Africa News

Ethiopia sets 2022 for Nile dam's completion amid delaysEthiopia's controversial Nile River dam will not be completed until 2022, more than four years behind schedule, because of possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant's equipment, an official said Thursday
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this image from video, smoke envelopes a building as emergency services attend an early-morning fire in Congo's capital Kinshasa, Thursday Dec. 13, 2018, which is reported to have destroyed thousands of voting machines just 10-days before the upcoming presidential election.  Officials said Thursday, the blaze appeared to be criminal in nature but vowed that it would not disrupt the Dec. 23, vote. (AP Photo)
Fire ruins 80 percent of Congo capital's voting machinesAn early-morning fire in Congo's capital destroyed nearly 80 percent of the capital city's voting machines just 10 days before the presidential election. Officials said the blaze appeared to be criminal but would not disrupt the vote
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 file photo, Mukhtar Robow, who was once deputy leader of Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, speaks at a press conference about his candidacy for a regional presidency, in Baidoa, Somalia. A Somali official says Ethiopian troops that are part of the African Union forces supporting the Somali government have arrested Robow in Baidoa. (AP Photo/File)
Top al-Shabab defector-turned-Somalia candidate is arrestedTop al-Shabab defector-turned-Somalia candidate is arrested, sparking protests that kill 4
The Associated Press3 hours ago
WWF says Tanzania dam project could hurt key wetlandConservation group says Tanzania's agreement to build a huge hydroelectric plant in the Selous Game Reserve risks damage to an important wetland
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Tanzania agrees to construct $3 billion dam in wildlife parkTanzania agrees to construct $3 billion dam in wildlife reserve that is UNESCO World Heritage site
The Associated Press1 day ago
Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites himKey suspect in Rwanda's genocide returns home to face charges after Denmark extradites him
The Associated Press1 day ago
Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrestedKenyan police say key suspect in Italian volunteer's kidnapping is arrested
The Associated Press2 days ago
US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from enteringThe U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States
The Associated Press2 days ago
Rwanda says forces clash with rebels from neighboring CongoRwanda says its forces clash with rebels from neighboring Congo, with 4 fighters killed
The Associated Press3 days ago
In Zimbabwe's crisis, 'we cannot talk of Christmas anymore'In Zimbabwe's worst currency meltdown in a decade, 'we cannot talk of Christmas anymore'
The Associated Press3 days ago
US airstrike outside Somalia's capital kills 4 al-ShababUS airstrike outside Somalia's capital kills 4 al-Shabab fighters in 'self-defense' action
The Associated Press4 days ago
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila walks to interview by the Associated Press at the Nation's Palace in Kinshasa Sunday Dec. 9, 2018. Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the future. Kabila said he hopes to continue to be active in tackling the vast challenges that remain in this mineral-rich but "complicated nation." (AP Photo/John Bompengo)
Congo's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in futureAP Interview: Congo's Kabila, soon to step aside, doesn't rule out seeking presidency again
The Associated Press4 days ago
Even after a peace deal ended the civil war, sexual assaults are rising as more desperate people venture out for aid.
At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'I was crying and screaming but ... no one could hear me'
The Associated Press4 days ago
IMF approves $3.7 billion loan for oil-rich AngolaIMF approves $3.7 billion loan for oil-rich Angola as it seeks to diversify economy
The Associated Press5 days ago
Congolese colonel arrested in killings of UN expertsCongolese colonel arrested during inquiry into killings of UN experts from US, Sweden
The Associated Press6 days ago
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