(AP) — Rebels in Central African Republic on Thursday dismissed the president’s offer to release some political prisoners, saying the fighters would still consider retaking up arms despite signing a peace agreement two months ago. The move deepens concerns that the rebels could again fight against the government, further... Read more
(AP) — Will the allure of a $5 million reward be the downfall of a tweeting, rapping American jihadi who once fought alongside the Somali militant group al-Shabab but now denounces their methods and motivations in online feuds? A U.S. State Department official who specializes in Somalia said Thursday... Read more
(AP) — A suicide car bomber killed a soldier near Timbuktu’s airport, officials said Thursday, the first such attack in the fabled city where French forces ousted Islamic extremists from power almost two months ago. The renewed violence heightens security concerns as the French military seeks to hand over... Read more
Nigerians are reacting with anger and apprehension to Monday’s suicide car bomb explosion in Kano that claimed the lives of over 40 passengers of buses bound for the southern parts of the country. The general anger was followed Wednesday with more violence as no less than 11 people were... Read more
(AP) — Wanted on an international warrant for alleged war crimes, Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda lived openly in Congo for years, playing tennis at exclusive clubs and dining at lakeside restaurants in full view of foreign diplomats and U.N. peacekeepers. That all ended when the 39-year-old known as “The... Read more
(AP) — South Africa’s police chief said Tuesday she stands by her statement praising officers involved in the shooting massacre of 34 striking miners and insisting they were “just doing your work.” Evidence before the judicial commission questioning her Tuesday has indicated some miners were shot in the back... Read more
(AP) — Zimbabwe’s electoral body said Tuesday that 94.5 percent of voters cast a ballot in favor of a new constitution that calls for a strengthening of human rights and a curb on presidential powers after a decade of political and economic turmoil in the southern African nation. But... Read more
16 killed, dozens wounded in northern Nigeria blast
(AP) — At least 16 people were killed in an explosion that hit a bus station in Kano in northern Nigeria, a medic said Monday in the latest violence to hit this West African nation. The medic, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to... Read more
Accused Congolese warlord turns self in at U.S embassy
(AP) — A Congolese warlord accused of conscripting child soldiers who had lived as an international fugitive for years surrendered to the United States Embassy in Rwanda on Monday and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said. The move marks a... Read more
(AP) — A man who appears to be a French hostage held by Islamic extremists has appeared in a video filmed three days ago, in the second recording released since he and his family were kidnapped on Feb. 19 in northern Cameroon. The video’s audio airs a man’s voice... Read more