Politics

Why Nigeria Is Facing Secessionist Fervor, Again: Q&A

Almost half a century after a secessionist war in southeastern Nigeria ended, a renewed push for an independent state known as Biafra is stoking fresh conflict. Thousands of troops...

Risky Roads a Boon for Small Airlines in War-Ravaged South Sudan

Ayaak Deng’s first-ever flight let her skip over a hundred miles of bloodily contested South Sudan and visit family she hadn’t seen in a year. It’s the kind of trip that’s...

U.S. drone strikes kill 17 Islamic State fighters in Libya, military says

The attack comes as President Trump seeks to further relax restrictions on attacking terrorists outside active war zones....

Mel Reynolds' misdemeanor tax case finally headed to trial

Reynolds faces four counts alleging he failed to turn in his tax returns in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012....

The Latest: Before church shooting, bizarre Facebook posts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a church in Nashville (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Before a church shooting in Tennessee, a man with the same name and...

Kenyan Prosecutor Probes Vote Officials Over Botched Election

Kenya’s public prosecutor ordered an investigation into the country’s electoral authority over its handling of last month’s annulled presidential election....

Former Rwandan presidential aspirant Rwigara is arrested

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan police have arrested Diane Rwigara, a leading critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a women's rights activist, for alleged offenses against...

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

BUNIA, Congo (AP) - She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers. The camp should...

Trump’s Travel Ban Decision Could Set Off New Wave of Turmoil

President Donald Trump is on the verge of a fresh clash with business leaders and civil-rights advocates as he faces a critical deadline this weekend for continuing his travel ban...

Terror Designation for Nigerian Separatists Risks Escalation

Nigeria’s decision to designate a group campaigning for an independent state of Biafra as “terrorist” and ban it runs the risk of backfiring....

Balance of Power: Angela Merkel’s Struggle to Find a Partner

With Angela Merkel a veritable shoo-in to win a fourth term as chancellor when Germans vote on Sunday, the big question is whether she can build a coalition that favors the...

Philly official: State should immediately identify immigrants improperly registered to vote

City Commissioner Al Schmidt on Thursday called on the Pennsylvania Department of State to identify and contact noncitizens who registered to vote due to a flawed procedure at...

Trump Says His Friends go to Africa to 'Try to Get Rich'

The remarks, made to a group of African leaders, were greeted with silence....

Trump tells African leaders of friends 'trying to get rich' in their countries

The president was speaking at a working lunch with the continent's leaders....

UN mission in Congo forces reckoning over sex abuse scandal

BUNIA, Congo (AP) - She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old girl found refuge in a camp protected by U.N. peacekeepers. The camp should have been safe that...

A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005

BUNIA, Congo (AP) - The United Nations released a report in early 2017 outlining a series of proposals to combat the problem of sexual abuse and exploitation within its...

Boris Johnson Will Fly Back to London With May After Their Brexit Feud

The five-day soap opera in New York involving U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and her top diplomat has come to a close with Boris Johnson joining his boss on her flight back to...

UN Unveils New Peace Plan for Libya to Clear Path to Elections

The United Nations said its road map for peace in Libya wasn’t working in its current form and unveiled plans to revamp the agreement to unify the North African country and pave...

Kenya's Top Court Slams Electoral Body Over Botched Election

Kenya’s top court delivered a stinging rebuke of the nation’s electoral commission, identifying a litany of failures in its handling of last month’s botched presidential elections...

Trump’s puzzling speech to African leaders, annotated

The president conjoined the name of two countries, Namibia and Zambia, creating the nonexistent nation of “Nambia."...

AP Interview: Morocco to expand counterterror efforts abroad

A top Moroccan security official says his government is working on a new strategy to track Moroccans who become radicalized in Europe, part of beefed-up counterterrorism efforts by...

For Paterson school district, the denial continues

What part of "federal criminal investigation" don't these people understand?...

UN Urges International Criminal Court to Probe Burundi Abuses

A United Nations commission urged the International Criminal Court to investigate possible crimes against humanity committed in Burundi, saying it had compiled a list of alleged...

Kenyan Election May Be Delayed Over Results System, Nation Says

Kenya may have to delay a rerun of its presidential election scheduled for next month if the Supreme Court requires the country to host the results-transmission system, the Daily...

‘Flashpoint’ Festival Looms in Ethiopia

Ethiopian authorities should exercise restraint at a festival held by the country’s largest ethnic group in October, after security forces at last year’s event triggered a fatal...

KPMG, McKinsey Feel the Heat as Graft Scandal Rocks South Africa

As global companies implicated in a graft scandal in South Africa scramble to contain the damage to their reputations, politicians and law enforcement agencies are prevaricating...

Dreams of European Life Spur Perilous Journeys From West Africa

Kadi Bah saw people starving in the Sahara desert and drowning in the Mediterranean during her failed six-month odyssey to reach Europe. But as soon as the United Nations plane...

McKinsey Faces Legal Action as South Africa Opposition Party to Sue

South Africa’s biggest opposition party will on Tuesday file charges of fraud, racketeering and collusion against global consultancy firm McKinsey & Co. for its work related to the...

Tanzanian Leader's War for Taxes Puts Economy in Firing Line

Tanzanian President John Magufuli’s deepening dispute with companies he accuses of being tax cheats is rattling investors and dimming the allure of one of Africa’s fastest-growing...

Death Threats, Split Authority Said to Endanger Kenyan Vote

Death threats to top members of Kenya’s divided electoral body are endangering preparations for a rerun of last month’s annulled presidential election, a senior official at the...

Push for hate crimes law after ugly incident in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — It was one of the uglier incidents in recent memory in North Dakota's largest city, Fargo: A white woman was captured on cellphone video shouting "We're going to...

Can Kenya conduct a 'free and fair' election redo in October?

Bickering on all sides and confusion over the process have only increased as the clock ticks down to the Oct. 17 vote, called after the Supreme Court annulled the initial August...

KPMG Slammed by South Africa's Pravin Gordhan Over Tax Report

Pravin Gordhan, who was ousted from his post as South Africa’s finance minister in March, slammed KPMG LLP after it withdrew a report on the country’s tax agency that was used as...

French Supplier of Kenya Vote System Says Being Scapegoated

A French digital-security company whose equipment was used in Kenya’s presidential election reiterated that its systems weren’t tampered with to rig the outcome, calling the...

Angola inmate shot to death after charging guard, Department of Corrections says

ST. FRANCISVILLE — State Police are investigating the shooting death Friday of an Angola inmate who charged at a corrections officer and didn't stop after several verbal commands...

Congo forces shoot dead at least 18 Burundi refugees: UN

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) - Congolese forces have shot and killed at least 18 Burundian refugees near Burundi's border, officials said Saturday. The deaths occurred Friday in the...

One Hundred Years Later, Reviving a ‘Jewel’ Deep in the Jungle

An obscure company’s quest to rebuild a century-old business could lead to the British stock exchange....

Self-driving trucks could hurt drivers, Teamsters tell U.S. senators

Trucking industry officials say now is the time to move on developing self-driving trucks but drivers' unions warn against developing them too quickly...