Category Archives: Africa

U.S. confirms death of top Islamic State leader in Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday confirmed the death of the Islamic State's senior leader in Libya, known as Abu Nabil, who was targeted in a Nov. 13…

Pistorius Faces Jail As He Awaits Sentencing

Oscar Pistorius is expected to appear before the High Court in Pretoria this morning, as he tries to avoid jail before being sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva…

Group: Democratic space shrinking in Uganda ahead of polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan government is reducing democratic space in this East African country ahead of February polls in which long-term President Yoweri Museveni will seek to extend…

Cameroon says no missing girls among freed Boko Haram hostages

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Cameroon said on Monday that schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram last year were not among a group of 900 hostages liberated by the West…

Libyan-American group says UN begins investigating ex-envoy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has begun investigating the circumstances surrounding the hiring of the U.N.'s former envoy to Libya by the United Arab Emirates, which backs one…

Somali forces arrest American fighting with Islamic rebels

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's security forces on Monday arrested an American who was fighting with the Islamic extremist al-Shabab group, says an African Union official. Abdimalik Jones, who said…

Refugee kids bring David Miliband to his knees in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A bunch of refugee kids singing "ABC" brought former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband to his knees Monday in the heart of Nigeria's war zone. Miliband,…

Ethiopia: Over 10 million will need food aid in January

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government says more than 10 million people including nearly 6 million children will need emergency food by January because of drought. Mitiku Kassa,…

Chad says suicide blasts kill at least 15 in Lake Chad

By Madjiasra Nako N'DJAMENA (Reuters) – Four female suicide bombers attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad on Saturday, killing at least 15 people & injuring 130 in…

Holman wins Australian PGA championship in 3-way playoff

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Australian Nathan Holman parred the first hole of a three-way playoff with American Harold Varner III & South Africa's Dylan Frittelli to win the Australian…