Africa

  • For cheap fuel, Nigeria bought massive corruption
    Image 2012-04-24 20:02:40 UTC
    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — For the price of cheap gasoline, Nigeria paid billions of dollars into a corrupt government system of fuel subsidies that saw huge contracts awarded to shady companies without any oversight, according to a lawmakers' report. ...
  • Boredom, discontent set in among Kony hunters
    Ec4c7a18-47b8-460f-9437-04c893c9c7c8 2012-04-24 19:56:37 UTC
    DJEMA, Central African Republic (AP) — An Internet campaign that's gone viral aims to capture notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony, but Ugandan foot soldiers who have spent years searching for the man are starting to ask a question their top command...
  • US 'very concerned' by Sudan-South Sudan violence
    474284-abyei 2012-04-24 19:42:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is "very concerned" about violence between Sudan and South Sudan. She is urging both countries to halt fighting, withdraw their troops from border areas and resume peace talks...
  • South Sudan president: Sudan has 'declared war'
    120424-bashir-sudan-5a.photoblog600 2012-04-24 19:27:53 UTC
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said its northern neighbor has "declared war" on the world's newest nation, just hours after Sudanese jets dropped eight bombs onto South Sudan on Tuesday. President Salva Kiir's comments, made duri...
  • Yemen army recaptures center of al-Qaida-held city
    539w 2012-04-24 19:23:16 UTC
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — FBI director Robert Mueller and Yemen's new president pledged to step up the fight against al-Qaida Tuesday only hours after government forces fought their way to the heart of a southern Yemeni city that has been held by Islami...
  • Uganda Kony-hunting soldiers face jungle threats
    E2ed0636-63d7-4da2-8f62-2087826f917f 2012-04-21 15:13:28 UTC
    RIVER VOVODO, Central African Republic (AP) — For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang. Encounters with the Lord's Resistance Army rebels are so rare that ...
  • U.N. chief says South Sudan infringing on Sudan sovereignty
    Untitled 2012-04-19 17:32:13 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday termed South Sudan's seizure of a disputed oil field in Sudan an "illegal act" and called on both countries to stop border clashes spiraling into war as the United States warned of a "w...
  • Somali pirates release Panama-flagged ship amid ransom reports
    Lugela 2012-04-12 16:07:31 UTC
    HARGEISA (Reuters) - Somali pirates have released a Panama-flagged vessel they seized two months ago allowing it to continue on its way to the breakaway enclave of Somaliland, the ship's agent and a government official said on Thursday. Pirates...