GASHORA, Rwanda (AP) — More than 10,000 people from the East African nation of Burundi have crossed into neighboring Rwanda amid threats of ... Full Story
UN: 3 contracted workers kidnapped in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Three people working for the United Nations in eastern Congo have been kidnapped and taken into the forest, the U.N. mission said Friday.
Refugees from Burundi flow into Rwanda as tensions mount
GASHORA, Rwanda (AP) — More than 10,000 people from the East African nation of Burundi have crossed into neighboring Rwanda amid threats of violence ahead of elections, with many arriving here saying they have been intimidated by thugs who support President Pierre Nkurunziza who may seek a third tem.
Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants.
South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An opposition leader in South Sudan said on Friday that government troops had surrounded his house in the capital, raising fears of insecurity in the city where a fight among the armed forces sparked a nationwide rebellion in 2013.
Togo to vote in presidential election amid political unrest
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo will vote Saturday in an election that could see its president win a third five-year term, keeping his family in power for nearly 50 years.
Brother: Kenyan man in plot against president mentally ill
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man arrested for allegedly being involved in an extremist plot to attack President Uhuru Kenyatta's rural home is mentally ill, his brother said Thursday.
Impoverished Africans sail to Europe despite the deadly toll
NIAKHAR, Senegal (AP) — Some sea voyages took Senegalese fisherman Samba Ngom away for up to three weeks at a time, but eventually he began dreaming of going further, to a place where he could make more money in a month than most compatriots make in a year.
South African demonstrators condemn attacks on immigrants
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Several thousand people marched through South Africa's largest city on Thursday in a demonstration against recent attacks on immigrants that killed seven people.
South Africa's image suffers after anti-immigrant attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Only a few kilometers (miles) separate Alexandra, a gritty Johannesburg township where South Africans attacked immigrants last week, from Sandton, a district jammed with high-end stores, restaurants and gleaming office towers symbolizing the upper reaches of the prosperity that ttracted so many job-seekers to South Africa.
Kenya: 9 security chiefs suspended over al-Shabab attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nine security chiefs in the eastern town of Garissa have been suspended during a probe to determine if they failed to stop an extremist attack earlier this month in which 148 people died, Kenya's interior minister has said.
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