Sudan president vows revenge against South Sudan
2012-05-10 20:55:13 UTC
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's president vowed revenge for any attacks by South Sudan against the north's territory, saying Thursday his forces will "chop off any hand" trying to take Sudanese land.
Omar al-Bashir also claimed his soldiers killed more than 1,300 South Sudanese troops during th...
IFC, MasterCard Foundation partner in Africa
2012-05-07 18:32:14 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Bank partner devoted to developing the private sector and The MasterCard Foundation will spend millions of dollars so more impoverished Africans can get loans and other financial services, officials said Monday.
At a Johannesburg news conference Monday, officials ...
Scientists urge balance of consumption to fight poverty
2012-05-01 01:42:15 UTC
A group of 23 scientists from across the globe have called for a drastic rethink on consumption to fight poverty as global population rises. They say incentives and regulation are needed to achieve a balance.
Levels of consumption between developing and developed nations must be rebalanced to fi...
21 killed in north Nigeria church service attacks
2012-04-30 04:53:13 UTC
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen attacked worship services at a university campus and a church Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 21 people in coordinated assaults that saw panicked Christians gunned down as they tried to flee, witnesses and officials said.
The deadlier attack targeted an...
Sudan declares emergency on border with south
2012-04-29 19:15:10 UTC
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan declared a state of emergency Sunday in areas bordering South Sudan, giving authorities wide powers of arrest a day after they detained three foreigners in a flashpoint town along the frontier.
The detentions and state of emergency heightened tensions even further ...
Nigeria: 7 killed in newspaper office bombings
2012-04-26 21:04:37 UTC
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomber and a man armed with explosives attacked two Nigerian newspaper offices on Thursday, killing seven people and wounding at least 26. The radical Islamic sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility.
Boko Haram said it coordinated the attacks on Nigeria's major d...
Taylor conviction sends warning to tyrants
2012-04-26 20:05:19 UTC
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday became the first head of state since World War II convicted by an international war crimes court, a legal landmark observers say sent a clear message to tyrants around the world that their days of impunity are n...
African Union: Sudan must stop bombing South Sudan
2012-04-26 03:38:36 UTC
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union called on Sudan to stop its aerial bombardment of South Sudan and for both countries to cease hostilities, as an uneasy calm settled over the south Wednesday.
The African Union Peace and Security Council issued a communique with a seven-point road...
UN confirms 16 deaths in Sudan bombings
2012-04-25 04:25:47 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has confirmed that at least 16 civilians in South Sudan have been killed and 34 injured in bombings by Sudanese aircraft.
U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, the current Security Council president, told reporters the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan rep...
For cheap fuel, Nigeria bought massive corruption
2012-04-24 20:02:40 UTC
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — For the price of cheap gasoline, Nigeria paid billions of dollars into a corrupt government system of fuel subsidies that saw huge contracts awarded to shady companies without any oversight, according to a lawmakers' report.
The report, debated Tuesday in Nigeria's House ...
Boredom, discontent set in among Kony hunters
2012-04-24 19:56:37 UTC
DJEMA, Central African Republic (AP) — An Internet campaign that's gone viral aims to capture notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony, but Ugandan foot soldiers who have spent years searching for the man are starting to ask a question their top commanders prefer to ignore: Is it possible he is dead?
US 'very concerned' by Sudan-South Sudan violence
2012-04-24 19:42:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is "very concerned" about violence between Sudan and South Sudan.
She is urging both countries to halt fighting, withdraw their troops from border areas and resume peace talks.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said Tuesd...
South Sudan president: Sudan has 'declared war'
2012-04-24 19:27:53 UTC
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said its northern neighbor has "declared war" on the world's newest nation, just hours after Sudanese jets dropped eight bombs onto South Sudan on Tuesday.
President Salva Kiir's comments, made during a trip to China, signal a rise in rhetoric betw...
Yemen army recaptures center of al-Qaida-held city
2012-04-24 19:23:16 UTC
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — FBI director Robert Mueller and Yemen's new president pledged to step up the fight against al-Qaida Tuesday only hours after government forces fought their way to the heart of a southern Yemeni city that has been held by Islamic extremists for nearly a year.
Uganda Kony-hunting soldiers face jungle threats
2012-04-21 15:13:28 UTC
RIVER VOVODO, Central African Republic (AP) — For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang. Encounters with the Lord's Resistance Army rebels are so rare that Kony hunters worry more about the threats of the j...
U.N. chief says South Sudan infringing on Sudan sovereignty
2012-04-19 17:32:13 UTC
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday termed South Sudan's seizure of a disputed oil field in Sudan an "illegal act" and called on both countries to stop border clashes spiraling into war as the United States warned of a "worrying" escalation in rhetoric.
Clashes along ...
Somali pirates release Panama-flagged ship amid ransom reports
2012-04-12 16:07:31 UTC
HARGEISA (Reuters) - Somali pirates have released a Panama-flagged vessel they seized two months ago allowing it to continue on its way to the breakaway enclave of Somaliland, the ship's agent and a government official said on Thursday.
Pirates hijacked the MV Leila in February near Oman, seiz...
Stunning Images of Ramadan From Around the Globe
2020-04-30 19:44:18 UTC
<p>Ramadan is usually a time of togetherness, with Muslims filling mosques for hours of prayer and sharing large, lavish meals with friends and neighbors after days of dawn-to-dusk fasting.</p><p>But as Associated Press images show, the coronavirus has forced Muslims around the world — from...