Africa Headlines

Sat, Oct 3 2015

Suicide bombings in Nigerian capital kill 15: officials

ABUJA - At least 15 people were killed and 41 injured in two suicide bomb attacks late on Friday on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja, officials said. | Video

World, Africa 03 Oct 2015

Central African president calls for tougher mandate for U.N. mission


DAKAR - Central African Republic's interim President Catherine Samba-Panza called on Saturday for a tougher mandate for the U.N. mission, MINUSCA, and the disarmament of militias and rebels after more than 40 people were killed in the capital of Bangui.

World, Africa 03 Oct 2015

Rebels accuse South Sudan government of attacks weeks after peace deal

JUBA - South Sudanese rebels said on Saturday government troops had attacked their positions over the last three days, casting further doubt on a fragile peace agreement in the world's youngest country.

World, United Nations, Africa 03 Oct 2015

Fri, Oct 2 2015

Two blasts on outskirts of Nigerian capital Abuja, official says

ABUJA - Two bombs went off on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital Abuja late on Friday, an official said, the first such incident in over a year.

World, Africa 02 Oct 2015

Nigeria's ex-oil minister Alison-Madueke arrested in London: sources


LAGOS/ABUJA - Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday, a source from Nigeria's presidency circle and another with links to her family said.

World, Africa 02 Oct 2015

Somalia hopes to redirect more military in anti-militant fight: PM


UNITED NATIONS - Somalia must bolster its police presence in towns retaken from the al Shabaab militant group in order to free its overstretched military to focus on offensive action, the prime minister said in an interview on Friday.

World, United Nations, Africa 02 Oct 2015

Boko Haram fighters kill two Niger soldiers, wound four in ambush

NIAMEY - Boko Haram Islamist fighters killed at least two Niger soldiers and wounded four others in an attack on a village near the Nigerian border, army officers said on Friday.

World, United Nations, Africa 02 Oct 2015

Thu, Oct 1 2015

Morocco eyes boycott of Swedish companies over Western Sahara

RABAT - Morocco said on Thursday it was considering a boycott of Swedish companies operating in the North African kingdom because of Sweden's position on the conflict over Western Sahara.

World, Africa, United Nations 01 Oct 2015

Islamic State militants attack forces guarding Libya oil port: official

BENGHAZI, Libya - Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya's main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official said.

Buhari asks Nigeria to be patient about cabinet


LAGOS - President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he had submitted a cabinet list to parliament for approval but asked Nigerians to be patient with his four-month search for a government to tackle the country's worst economic crisis for decades.

World, Africa 01 Oct 2015

Trump accused of “no-show” by Hispanic business group

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce says Trump has backed out of a scheduled Q&A because he can't defend his views to the group's audience.