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  • Wed, 04 May 2016 11:52

    Kenya says arrests key member of militant group plotting attacks

    NAIROBI - Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group that was plotting attacks similar to one in 2013 on the Westgate shopping mall that killed at least 67 people, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Wed, 04 May 2016 11:52

    Three Red Cross workers kidnapped in Congo by suspected rebels

    KINSHASA - Three Red Cross staff members have been kidnapped in eastern Congo in an attack blamed by a rights group on Rwandan rebels.

  • Wed, 04 May 2016 11:49

    West Africa pirates switch to kidnapping crew as oil fetches less

    LONDON - Pirate gangs in West Africa are switching to kidnapping sailors and demanding ransom rather than stealing oil cargoes as low oil prices have made crude harder to sell and less profitable, shipping officials said on Tuesday.

  • Wed, 04 May 2016 11:48

    Drought-hit Zimbabwe sells off wild animals

    HARARE - Zimbabwe put its wild animals up for sale on Tuesday, saying it needed buyers to step in and save the beasts from a devastating drought.

  • Wed, 04 May 2016 11:40

    Baby pulled out alive three days after collapse of Kenya building

    NAIROBI - Rescue workers pulled a six-month-old baby girl out of the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital on Tuesday and reunited her with her father, more than three days after it collapsed following days of heavy rain.

  • Tue, 03 May 2016 12:51

    Egypt journalists protest against arrests in 'raid' on union

    Egypt's journalists' union has demanded the dismissal of the interior minister after two journalists were arrested at its headquarters in Cairo overnight.

  • Tue, 03 May 2016 12:48

    U.S. and Senegal sign defense cooperation deal

    The United States and Senegal signed a cooperation agreement on Monday to ease the deployment of American troops to the West African nation to counter humanitarian crises, natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

  • Tue, 03 May 2016 12:46

    Drought-hit Zimbabwe sells off wild animals

    Zimbabwe put its wild animals up for sale on Tuesday, saying it needed buyers to step in and save the beasts from a devastating drought.

  • Tue, 03 May 2016 12:44

    Magic System drummer Pepito drowns in Ivory Coast

    The drummer of Ivory Coast's famous Magic System band has drowned at the age of 46, the group has said in a Facebook post.