AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:10:11 -0400 South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:52:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/AF-South-Sudan-Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Sudan-Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-7d3 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba — a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future. Gabon opposition candidate decries high court ruling Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:12:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/AF--Gabon-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gabon-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-807 LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Opposition candidate Jean Ping vowed to not back down from his pursuit of the presidency hours after the constitutional court upheld the victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba, whose family has been in power for nearly half a century. Uganda: Police stop gay pride parade deemed illegal Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:55:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/AF--Uganda-Gay.Pride/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-Gay.Pride c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-8f5 ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Saturday prevented organizers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who said such an event is illegal. Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping decries court ruling upholding incumbent's victory, vows not to back down. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:44:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-823 LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping decries court ruling upholding incumbent's victory, vows not to back down. Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:34:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/AF--Saving.Species-Elephants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Saving.Species-Elephants c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-92c JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conservationists said as an international wildlife conference opened Saturday in South Africa. Burundi: Thousands protest UN report citing rights abuses Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:58:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/AF--Burundi-Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Burundi-Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-8d6 BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Thousands of people have staged a protest in the Burundian capital over a United Nations report that accuses the government of carrying out serious rights abuses. 'We are thirsty' say Tunisians as drought creates tensions Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:34:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/ML--Tunisia-Drought/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_ML--Tunisia-Drought c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-913 TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy. Gabon high court upholds incumbent leader Bongo's victory Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:29:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF--Gabon-Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Gabon-Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-ebe LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's constitutional court upheld incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba's victory in last month's disputed election early Saturday, raising fears of continued unrest as the Bongo family extended its political dynasty of nearly half a century in the oil-rich country. Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:10:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/UN--United.Nations-General.Assembly-Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_UN--United.Nations-General.Assembly-Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-b14 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram on Friday — but that's just one-third of the amount needed for the rest of this year. AP NewsAlert Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:01:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/24/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-b1a LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's constitutional court upholds victory of incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba. VP says South Sudan isn't a 'dumping place' for peacekeepers Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:46:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/UN-United-Nations-General-Assembly-South-Sudan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_UN-United-Nations-General-Assembly-South-Sudan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-bc5 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Sudan's vice president dismissed the need for peacekeepers in his country, insisting Thursday that peace has been achieved after a civil war that broke out in 2013 and produced more than 1 million refugees. UN ready to implement climate deal in Morocco Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:55:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/UN-United-Nations-Climate-Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_UN-United-Nations-Climate-Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-dc9 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the Paris Agreement on climate changed poised to take effect, diplomats now head to Morocco to hammer out the difficult details of how to make it work and raise the $100 billion needed each year to meet its ambitious goals. Death toll from rebel attack in eastern Congo rises to 10 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:49:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF--Congo-Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-dfc BENI, Congo (AP) — The head of a human rights group in Congo says three more people have succumbed to their wounds after an attack by rebels in the northeast, raising the death toll to at least 10. Nigeria administers polio vaccines at military checkpoints Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:10:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF-Nigeria-Polio/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Polio c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-dfb YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Health officials in eastern Nigeria say they have started to administer polio vaccines to children at military checkpoints in an attempt to stop the spread of the crippling disease. Kenyan police accused of executing 3 women after attack Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:37:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF-Kenya-Police-Accused/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Kenya-Police-Accused c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-ea0 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Human rights activists on Friday accused Kenyan police of executing three women who allegedly attacked a police station this month after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group. Morocco asks to re-join African Union after 4 decades Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:24:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF-Morocco-African-Union/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Morocco-African-Union c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-e40 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Morocco has officially submitted a request to join the African Union again after more than four decades, the continental body said Friday. Morocco is the only country on the continent that is not a member. Gunmen kill opposition lawmaker in Mozambique Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:01:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF--Mozambique-Lawmaker.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mozambique-Lawmaker.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-e3f JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A provincial lawmaker from Mozambique's opposition movement has been killed by gunmen, jeopardizing peace efforts in a country where sporadic political violence has hurt an already struggling economy. Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:40:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF--Laos-Tigers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Laos-Tigers c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-eda JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Laos has promised to phase out farms that breed endangered tigers for their body parts, a positive step from a country believed to be a major hub of wildlife trafficking in Asia, conservation groups said Friday. Nigeria governor relocates to town once held by Boko Haram Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:34:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram-Rebuilding/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Boko.Haram-Rebuilding c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-eec BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — The governor of Nigeria's northeast Borno state is making a symbolic relocation to a town recently occupied by Boko Haram extremists, declaring that "We cannot wait forever before we reclaim our destiny." US pledges $133 million for South Sudan refugees, displaced Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:03:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/09/23/AF-South-Sudan-US-Aid/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Sudan-US-Aid c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-f40 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The State Department says the United States is pledging nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian assistance to South Sudan's refugees and internally displaced people.