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Congo names third American in a foiled coup plot as mourners gather in Utah to remember plot leader

May. 23, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

Congo's army spokesman on Tuesday released the name of the third American involved a foiled coup plot in Kinshasa, while family members in Utah gathered to mourn Christian Malanga, the eccentric leader of the brazen and ill-fated attack targeting the presidential palace over the weekend. ...

Americans in alleged Congo coup plot formed an unlikely band

May. 20, 2024 21:30 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Three Americans involved in a brazen weekend attack on Congo's presidential palace formed an unlikely band under the leadership of eccentric opposition figure Christian Malanga, who dabbled in gold mining and used cars before persuading his Utah-born son to join in the...

An Islamist group used child soldiers in Mozambique attacks, says Human Rights Watch

May. 15, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An Islamist group operating in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province used boys as young as 13 in attacks on a town last week and residents who were forced to flee the fighting recognized some of the child soldiers as their missing relatives, advocacy group Human...

Death toll up to 32 in South Africa building collapse but rescue efforts boosted by 1 more survivor

May. 13, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Rescue teams in South Africa forged ahead Monday with efforts to find more survivors as the death toll rose to 32 a week after the collapse of an apartment building that was under construction Hopes were boosted over the weekend when one of the...

8 family members die in Mozambique’s latest capsizing, a week after another killed nearly 100 people

Apr. 16, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least eight people from one family have died after their homemade boat sank in central Mozambique, state media reported Tuesday. Monday's sinking on a tributary of the Zambezi River in Sofala province came days after nearly 100 people, many of them...

Bangladeshi ship seized off Somali coast is freed after more than a month

Apr. 15, 2024 05:18 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A cargo vessel seized by pirates off the Somali coast has been freed along with its crew after more than a month, the European Union’s maritime security force said Monday. Operation ATALANTA said in a statement that all 23 crew members of the...