Africa Headlines

Suspected Islamist militants kill three at Mali customs post

BAMAKO Suspected Islamist militants killed two civilians and a customs officer and burned a car in an attack on a customs post in Mopti, central Mali, on Thursday, a defense ministry spokesman said.

World, Africa, Mali 5:11am EST

Nigeria faces new rift over alleged Shi'ite massacre


ZARIA, Nigeria Piles of rubble are all that remain of the residence of Nigeria's most prominent Shi'ite Muslim leader after it was demolished by bulldozers in the northern city of Zaria.

World, Africa 4:53am EST

North Korea feels global pressure but not completely ostracized


SEOUL From building statues and training police in Africa to trading with India and Thailand, North Korea is managing to maintain business ties and friendly diplomatic relations with a dwindling number of Cold War-era friends.

Wed, Feb 10 2016

Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria: officials

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday.

World, Africa 10 Feb 2016

Prosecutor recommends life jail sentence for Chad's ex-ruler


DAKAR Prosecutors in the landmark human rights trial of former Chad ruler Hissene Habre recommended life in prison if he is convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, Senegal state radio said on Wednesday.

World, Africa, United Nations 10 Feb 2016

North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not seen transmitting: U.S. sources


WASHINGTON North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to Earth, U.S. sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly advanced its rocket technology.

Sudan summons U.S. envoy over Darfur sanctions draft resolution

KHARTOUM Sudan's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. charge d'affairs in Khartoum on Wednesday over Washington's sponsorship of a draft UN Security Council resolution extending sanctions related to the Darfur conflict and adding restrictions on gold mining, Sudan's main source of income.

World, United Nations, Africa 10 Feb 2016

Somali militants planning attacks disguised as peacekeepers: AU force

NAIROBI African peacekeepers said on Wednesday they had information that al Qaeda-linked militants were planning to launch attacks in Somalia disguised in their uniforms.

World, Africa 10 Feb 2016

At least six killed at Cameroon funeral by two suicide attackers

DOUALA At least six people were killed and 30 injured in northern Cameroon on Wednesday by two Islamist suicide bombers at a Muslim funeral gathering, two officials in the region said.

World, Africa 10 Feb 2016

Tue, Feb 9 2016

Libya must lead anti-Islamic State effort: Egypt's foreign minister


WASHINGTON Libya needs to form a unified government before the United States and European allies opt for any military intervention against thousands of Islamic State fighters in the chaotic North African country, Egypt's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

World, Egypt, Libya, Africa 09 Feb 2016