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 […]
March 16, 2016

Michelle Obama tells SXSW crowd she won’t run for president

By Paul J. Weber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas _ Michelle Obama used the South by Southwest Music Festival to show off her vocal chops and […]
March 15, 2016

Dominica reports first case of mosquito borne Zika virus

ROSEAU, Dominica _ Dominica is reporting its first case of the Zika virus that has been rapidly spreading across the hemisphere. Health Minister Kenneth Darroux says […]
March 15, 2016

Obama administration loosens rules on Cuba travel, dollar

By Michael Weissenstein THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA _ The Obama administration on Tuesday loosened rules on travel to Cuba and the Cuban government’s use of the […]
March 15, 2016

Ferguson council could soon accept DOJ reform deal

By Alan Scher Zagier THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ The Ferguson City Council could soon accept a U.S. Justice Department plan to overhaul its embattled […]
March 14, 2016

Ivory Coast: Extremists kill 14 civilians, 2 special forces

By Robbie Corey-Boulet THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GRAND-BASSAM, Cote d’Ivoire _ Armed men attacked an Ivory Coast beach resort Sunday, killing at least 16 people and sending […]
March 14, 2016

Nigerian president accused of overstating Boko Haram losses

By Haruna Umar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABUJA, Nigeria _ Nigeria’s president has exaggerated the military’s success against Boko Haram, say officials in northern Nigeria in response […]
March 11, 2016

Africa builds expertise in science, tech, engineering, math

By Carley Petesch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   DAKAR, Senegal _ Evelyn Gitau became hooked on chemistry in high school in Kenya. Alta Schutte remembers nearly losing […]
March 11, 2016

Guyana to boost relief efforts amid worsening drought

  GEORGETOWN, Guyana _ Guyana says it is creating a special task force to improve relief efforts amid a prolonged drought that has shriveled crops across […]
March 11, 2016

Dubai official warns of ‘clash of civilizations’ over Trump

By Jon Gambrell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ A top security official in Dubai warned Friday of a “clash of civilizations” if U.S. […]