AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:30:11 -0500 Southern Madagascar to suffer drought impact into 2017 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:18:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/06/AF--Madagascar-Drought/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Madagascar-Drought c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-69d7 ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Some rain fell in southern Madagascar last week, a rare piece of good news for a drought-hit region where nearly a million people face hunger because of failed harvests. But aid groups warn that more rain is needed for the current crop-planting season to succeed and they expect the dire humanitarian situation to stretch into 2017. Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 'about a decade' Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:48:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/05/AF--Ghana-Fake.Embassy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ghana-Fake.Embassy c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6fd7 ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A fake U.S. embassy that operated for "about a decade" in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced. Top Gambian opposition leader, 18 others out of prison Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:36:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/05/AF-Gambia-Opposition/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Gambia-Opposition c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6f35 BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — A top Gambian opposition politician and 18 other protesters were released from prison after an appeals court granted them bail on Monday, just days after strongman ruler Yahya Jammeh agreed to step aside after losing the presidential election. Families of Flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:51:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/05/AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7026 ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Anyone who finds a piece of debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane that is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean in 2014 could receive a financial reward, relatives of those who were on the plane said Monday in Madagascar. 87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:30:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/05/AF-Kenya-Doctors-Strike/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Kenya-Doctors-Strike c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6f46 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 87 patients escaped from Kenya's only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went on strike nationwide, officials said Monday. Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others after longtime leader lost vote Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:45:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/05/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-6f47 BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others after longtime leader lost vote. Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:37:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/04/AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7621 ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A Frenchman whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 said Sunday that he was still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional cost of his loss. Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:23:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/04/AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-764d ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A French man whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 says he is still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional pain of his loss. Relatives of Flight 370's missing seek help in Madagascar Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:59:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/03/AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Missing.Malaysian.Plane c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7b2a ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 arrived in Madagascar on Saturday to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. AP INTERVIEW: Leader promises 'a new Gambia' after upset win Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:58:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/03/AF--Gambia-New.President/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gambia-New.President c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7c59 YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's newly elected president on Saturday vowed to free all political prisoners and urged exiles who fled the 22-year reign of Yahya Jammeh to return from abroad and help him reform the tiny West African country. Gambia leader's hold on power ends with surprising speed Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:17:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/03/AF--Gambia-Ousted.Dictator/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gambia-Ousted.Dictator c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:158c1af0891:-7cf6 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — In July 1994, three days after Gambia's first president was toppled by military officers, the local Daily Observer newspaper featured a front-page photo of coup leader Yahya Jammeh under the headline: "We Will Never Introduce Dictatorship In This Country." Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:31:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/02/AF-Gambia-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Gambia-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7cea BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's president of 22 years acknowledged his election defeat on state television Friday night, vowing to step down hours after news of the results prompted thousands to celebrate in the streets in an unprecedented display of disdain for his rule. Court orders release of Nigeria's detained Shiite leader Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:20:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/02/AF--Nigeria-Shiites/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Shiites c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7e08 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's federal high court Friday ordered the intelligence agency and justice minister to free the country's detained Shiite leader and his wife, pay damages of 50 million naira (167,000 dollars) and provide a home to replace their bulldozed property. Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:33:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/02/AF--South.Sudan-Ethnic.Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Ethnic.Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7da6 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan is experiencing ethnic cleansing in several parts of the country and risks becoming a Rwanda-like catastrophe, a team of U.N. human rights investigators said Friday. Pirates seize Russian captain, 2 crew in waters off Nigeria Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:14:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/02/AF--Nigeria-Pirate.Kidnapping/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Pirate.Kidnapping c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7d59 WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — The Russian Embassy in Nigeria says pirates have kidnapped the Russian captain and two crewmen off a ship in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea. Mandela Children's Hospital opens in Johannesburg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:35:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/02/AF--South.Africa-Mandela.Children_s.Hospital/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Mandela.Children_s.Hospital c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7d21 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela's dream of a hospital to provide specialized care for children has opened in Johannesburg on Friday. Gambian election commission head says president has "accepted defeat" after 22 years in power Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:12:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/02/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:7ceb BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambian election commission head says president has "accepted defeat" after 22 years in power. Gambia ruler predicts landslide; internet blocked amid vote Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:24:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/01/AF--Gambia-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gambia-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:75e0 BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Voters in the tiny West African nation of Gambia cast marbles Thursday in an election widely expected to keep the country's ruler of more than two decades in power despite a unified challenge from the opposition. Ethiopia arrests opposition figure for violating emergency Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:12:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/01/AF--Ethiopia-Opposition.Figure/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ethiopia-Opposition.Figure c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:787d ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government says it has arrested an opposition figure for violating the terms of a state of emergency declared in October. Senegal mourns world-renowned sculptor Ousmane Sow Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:02:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/12/01/AF--Senegal-Ousmane.Sow/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Senegal-Ousmane.Sow c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:76eb DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Ousmane Sow, a Senegalese sculptor whose work celebrated African tribes along with historical icons such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., has died at 81, the culture minister said Thursday.