Africa News

  • Low turnout marks anti-gay demonstration in Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A demonstration against homosexuality in Kenya has fizzled after attracting only a handful of protesters.

    Associated Press30 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history. Won says…

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 44

    JOS, Nigeria (AP) — Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press43 mins ago
  • South Africa's Tutu renews vows after 60 years in wedlock

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, affectionately known to many South Africans as "Arch," kissed his bride of 60 years, Leah.

    Associated Press51 mins ago
  • Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is said to be sickly

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in decline.

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  • Attacks in central Nigeria city of Jos kill 44: official

    Suspected Islamist militants killed 44 people in attacks on a restaurant and on a mosque in the central Nigerian city of Jos, emergency service authorities said on Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Sunday night's attacks bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram insurgents,…

  • U.N. debt expert says Greece can't take more austerity

    Greece cannot take any more austerity as it will cause more social unrest and lessen the chance of an economic recovery, a United Nations debt expert said on Monday. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, the U.N. Independent Expert on Foreign Debt, told reporters in Beijing that Greece's creditors in the…

  • IS in Afghanistan on Xi, Putin's summit agenda: China

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders will discuss the threat the Islamic State group poses in Afghanistan at a Eurasian security summit in Russia this week, a Chinese official said Monday. Xi travels to the Russian city of Ufa for a summit on Thursday…

  • Pat Cummins says he's ready for Australia test return

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Fast bowler Pat Cummins said Monday he's ready for the demands of Australia's upcoming Ashes cricket test series in England, even though he hasn't played a first-class match in two years or a test since his debut four years ago.

    Associated Press
  • Stephen Moore renamed Wallabies captain, year after injury

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Stephen Moore was reappointed Australia rugby captain on Monday to lead the Wallabies at the upcoming Rugby World Cup.

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  • New Zealand, Samoa name squads for one-off test

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks coach Steve Hansen named one new cap in his starting 15 and three more on the bench for Wednesday's one-off rugby test against Samoa, the squad's first-ever in the Pacific islands.

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  • Mozambique triumph creates two CHAN records

    Mozambique created two records and Zimbabwe surrendered one in 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying this weekend. The Mozambican Mambas (Snakes) thumped Seychelles 4-0 on the Indian Ocean island in the second leg of a preliminary tie with the goals coming in a 31-minute first-half…

  • Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and vowed on Sunday to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done.

    Associated Press
  • South Africa cruises to win over Bangladesh in 1st T20

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis smashed an unbeaten 79 to lead his side to a comfortable 52-run win over Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 international on Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Bangladesh vs South Africa Result

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Scores Sunday after South Africa beat Bangladesh by 52 runs in the first Twenty20 International at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

    Associated Press
  • French renewables power grid pilot shows limits of batteries in Europe

    By Geert De Clercq NICE, France (Reuters) - A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery storage of renewable energy is not yet economically viable in Europe. The conclusion is a sobering one for…

  • South Africa win toss, bat first against Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh on Sunday.

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