- Congo fighting persists as UN chief arrives - May 22 2013 14:57
GOMA, Congo (AP) — M23 rebels fired two rockets into the eastern Congo city of Goma, killing one person and wounding four, officials said, in an apparent spillover from three days of fighting raging north of the city.
- Amid signs of turmoil, S Sudan says oil will flow - May 22 2013 12:32
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Following a lengthy Cabinet meeting, South Sudan's government spokesman said Wednesday that the country will continue to export oil through Sudan and that there had been only a temporary slowdown in production.
- 'Boom Town Baby': African stock markets see gains - May 22 2013 10:23
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The barrage of hourly tweets sent out by Aly-Khan Satchu — East Africa's version of CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer — cheers on what Satchu says is a growing sentiment among investors: If you're not investing in Africa, you should be. Or as Satchu loudly proclaims on his Twitter feed or newspaper column: "ITS BOOM TOWN BABY."
- AP PHOTOS: Nigeria prepares to bury writer Achebe - May 22 2013 10:03
- Kenya's truth report: Killings, land grabs, graft - May 22 2013 08:54
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president received a long-awaited Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report that names the president and his deputy as being among those suspected of planning and financing Kenya's 2007-08 postelection violence in which more than 1,000 people died and 600,000 were evicted from their homes.
- Zimbabwe's president signs new constitution - May 22 2013 08:29
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president signs into law a new constitution and vows to hold peaceful and clean elections later this year.
- Malawi finds buyer for presidential jet - May 22 2013 07:50
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi's cost-cutting president is selling her predecessor's jet.
- African Union celebrates 50th year - May 22 2013 07:37
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continentwide organization that spearheaded efforts to liberate Africa from colonial masters. Now leaders want to map out the next 50 years of political and economic integration.
- Mortar lands in Congo as UN chief arrives - May 22 2013 05:50
GOMA, Congo (AP) — A mortar round exploded in Goma, a city in eastern Congo which has been in the crosshairs of this country's latest rebellion, officials said Wednesday, as the United Nations secretary-general arrived in Congo's capital for a two-day visit expected to take him to Goma.
- South Sudan warns it may shut down oil flow again - May 22 2013 05:38
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan is warning that it may stop exporting oil through Sudan's pipelines again.
- Nigeria: Islamic extremist inmates to be released - May 21 2013 14:07
ENUGU, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military said Tuesday that the West African nation would release some of the prisoners it has taken in the country's fight against Islamic extremists — including all the women now held in custody.
- New Egypt tax law: cuts for poor, business hikes - May 21 2013 14:00
- South Africa: Winnie Mandela forced auction flops - May 21 2013 09:36
- Fighting for 2nd day between army, rebels in Congo - May 21 2013 09:35
GOMA, Congo (AP) — Fighting between the M23 rebels and the army continued for a second day Tuesday near Congo's eastern provincial capital of Goma, in clashes that have so far killed 19 people, all of them either soldiers or rebels, officials said.
- Court frees man in murder that shocked SAfricans - May 21 2013 09:32
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A magistrate drops charges against the boyfriend accused in the brutal gang-rape and killing of a teenager that shocked South Africans.