(AP) — A demonstration in support of Central African Republic’s new leader Michel Djotodia was held in the capital, Bangui. Several hundred residents marched through the city of 700,000 Saturday, carrying banners endorsing Djotodia, who came to power last week when the Seleka rebel coalition advanced from the north... Read more
(AP) — Protests by the unemployed in southern Algeria are raising the specter of rising unrest in the country’s sensitive oil regions, and are increasingly attracting the attention of al-Qaida. Algeria’s vast, sparsely populated Sahara only holds 10 percent of the country’s population but it is home to this... Read more
Kenya’s Supreme Court on Saturday upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s next president and the loser accepted that verdict, ending an election season that riveted the nation with fears of a repeat of the 2007-08 postelection violence. Jubilant Kenyatta supporters flooded the streets of downtown Nairobi,... Read more
(AP) — Nelson Mandela is breathing “without difficulty” after having a procedure to clear fluid in his lung area that was caused by pneumonia, the spokesman for South Africa’s president said Saturday. Mandela, the 94-year-old former president and anti-apartheid leader, had a recurrence of pneumonia, said presidential spokesman Mac... Read more
(AP) — A secular rebel group seeking independence in northern Mali said late Wednesday it has appointed a civil administrator for the region of Kidal, signaling it is retaking control of the government there as French forces battle radical Islamic fighters. The National Movement for the Liberation of the... Read more
(AP) — Vote totals for Kenya’s president-elect mysteriously increased between the time the ballot numbers were announced at some remote polling centers and when they reached the national tallying center in the capital, a lawyer for a civil society group told the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday. Kenya’s six-justice... Read more
(AP) — Aid groups and the international community on Tuesday condemned widespread looting in Central African Republic’s capital, saying that even hospitals had been robbed in the aftermath of a weekend coup that ousted the president of a decade. Efforts to restore order to Bangui, a city of 700,000,... Read more
(AP) — U.N. officials in Liberia say they’ve temporarily halted the repatriation of tens of thousands of refugees from Ivory Coast because of continued unrest near the border between the two countries. Robert Tibagwa of the U.N. refugee agency told The Associated Press on Tuesday that a convoy of... Read more
(AP) — A British businessman was abducted Saturday in Lagos, a rare case of expatriate kidnapping in this West African nation’s commercial center, Nigerian police said Tuesday. Nigeria’s police spokesman Frank Mba told The Associated Press that kidnappers probably followed their victim as he was leaving a nightclub in... Read more
(AP) — A South African court sentenced a Nigerian to 24 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty of masterminding twin car bombings in Nigeria. Henry Okah was found guilty in January for the October 2010 bombing in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, that killed at least 12 people... Read more