AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:59:33 -0500 Zimbabwe's Mugabe marks 93rd birthday in opposition area Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:56:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/25/AF--Zimbabwe-Mugabe_s.Birthday/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Zimbabwe-Mugabe_s.Birthday c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-5fc MATOPO HILLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday Saturday amid granite hills where ancient spirits are said to dwell, defying calls to resign after nearly four decades in power in a region known for opposing the man who says he'll run again in 2018 elections. 1 killed as bandits raid livestock in drought-plagued Kenya Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:13:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/24/AF-Kenya-Bandits/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Kenya-Bandits c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-8d7 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say an official has been killed by livestock bandits in the volatile Rift Valley county of Baringo, where a drought has increased cattle rustling. South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:41:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/24/AF-South-Africa-Immigrants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Immigrants c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-bfb PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned the violence but said his country's migrant burden is bigger than Europe's. Nigerian president's long absence empowers energetic deputy Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:22:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/24/AF-Nigeria-Absent-President/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Absent-President c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-ad5 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Nigerian president's month-long medical leave overseas has empowered his deputy to attack the country's problems with an energy that has surprised observers and led some to suggest he should stay in charge for good. Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German hostages Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:21:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/24/AF-Nigeria-Germans-Kidnapped/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Germans-Kidnapped c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-bd2 KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a northern Nigerian village, a worker at the excavation site said. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after a decade Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:58:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/24/AF-Kenya-US-Flights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Kenya-US-Flights c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-b51 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says Kenya has complied with international safety standards and can have direct flights to the U.S. after waiting for more than a decade. Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attack Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:46:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/24/AF--Senegal-Suspected.Extremists/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Senegal-Suspected.Extremists c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-b50 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese police say they have arrested two suspected extremists from Mali connected to the deadly attacks in Ivory Coast last year. Extremists attack Niger military patrol, kill 15 soldiers Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:10:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/23/AF-Niger-Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Niger-Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-fe0 NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A spokesman for Niger's military says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on a patrol near the country's border with Mali. Somalia's new president appoints prime minister Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:11 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/23/AF-Somalia-Prime-Minister/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Somalia-Prime-Minister c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1257 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister, shortly before departing to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since his election. 16 rebels killed in fighting with army in Congo's east Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:55:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/23/AF--Congo-Rebels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Rebels c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-11ca BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country's east, the military's spokesman said Thursday. AP PHOTOS: South African center gives hope to abandoned kids Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:55:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/23/AF-South-Africa-Abandoned-Babies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Abandoned-Babies c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1202 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Outside an old house in a battered Johannesburg neighborhood, a hatch door slams shut and an alarm signals the arrival of an abandoned baby. A new infant is joining the ranks of toddlers being raised in the center. UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe' Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:43:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/UN-Africa-Famine-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_UN-Africa-Famine- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15d0 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:25:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF--Cameroon-Boko.Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Cameroon-Boko.Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15cf YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria. Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:16:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF-Nigeria-Germans-Kidnapped/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Germans-Kidnapped c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15e6 KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria. Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:56:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF--Somalia-Inauguration/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Inauguration c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-180b MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country. South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:33:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF--South.Africa-ICC.Withdrawal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-ICC.Withdrawal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1868 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court ruled Wednesday that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional. The country had been set to become the first to leave the tribunal that prosecutes the world's worst atrocities. Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrested Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:08:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF-Gambia-New-Government/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Gambia-New-Government c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1789 BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested, police said Wednesday, as the tiny West African country works to address more than two decades of alleged abuses under its former ruler. India's vice president visits Uganda, meets president Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:11:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF--Uganda-India-Vice.President_s.Visit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-India-Vice.President_s.Visit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1771 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — India's Vice President Hamid Ansari is meeting with Ugandan officials on the second leg of his African visit. South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:39:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1867 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional. South Africa sees another rise in tension over immigrants Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:29:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/02/22/AF-South-Africa-Immigrant-Attacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Immigrant-Attacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-187a JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government says it is concerned about inflammatory remarks on social media following recent attacks on foreign immigrants.