Africa News

  • Botched customs upgrade cuts off Congo's second city

    By Chris Mfula and Aaron Ross LUSAKA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - A month ago, Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) border post with Zambia, one of Africa's busiest land frontiers, went high-tech, with a web-based customs system that was meant to improve efficiency and eradicate corruption. It's not quite…

    Reuters55 mins ago
  • Chase Credit Cards

    Choose from cards with travel rewards, cash back, low interest, and more. Learn More.

    AdChoicesCreditcards.chase.comSponsored
  • Nigeria votes for new FA bosses to end leadership tussle

    Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's embattled football association on Tuesday elects a new president and executive committee, hoping to draw a line under a leadership struggle that took the country to the brink of a FIFA ban.

    AFP
  • Chinese athletes set to shine at Asian Games

    Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Chinese athletes aim to show their class in the Asian Games track and field on Tuesday after a row over talented imported from Africa.

    AFP
  • Malema trial puts focus on corruption in South Africa

    Cape Town (AFP) - Allegations of sleaze among top South African politicians come into sharp and ironic focus on Tuesday as the country's most vociferous anti-graft campaigner goes on trial -- for corruption.

    AFP
  • Lesotho police investigate own officers over coup killing

    Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - Lesotho's police force is investigating some of its own officers for their possible role in an attempted military coup that left one policeman dead, senior commissioners have told AFP.

    AFP
  • Air France flies to Ebola-hit Guinea out of 'solidarity': Hollande

    Paris (AFP) - Air France is maintaining its flights to Ebola-hit Guinea as a sign of France's "solidarity", President Francois Hollande said Monday as he hosted a visit by Guinea's President Alpha Conde.

    AFP
  • Ebola screening for ships' crews in West Africa's biggest port

    Lagos (AFP) - Sand is unloaded from the vast hold of the Pintail cargo ship into waiting trucks at the port of Apapa in Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos.

    AFP
  • With wheelchairs, walking sticks, pilgrims throng Mecca for hajj

    Mecca (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Their backs hunched, elderly Muslim pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into Mecca's Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the holy Kaaba.

    AFP
  • Jailed sick Burundi rights chief released on bail: lawyer

    Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - A Burundi court released a sick human rights activist from prison on medical grounds on Monday, but charges of endangering national security remain.

    AFP
  • South Africa: Alleged poaching ringleader held

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A pilot, a lawyer, a police officer and other South African members of an alleged poaching ring accused of killing two dozen rhinos over several years appeared Monday in a court in Pretoria, South Africa's capital.

    Associated Press
  • Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • The Steps To Success

    Who is the one person who has had the biggest impact on your life?

    AdChoicesstrayerSponsored
  • Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply…

    Associated Press
  • Record 3,072 migrants 'killed crossing Mediterranean in 2014'

    Geneva (AFP) - More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the International Organisation for Migration said Monday.

    AFP
  • Solar energy could dominate electricity by 2050: IEA

    LONDON (Reuters) - Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the West's energy watchdog, said on Monday. IEA Reports said solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate…

    Reuters
  • World Cup winner White quits as Sharks rugby coach

    Durban (South Africa) (AFP) - World Cup-winning coach Jake White quit as rugby director of Coastal Sharks Monday, the Super 15 franchise said in a statement.

    AFP
  • Marcel Granollers beats David Ferrer at Japan Open

    TOKYO (AP) — Marcel Granollers of Spain rallied from a set down to beat second-seeded David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday and advance to the second round of the Japan Open.

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 10:30 a.m. GMT

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters wearing masks and wielding umbrellas to protect against pepper spray and tear gas expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian…

    Associated Press