AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:38:55 -0400 Sudan says it has South Sudan's former rebel leader who fled Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:21:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/23/AF--Sudan-South.Sudan.Rebel.Leader/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Sudan-South.Sudan.Rebel.Leader c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:17d2 KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's former rebel leader and vice president who fled the country last week has re-emerged in neighboring Sudan, which announced Tuesday that he had needed "urgent medical attention." Riek Machar's whereabouts had been largely unknown for weeks, leaving an already fragile peace deal in limbo. Nigeria: Air raid 'fatally wounds' Boko Haram leader Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:25:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/23/AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16d1 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has "fatally wounded" Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants, but there was no way to confirm yet another claim of the death of Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader. Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:19:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/23/WikiLeaks-Collateral.Damage-Abridged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_WikiLeaks-Collateral.Damage-Abridged c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1848 CAIRO (AP) — Its scoops have rattled the Saudi foreign ministry, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Democratic Party. But WikiLeaks' spectacular mass-disclosures have also hit hundreds of average people — including sick children, rape victims and mental patients — who just happened to find their personal information included in the group's giant data dumps, The Associated Press has found. Sudan says it received South Sudan former rebel leader who fled, now getting 'urgent' medical care Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:06:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/23/APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:17d3 KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan says it received South Sudan former rebel leader who fled, now getting 'urgent' medical care. AP analysis: Private data of hundreds of people exposed on WikiLeaks site, includes rape victims Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:00:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/23/-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1671 CAIRO (AP) — AP analysis: Private data of hundreds of people exposed on WikiLeaks site, includes rape victims. Nigerian oil militants declare ceasefire, ready to negotiate Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:34:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/22/AF--Nigeria-Oil.Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Oil.Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1386 WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's leading oil militants have declared a conditional ceasefire in attacks that are losing the West African nation a million barrels of oil a day. The Niger Delta Avengers also say they are willing to negotiate a peace deal. Detained Gambian protester dies in hospital, opposition says Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:10:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/22/AF-Gambia-Opposition/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Gambia-Opposition c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:13be DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Gambian protester who was detained earlier this year has died while undergoing surgery at a hospital in the capital, Banjul, an opposition leader said Monday, as his party blamed President Yahya Jammeh's regime. Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:01:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/22/AF--Ethiopia.Marathoner/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Ethiopia.Marathoner c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1243 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face prosecution upon his return home and will have "a heroic welcome," a government spokesman said Monday. But it was not clear whether the runner would go back. Kerry: South Sudan agrees to deployment of regional force Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:49:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/22/AF-Kerry-Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Kerry-Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:12a3 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East African foreign ministers from countries including South Sudan have agreed to move ahead with the deployment of a regional peacekeeping force to that troubled nation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday on the first stop of his latest Africa visit. Somalia bombings kill 17 at local government HQ, market Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:33:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/21/AF--Somalia-Suicide.Bombing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Suicide.Bombing c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:d86 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a local government headquarters in Somalia while another bomber targeted a nearby marketplace, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 30 others, police said Sunday. Kerry in Kenya to discuss regional security and terrorism Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:15:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/21/AF--Kerry-Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kerry-Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:fac NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Kenya to hold talks with leaders of the East African nation that are expected to focus on regional security and extremism. Congo opposition wants strike as election delayed until 2017 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:46:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/21/AF--Congo-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:dd5 KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A coalition of Congo's opposition parties is calling for a general strike after the country's electoral commission said a presidential election once meant for November won't be held until next year. Zimbabwe: Supporters fume after protest pastor leaves for US Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:28:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/21/AF--Zimbabwe-Protesting.Pastor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Zimbabwe-Protesting.Pastor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:df9 HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — From a symbol of resistance and hope, a pastor who galvanized thousands of Zimbabweans into anti-government action has become a subject of derision, fighting accusations of being a coward. Suicide bombing in north Cameroon kills 3, injures several Sun, 21 Aug 2016 05:14:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/21/AF-Cameroon-Suicide-Bombing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Cameroon-Suicide-Bombing c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:d80 YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A local official says a suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a Cameroon market near the border with Nigeria, killing at least three people and injuring at least 11 others. Congo electoral commission says vote should be delayed Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:39:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/20/AF--Congo-Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:a08 KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Voter registration for Congo's November presidential election will not be completed until next year, the electoral commission president said Saturday, suggesting that the vote should be delayed. Congo begins hearing against 6 rebels in insecure east Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:27:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/20/AF--Congo-Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:a29 BENI, Congo (AP) — Hundreds of people attended the start of a hearing against six suspected rebels captured in eastern Congo after the killings of dozens of people in recent months. Former Somalia PM who lost US court battle dies: president Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:43:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/20/AF--Somalia-Former.Prime.Minister/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Former.Prime.Minister c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:932 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A former Somalia prime minister who lost a long U.S. court battle over accusations of killing and torture has died, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced Saturday. Kerry heading to Africa for talks on counterterrorism Sat, 20 Aug 2016 07:46:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/20/AF--Kerry-Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kerry-Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:82a NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Africa on Monday for talks in Kenya and Nigeria on countering terrorism before visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the conflict in Yemen. AP EXPLAINS: How South Sudan rebel's flight adds to turmoil Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:55:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/20/AF--AP.Explains-South.Sudan-Turmoil/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--AP.Explains-South.Sudan-Turmoil c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:826 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan, the world's newest country, is in political limbo after rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar fled earlier this week. His whereabouts remained unclear Saturday after a spokesman for Machar and the United Nations both said he was in neighboring Congo but Congo's government said it had no knowledge of him being there. His departure puts South Sudan's peace deal, reached a year ago under international pressure, into disarray while the country's humanitarian crisis worsens. Security Council regrets election delay in Somalia Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:25:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/08/19/UN--United.Nations-Somalia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_UN--United.Nations-Somalia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:32b UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council expressed regret Friday at the delay in presidential and parliamentary elections in Somalia and called on all parties to implement the new calendar without delay.