AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:39:31 -0400 Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:21:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/28/AF--Africa-Hunger.Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Africa-Hunger.Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-2c04 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor. South African finance minister pulled from overseas tour Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:18:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/28/AF-South-Africa-Finance-Minister/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Africa-Finance-Minister c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-2bbe JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's finance minister returned to Johannesburg on Tuesday after being abruptly ordered to pull out of a trade promotion trip to Britain and the United States, fueling investor fears that he is about to be fired by President Jacob Zuma. South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies, 87 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:13:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/28/AF--South.Africa-Activist.Dies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Activist.Dies c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-2ca8 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:30:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/28/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-2cba JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87. Nigerian governor jailed for corruption on bail Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:36:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/27/AF-Nigeria-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-2f75 YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A former Nigerian governor sentenced to five years' jail for corruption has been granted bail to seek medical care after just 20 days in prison. South African man, 22, in court for axe murder of his family Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:26:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/27/AF--South.Africa-Axe.Murder.Trial/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-Axe.Murder.Trial c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3022 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 22-year-old South African man appeared in court Monday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015. Kenya says its army killed 31 extremists in Somalia Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:16:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/27/AF--Kenya-Al-Shabab/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Kenya-Al-Shabab c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-307e NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia, but the Islamic militant group denies it. 6 killed in plane crash near Zimbabwe-Mozambique border Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:06:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/27/AF--Zimbabwe-Plane.Crash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Zimbabwe-Plane.Crash c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-2fac HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A small plane crashed Monday near the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique, killing all six people on board. Portuguese news agency Lusa says six people died in a plane crash on border between Mozambique and Zimbabwe Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:29:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/27/AF--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-2fbb JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Portuguese news agency Lusa says six people died in a plane crash on border between Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises to 7 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:36:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/27/AF--South.Sudan-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-30b7 JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The death toll of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan has risen to seven, with the news that the driver also died. 6 aid workers killed in South Sudan Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:39:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/26/AF--South.Sudan-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3453 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013. Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:07:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/26/AF--Somalia-Drought/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Drought c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-348f BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air. East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:54:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/25/AF-Africa-Refugees/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Africa-Refugees c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3859 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa's regional bloc said Saturday it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts. Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: Officials Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:51:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/25/AF--Congo-Decapitations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Decapitations c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-388d BENI, Congo (AP) — A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in an increasingly violent region where the U.N. is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, a local official said Saturday. 3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:58:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/25/AF--Mali-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Mali-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3878 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north. Somalia's proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakers Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:28:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/25/AF--Somalia-Cabinet.Challenge/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Cabinet.Challenge c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3887 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's parliament speaker is urging the new prime minister to review his proposed cabinet after 105 lawmakers presented a petition calling for changes. Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:49:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/25/AF-South-Sudan-Sexual-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-South-Sudan-Sexual-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-394f MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) — After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the child was a spark of life. Congo must help search for missing UN experts: Rights group Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:27:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/25/AF--Congo-Disappearances/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Disappearances c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3947 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo's government must cooperate with United Nations efforts to locate experts who have been missing in the violent Kasai region for nearly two weeks, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:22:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/24/AF-Burkina-Faso-Extremists/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Burkina-Faso-Extremists c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3e4d OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali. Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:34:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2017/03/24/AF--Nigeria-Oil.Pollution/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Oil.Pollution c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15ac8932706:-3ef3 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.