(AP) — The small plane carrying only its American pilot disappeared 10 days ago just miles from a refueling stop at a West African island in the middle of a tropical storm of thunder and lightning. Since then, searches with a plane and boats have found no trace of... Read more
  (AP) — A granddaughter of Nelson Mandela has harshly criticized a longtime associate of the former president and anti-apartheid leader, in an escalation of a dispute over funds linked to one of the world’s most revered figures. Tukwini Mandela accused lawyer George Bizos of insulting her mother, slandering... Read more
  (AP) — Rebel fighters in Central African Republic seized the presidential palace when they overtook the capital in March, though when it came to setting up shop they set their sights a bit loftier: the city’s sole luxury hotel. With no advance reservation, rebels armed with rocket-propelled grenades... Read more
(AP) — Kenya’s Red Cross says two children buried in a landslide overnight have died, as the country’s death toll from heavy flooding rose to 41. The Red Cross said Wednesday that the landslide in Narok County happened after a heavy downpour that destroyed houses and farms. The two... Read more
(AP) — Outside a dilapidated two-story building, Abdi Ali says goodbye to his veiled girlfriend Anisa and they take two separate streets to avoid attention. Soon they’re aboard a minibus heading outside Mogadishu, pretending they don’t know each other. After more than two hours of travel, they arrive at... Read more
(AP) — The name of Zimbabwe’s last white leader, who ceded power to Robert Mugabe 33 years ago and who died six years ago, has at last been removed from the nation’s list of 5.7 million registered voters. The state Electoral Commission says Ian Smith, the former prime minister,... Read more
(AP) — A handler at an elephant park in South Africa was trampled to death while taking elephants out for exercise, the park’s owner said Tuesday. The accident happened at around 7 a.m. Monday at the Elephant Sanctuary near Hartbeespoort Dam, west of Pretoria. About half an hour earlier... Read more
(AP) — A special prosecutor says a panel of judges will take up the case against the son of Senegal’s former president. Karim Wade, whose father left office last year, has been accused of misappropriating state funds. He is being asked to explain how he managed to amass a... Read more
  (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the uranium-rich West African nation of Niger on Tuesday, although officials discounted that the mineral was the reason for his visit. Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou denied international speculation that Iran had come in search of uranium for its enrichment program, which... Read more
(AP) — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said the execution of the nation’s March presidential election wasn’t perfect but that petitions to overturn the result did not prove President Uhuru Kenyatta was illegally elected. The court had announced its unanimous ruling upholding Kenyatta’s election in late March but on... Read more