March 22, 2016

West African residents brace themselves amid attacks

By Carley Petesch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAKAR, Senegal _ Armed police now patrol the Ivory Coast beach where Islamic extremists killed at least 19 people earlier […]
March 22, 2016

Liberia closes part of border with Guinea after Ebola cases

MONROVIA, Liberia _ Authorities have closed a portion of Liberia’s northern border with Guinea and plan to expand the cordon amid a resurgence of Ebola. Liberian […]
March 21, 2016

Obama, Castro lay bare tensions on embargo, human rights

By Julie Pace And Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ Laying bare a half-century of tensions, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro prodded […]
March 21, 2016

Carnival sets sail for Cub

NEW YORK _ The world’s largest cruise line is getting approval from Cuba to start running “cultural exchange” trips to the island starting in May. With […]
March 21, 2016

Haiti lawmakers reject acting leader’s prime minister choice

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A majority of lower house lawmakers rejected the interim president’s pick for prime minister Sunday evening, leaving […]
March 21, 2016

Earthquake strikes near Antigua but causes no damage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.0 earthquake has hit parts of the eastern Caribbean, where local officials are reporting shaking […]
March 21, 2016

South Africa’s ruling party restates confidence in president

JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s ruling party has reaffirmed its confidence in President Jacob Zuma, after a growing chorus of corruption allegations against the leader. The senior […]
March 18, 2016

Gas tanker truck ignites in central Haiti, killing 9

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ A tanker truck filled with fuel has exploded in a central Haitian town, killing nine people and leaving over 20 with serious burns. […]
March 18, 2016

Guinea confirms 2 new Ebola cases, 3 probable in southeast

By Boubacar Diallo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONAKRY, Guinea _ Two bodies tested positive for Ebola in Guinea, the government said Thursday, months after the outbreak was […]
March 18, 2016

Gambia forms ties with China after rejecting Taiwan

By Christopher Bodeen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING _ The small African nation of Gambia has established formal diplomatic ties with China after turning its back on […]
March 17, 2016

UN envoy: Haiti is at a critical juncture toward democracy

The U.N. envoy for Haiti told the Security Council Thursday that the country is at a “critical juncture” in consolidating its democracy and the next few […]
March 16, 2016

Kenya army: 19 extremists killed trying to mount ambush

NAIROBI, Kenya _ Kenya’s military says it has killed 19 fighters from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab who were attempting to ambush Somali national troops. Military […]