'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing…

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Pistorius sentencing: What it means

Pistorius sentencing: What it means

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amput…

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Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reports

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's Ministry of Health is requiring visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the previous 22 day…

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US military drone makes 'hard landing' in Niger

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says one of its surveillance drones made what the military labeled a "hard landing" at an airport in Niger.

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UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak.

October 20, 2014 12:53 pm

Moody's raises Egypt's outlook to stable

CAIRO (AP) — Moody's Investor Services said Egypt's political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country's outlook from negati…

October 20, 2014 12:28 pm

Prominent South African politician shot in robbery

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A prominent member of South Africa's ruling party was shot in the chest during a robbery at an ATM in the country's east, …

October 20, 2014 12:16 pm

Nigerians await news on missing girls

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may…

October 20, 2014 12:17 pm

Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's national elections commission said Monday that vote counting in the country's northwestern province has…

October 20, 2014 11:00 am

Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner'…

October 20, 2014 10:31 am

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought …

October 20, 2014 2:01 am

Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan and Somali soldiers killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Eth…

October 19, 2014 2:52 pm

Mozambique: Opposition leaders reject early result

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The leaders of Mozambique's opposition parties said Sunday they reject early results which show victory for the ruli…

October 19, 2014 2:17 pm

Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned fr…

October 19, 2014 11:46 am

Killer in the honeymoon murder trial dies

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man convicted for the murder of a woman killed on honeymoon in Cape Town has died, announced South Africa's Department…

October 19, 2014 11:37 am

Cautious optimism over Nigeria's kidnapped girls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — There's no dancing in the streets, but people in the hometown of more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls are ca…

October 18, 2014 5:18 pm

Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quara…

October 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels, says report

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sudan's government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south's civil…

October 18, 2014 11:05 am

22 killed by rebels in eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congo official says that 22 people were killed in an attack in eastern Congo believed to be by Ugandan rebels.

October 18, 2014 10:00 am

Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people exp…

October 17, 2014 5:06 pm

Mozambique elections declared free and fair

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Observer missions declared Mozambique's national election free and fair as votes continued to be counted on Friday.

October 17, 2014 1:08 pm

Official Nigeria news agency: Chief of defense announces cease-fire with Islamic extremists

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Official Nigeria news agency: Chief of defense announces cease-fire with Islamic extremists.

October 17, 2014 9:34 am

Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to priso…

October 17, 2014 8:09 am

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the gove…

October 16, 2014 1:30 pm

Rebels kill 30 people in East Congo, official says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Rebels crept into houses and attacked civilians, killing at least 30 people around the town of Beni in eastern Congo, a…

October 16, 2014 12:41 pm

Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not …

October 16, 2014 12:18 pm

Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus …

October 15, 2014 4:11 pm

USAID says Ebola nations following right approach

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A U.S. official touring the West African countries worst hit by the deadly Ebola virus expressed optimism Wednesday tha…

October 15, 2014 3:55 pm

Car bomb in Somali capital kills 5, mostly kids

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb close to Somalia's presidential palace detonated while a group of children were walking by, killing five …

October 15, 2014 1:16 pm

Mozambique elections: Allegations of fraud

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's main opposition party said it found an incident of possible fraud during voting in the national electio…

October 15, 2014 12:26 pm

UN says rebels kill 9, kidnap 47 in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — There has been a resurgence of rebel activity in northeast Congo with gunmen killing nine people and another group kidn…

October 15, 2014 11:52 am

Steenkamp relative testifies at Pistorius hearing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Reeva Steenkamp's cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistori…

October 15, 2014 11:34 am

Violence flares in C. African Republic capital

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Violence flared anew in Central African Republic's capital with four civilians killed in a late night …

October 15, 2014 10:03 am

Mozambicans to vote on Wednesday

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The capital's streets named after Vladimir Lenin and Kim Il Sung are lingering reminders of Mozambique's post-independence…

October 14, 2014 12:32 pm

Prosecutor: Pistorius offered cash after killing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but they reject…

October 14, 2014 11:19 am

How Pistorius' punishment will be decided

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Will Oscar Pistorius serve any prison time for killing Reeva Steenkamp?

October 13, 2014 12:06 pm

Madagascar's exiled leader arrested on return

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's former president has been arrested, just hours after he returned to the island nation following more than fiv…

October 13, 2014 11:48 am

Psychologist says Pistorius is 'broken man'

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally …

October 13, 2014 9:43 am

Car bomb in Somalia's capital kills 11

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a popular cafe in Somalia's capital on Sunday, killing 11 people and wounding eight othe…

October 12, 2014 3:49 pm

Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing this week

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — What kind of sentence will Oscar Pistorius get for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp?

October 12, 2014 10:33 am

Lesotho plans elections, but mood is unsettled

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — The Maseru Sun hotel in Lesotho says it welcomes families and business travelers. But most guests on a recent weekend w…

October 12, 2014 9:30 am

C. African Republic leader in talks with militia

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic's transitional president opened talks Saturday with leaders of a Christian mi…

October 11, 2014 1:08 pm

US deal with Equatorial Guinean missed chance

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A U.S. deal forcing the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader to turn over $31.3 million in ill-gotten gains misses an opportu…

October 11, 2014 12:39 pm

10 dead after boat collides with ship off Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A local official says 10 people died and a dozen were missing after a small boat collided with a ship off Guinea's sout…

October 11, 2014 8:27 am

Cameroon: 27 hostages freed in north

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's government announced Saturday that 27 hostages presumed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram, including 10…

October 11, 2014 3:54 am

WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 4,000

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian lawmakers on Friday rejected a proposal to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the power to further restri…

October 10, 2014 3:36 pm

Ethiopia says US embassy intruders must be charged

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government said it hopes U.S. authorities will prosecute protesters who tried to take down the nationa…

October 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Nigerian leader denies worth $100 million

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is threatening to sue a website that listed him as one of Africa's richest preside…

October 10, 2014 10:45 am

South Africa hosts second sensational murder trial

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One month after a verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial, South African justice is again under international scrutiny as pro…

October 10, 2014 6:20 am
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