africa-President.Heckled/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-President.Heckled c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:127a JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home. Sealed off Liberia slum calm amid Ebola outbreak Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:41:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/21/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:11fb MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food. World Health Organization: Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak rises to 1,350 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/20/APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:d0b MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — World Health Organization: Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak rises to 1,350. Clashes in Liberia slum sealed off to halt Ebola Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:07:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/20/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:bc6 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a seaside slum in Liberia's capital clashed with security forces Wednesday to protest an armed blockade of the peninsula that is their neighborhood as part of the government's desperate efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Zimbabwe economy takes another dive Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:41:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/20/AF--Zimbabwe-Economy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Zimbabwe-Economy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:c33 HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office — four hours ahead of opening time — in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad. South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:04:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/20/AF-South-Africa-Soap-Opera/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Soap-Opera c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:c90 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The producers of a hugely popular South African television soap opera fired the main cast this week after the actors went on strike for more pay. Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:04:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/20/ML-Egypt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_ML-Egypt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:c05 CAIRO (AP) — Top officials in Egypt promised Wednesday to end the rolling blackouts hitting the country in four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants. Liberia's president declares curfew, quarantine of large slum amid mounting Ebola death toll Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:33:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/19/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:989 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declares curfew, quarantine of large slum amid mounting Ebola death toll. S Sudan authorities close popular radio station Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:33:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/19/AF-South-Sudan-Radio-Closed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Sudan-Radio-Closed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5f1 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in South Sudan have shut down a popular radio station in the capital, Juba, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:39:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/19/AF-Somalia-TV-Boom/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Somalia-TV-Boom c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:6c3 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones. South Africa repatriates journalist's remains Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:20:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/19/AF-South-Africa-Journalist_s-Remains-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Journalist_s-Remains- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5b4 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's "native of nowhere" is finally home. Pistorius brother out of ICU after car crash Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:01:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/19/AF--Pistorius.Brother-Car.Crash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Pistorius.Brother-Car.Crash c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:609 STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' brother is recovering and has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries in a car crash and going into respiratory failure, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family said Tuesday. Md. university settles lawsuit over bat attack Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:57:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/18/US--Mutilated.Body-Maryland/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_US--Mutilated.Body-Maryland c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:16c BALTIMORE (AP) — A state university has agreed to a settlement with a Baltimore man who was attacked with a baseball bat wrapped in chains and barbed wire by a student who later told authorities he killed and cannibalized another man. Egypt says Gaza cease-fire talks extended 24 hours to continue negotiations Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:25:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/18/APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:268 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says Gaza cease-fire talks extended 24 hours to continue negotiations. South Africa: 8 killed in building collapse Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:20:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/18/AF--South.Africa-Building.Collapse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Building.Collapse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:9f JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A building under renovation in an area southeast of Johannesburg collapsed on Monday, killing eight people, officials said. Rick Warren hopes to expand ministry in Africa Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:05:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/18/AF-Rwanda-Rick-Warren/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Rwanda-Rick-Warren c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:12b NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The American evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who visited Rwanda this week, told The Associated Press that he hopes to expand his ministry to East Africa. Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:26:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/18/AF--Somalia-Pirate.Arrested/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Pirate.Arrested c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:145 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says security forces arrested a senior pirate commander in Mogadishu. Kenya anti-terror police accused of abuses Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:27:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2014/08/18/AF-Kenya-Police-Abuse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Kenya-Police-Abuse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:44 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is strong evidence that the Kenya Anti-Terror Police Unit has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, an international human rights group said Monday.