AP - ap.online.regional.africa http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.regional.africa News Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:50:10 -0400 MTN denies illegally exporting $14 billion from Nigeria Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:48:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF--Nigeria-MTN/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-MTN c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-78f7 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African telecommunications giant MTN is denying allegations in the Nigerian Senate that it illegally exported $14 billion from its biggest market on the continent in the past 10 years. Burkina Faso says another coup plot foiled by authorities Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:41:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF--Burkina.Faso-Coup.Plot/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Burkina.Faso-Coup.Plot c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-78f6 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security officials in Burkina Faso say they have foiled another coup plot in this West African nation and blame it on former presidential guards. Car hits, kills South African student leader during protest Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:34:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF--South.Africa-University.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-University.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-78f5 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African university says a student leader of protests for free education was struck and killed by a car while protesters were allegedly blocking traffic on a road outside campus. Congo security forces killed 48 protesters, UN report says Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:58:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF--Congo-Election.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Congo-Election.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7975 KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's security forces shot, burned, stabbed and beat to death at least 48 people during opposition protests in September against a delay in elections that would keep President Joseph Kabila in power beyond his mandate, a U.N. human rights report said Friday. South Africa's move on ICC raises concerns of African exodus Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:43:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF--South.Africa-ICC.Withdrawal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-ICC.Withdrawal c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-79d2 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa on Friday reversed its early support for the International Criminal Court and said it will submit a parliamentary bill to withdraw from it, raising concerns of a possible African exodus that would undermine a human rights tribunal accused by some African leaders of unfairly targeting their continent. Top critic Uganda says 'undecided' about leaving ICC Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:48:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF--Uganda-International.Criminal.Court/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Uganda-International.Criminal.Court c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7992 KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda says it remains "undecided" about whether to leave the International Criminal Court after two African states this week decided to pull out. AP Explains: Why African states have started leaving the ICC Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:27:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF-AP-Explains-International-Criminal-Court/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-AP-Explains-International-Criminal-Court c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7a1c JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Until this week, no country had withdrawn from the International Criminal Court. Now two African states, South Africa and Burundi, have made official decisions to leave. Concerns are high that more African countries now will act on years of threats to pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here's a look at what it all means. South Africa says bill to withdraw from International Criminal Court soon goes to parliament Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:28:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF-APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-79e6 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says bill to withdraw from International Criminal Court soon goes to parliament. South Sudan rebel leader says he could return next month Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:29:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/21/AF--South.Sudan-Rebel.Leader-Interview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Rebel.Leader-Interview c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7af5 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to the turbulent country as early as next month, even if he has to enter the way he fled — on foot. South Sudan rebel leader says he could return next month Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/20/AF--South.Sudan-Rebel.Leader-Interview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Rebel.Leader-Interview c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7f1f JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to the turbulent country as early as next month, even if he has to enter the way he fled — on foot. Newly banned Shiite group in Nigeria appeals in court Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:25:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/20/AF--Nigeria-Shiites/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Shiites c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7dcd KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — A newly banned Shiite group in northern Nigeria said Thursday it was appealing in court against the government decision that observers are warning could spark sustained violence. Singer Akon backs Liberia schools' partnership with firm Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:37:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/20/AF--Liberia-Akon-Education/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Liberia-Akon-Education c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7ea4 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Senegalese-American hip-hop star Akon is endorsing Liberia's plan to outsource oversight of its primary education system to a Kenya-based for-profit company, a decision that some local educators have denounced. South African student leader is injured in protest Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:47:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/20/AF--South.Africa-University.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-University.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7ea5 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The student council at a leading South African university says a student leader was hit multiple times in the back by police rubber bullets during a protest for free education. Somalia releases 3 Al-Jazeera journalists Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:06:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/20/AF--Somalia-Journalists.Released/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Journalists.Released c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7f62 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government has released three Al-Jazeera journalists Thursday, two days after they were arrested along with their driver by security forces, the network confirmed. Student protesters berate university head in South Africa Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:45:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/19/AF--South.Africa-University.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Africa-University.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7a52 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Student protesters berated the vice-chancellor of one of South Africa's top universities on Wednesday, venting their anger over school fees at what was supposed to be a peace-building event. South Sudan monitor says cease-fire violated almost daily Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:41:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/19/AF--South.Sudan-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--South.Sudan-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7b81 JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The monitor of South Sudan's peace deal is reporting "near-daily violations" of the cease-fire and says fighting could "trigger an uncontrolled escalation of violence." Nigeria's leader meets 21 schoolgirls, vows to free the rest Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:15:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/19/AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Nigeria-Kidnapped.Girls c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7b45 ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president on Wednesday vowed to "redouble" efforts to secure the release of nearly 200 schoolgirls who remain missing more than two years after being abducted by Boko Haram extremists. North Korean ships not flying Tanzanian flag, official says Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:55:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/19/AF--Tanzania-North.Korea-Ships/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Tanzania-North.Korea-Ships c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7b2e DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania on Wednesday denied allegations that some North Korean ships have been flying Tanzania's flag in violation of international sanctions on Pyongyang. 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested in Somalia Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:38:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/19/AF--Somalia-Journalists.Arrested/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF--Somalia-Journalists.Arrested c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7b44 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Three Al-Jazeera journalists were arrested by security forces, a few hours before an editor of a daily newspaper in Mogadishu was released, said a Somali media rights activist. Boko Haram overruns Nigerian military base in northeast Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:49:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/world/africa/2016/10/19/AF-Nigeria-Boko-Haram/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_world_africa_AF-Nigeria-Boko-Haram c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7a17 YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overrun a remote military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing, the army said Wednesday.