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Britain's Prince Harry and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, at the UK Africa Investment Summit in London, Monday Jan. 20, 2020. Boris Johnson is hosting 54 African heads of state or government in London. The move comes as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool via AP)

UK looks to fast-growing Africa for trade ties after Brexit

Jan. 20, 2020 10:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Harry touted the U.K. as an ideal business partner for Africa on Monday as their country prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. But Britain faces tough challenges as it seeks to assert itself on a continent with several of the...

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, residents of the Malawi village of Tomali wait to have their young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria. Babies in three African nations are getting the first and only vaccine for malaria in a pilot program. World health officials want to see how well the vaccine works in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya before recommending its wider use.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

Jan. 16, 2020 10:02 AM EST

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and most stubborn of diseases. The southern African nation is rolling out the shots in an unusual pilot program along...

File - In this Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, Singer Cardi B poses for photographers as she arrives for the Chanel Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection in Paris, France. Cardi B's announcement in a tweet on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her West African fans in friendly rivals Nigeria and Ghana. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)

Cardi B's pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry

Jan. 8, 2020 11:49 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Cardi B's announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her West African fans in friendly rivals Nigeria and Ghana. The Grammy-winning rapper visited both countries last month on her African tour. Her announcement in a tweet on Friday...

Nigerian used fake passports to launder romance fraud money

Jan. 7, 2020 7:27 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal officials say a Maryland man used fake passports to facilitate a money laundering conspiracy involving nearly $1 million. Arinze Michael Ozor, 36, pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of forgery or false use of a passport, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of...

Protests break out in Ivory Coast after Soro flight diverted

Dec. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EST

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Police used tear gas to disperse protesters in Ivory Coast on Monday after politician Guillaume Soro's flight home was instead diverted to Ghana and several of his associates were arrested on unspecified charges. Soro, a one-time rebel leader who served as Ivory Coast's prime...