Africa Headlines

Protesters march on Ebola center in Sierra Leone


FREETOWN - Thousands marched on an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone on Friday after a former nurse alleged that the deadly virus was invented to conceal "cannibalistic rituals" at the ward, a regional police chief said.

World, Health, Africa 12:46pm EDT

Nigeria Shi'ite leader says military kills 3 sons, 30 supporters

ABUJA - The leader of Nigeria's minority Shi'ite Muslims accused the military on Saturday of killing three of his sons and 30 of his supporters when they opened fire on a protest the previous day.

World, Africa 12:39pm EDT

Boko Haram clashes with Cameroon soldiers in cross-border attacks

YAOUNDE - Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killing at least four soldiers and prompting the Cameroonian army to send reinforcements to the area, army sources said on Saturday.

World, Africa 8:53am EDT

Fri, Jul 25 2014

Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash


PARIS/BAMAKO - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

World, Africa, Mali 25 Jul 2014

Kenyan police kill two men suspected of planning ferry attack

MOMBASA Kenya - Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police.

World, Africa 25 Jul 2014

Air France ends diversion from Mali crash site

PARIS - Air France-KLM ended on Friday a temporary "precautionary measure" which diverted its traffic away from the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline, the French group said.

Vodafone revenue dragged lower by Spain and South Africa


LONDON - Vodafone reported another big quarterly drop in its main revenue measure, as weakness in South Africa and Spain offset stabilization elsewhere in Europe, and said a broader improvement is not expected until later in the year.

Africa, Spain, Tech 25 Jul 2014

Thu, Jul 24 2014

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali


ALGIERS/BAMAKO - Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. | Video

France sends troops to secure crash site of Air Algerie plane

PARIS - France said on Friday it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crewmembers which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

World, Africa, Mali 24 Jul 2014

French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane


ALGIERS - French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed carrying 110 passengers, nearly half of them French, from Burkina Faso to Algiers. | Video

World, Africa, Mali 24 Jul 2014

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.