JOHANNESBURG (AP) — About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with sm... Full Story
Coalition forms in Lesotho after no clear election winner
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With no majority winner of Lesotho's Feb. 28 election, one leader of the main opposition group tried to form a coalition on Wednesday.
Kenya: Businessmen, ex-officials charged for fraud
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court charged 12 businessmen and officials for fraud and abuse of office on Wednesday over a multimillion dollar scandal that involved highly inflated contracts allegedly being awarded to phantom companies, charge sheets said.
Purported Islamic State militants attack Libyan oil field
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants purportedly from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said Wednesday.
Hundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday.
Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory.
South African firefighters battle wildfire for a third day
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge, an emergency services spokeswoman said.
South Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's rebels on Tuesday warned that peace talks with the government could fail if the government does not make concessions, especially on the issue of how to share power in a possible unity government.
Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said.
Prominent lawyer fatally shot in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Assailants in Mozambique on Tuesday killed a prominent academic and expert in constitutional law by firing on the car he was riding in along a central thoroughfare in Maputo, the capital, authorities said.
New attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations reported another deadly attack Monday in the oil-rich region of Abyei that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan.
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