May 26, 2015

Nigerian govt paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end fuel crisis crippling economy

By Michelle Faul THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS, Nigeria _ Nigeria’s outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel […]
May 25, 2015

South African wildlife veterinarians treat wounded rhino whose horns were cut off by poachers

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ The rhino’s rescuers gave her a name: Hope. Poachers in South Africa had darted the rhino with a […]
May 25, 2015

Ex president of Guyana charged with inciting racial hatred ahead of national elections

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP)_ A former president of Guyana has been released on bail after being charged with inciting racial hatred. Bharrat Jagdeo was not required to […]
May 25, 2015

Powerful Cannes film ‘Mediterranea’ humanizes struggle of would be migrants braving the sea

By Thomas Adamson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNES, France _ It may be the most topical film at Cannes _ but “Mediterranea” _ a searing account of […]
May 25, 2015

Suriname president bets general elections will keep his party in power for another 5 years

PARAMARIBO, Suriname _ Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country’s next Parliament will keep him and his […]
May 22, 2015

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul reaches out to blacks in his new book, says GOP willing to change

By Steve Peoples THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new […]
May 22, 2015

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted near Garissa, scene of recent college attack

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) _ Kenyan authorities say they have foiled an attempted attack by suspected Somali militants on a village in the same northeastern county where militants […]
May 22, 2015

Obama signs into law bill giving US Congress the right to review Iran nuclear deal

By Jim Kuhnhenn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Though he once vigorously opposed its involvement, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that gives the U.S. Congress […]
May 22, 2015

Honduran government says son of former president arrested in Haiti in anti drug operation

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) _ The son of former President Porfirio Lobo was arrested in Haiti in an apparent anti-drug operation carried out by the U.S. Drug Enforcement […]
May 22, 2015

Indictments against 6 police officers means prosecution in Freddie Gray case can proceed

By Juliet Linderman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ A grand jury’s decision to indict all six officers charged in the case of an African-American whose death […]
May 21, 2015

Spain grants temporary residence to African boy found in suitcase by police at border crossing

MADRID (AP)_ The Spanish government has granted a temporary residence permit to an 8-year-old Ivory Coast boy that a woman tried to smuggle into Spain in […]
May 21, 2015

Civil rights activists see differences between responses to violence in Waco and Baltimore

By Jesse J. Holland THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were […]