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IS claims deadly attack in Somalia's Puntland region; said to be 1st in country
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland - said to be the first time the extremist group has claimed an attack in this Horn of Africa nation....

'The whole country is in turmoil again': Fearful Central African Republic civilians seek help
ZEMIO, Central African Republic (AP) -- No soldiers or police patrol this remote town in the far southeast of Central African Republic, where armed groups have attacked several times in the past few months. A company of U.N. peacekeepers in town ventures no more than three miles (5 kilometers) from their base....

A Kenyan official says three police officers have been killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Three police officers were killed and two others injured when their vehicle ran over an improvised bomb near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia, a Kenyan official said Wednesday....

Somali suicide bomber kills 4 at checkpoint in Puntland; 2 soldiers among the dead
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military checkpoint in northern Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing at least four people, a Somali police officer said Tuesday....

Congo opens probe into former minister's role in Kasai violence UN experts had been pursuing
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Authorities in Congo said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces that has killed hundreds in recent months, including a team of United Nations experts....

2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali as extremists remain a threat
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers from Chad have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali....

South Africa's city of Cape Town is telling people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's city of Cape Town is urging residents to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century....

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2018 elections following a complaint he publicly made an obscene finger gesture
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the detention for one day of an opposition leader widely tipped to challenge President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in 2018 elections following a complaint that he made an obscene finger gesture on the street outside a Cairo courtroom in January, according to one of his lawyers....

Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 48 suspected Islamic militants to a military trial over their alleged participation in deadly attacks targeting Christian churches
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 48 suspected Islamic militants to a military trial over their alleged participation in deadly attacks targeting Christian churches....

Egypt's president goes on live TV to answer public's complaints and woes in a savvy form of political theater
CAIRO (AP) -- Beaming, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sat before an audience next to a young TV presenter who praised him for his transparency and straight talk. She then selected a number of questions and complaints from thousands submitted by the public to an online page called "Ask the President."...

   
   

 

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