Taxis called in a local language Keke-Napep move in a street after the postponement of the presidential election in Kano, Nigeria February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Nigerian Candidate Says Delayed Presidential Vote Could be Compromised

While most Nigerians took the delay in a presidential election in their stride on Sunday, after similar postponements in 2011 and 2015, one presidential...

Tunisian Workers Kidnapped in Libya Have Been Freed

Fourteen Tunisian workers kidnapped by armed men in western Libya three days ago were released on Sunday, the Tunisian foreign ministry said in a...

Nigerian Christians & Muslims Pray for Peaceful Elections as They Disagree Over Candidates

As elections draw near in the West African nation, thousands of worshipers continue to gather at mosques and churches to pray for peace, unity...
FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announces that the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the 2022 NBA All Star game during a news conference in Cleveland. The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

NBA to Launch Pro Basketball League in Africa, With Barack Obama’s Help

The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body...
Nigerians check voters' lists at a polling station in Kaduna, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Nigeria’s Presidential Candidates Point Fingers After Surprise Vote Delay

Nigeria’s top candidates on Saturday condemned the surprise last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other...
In this image from video, Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), speaks about election delayed during a press conference in Abuja, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country. (AP Photo)

Nigeria Delays Election Until February 23rd Over ‘Challenges’

Nigeria’s electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday....

Nigeria Fighting Off Fake News Ahead of Elections

In Nigeria fake news can be so outlandish, yet widely believed, that the president recently felt compelled to declare that he had not died...

Tens of Thousands Infected in Measles Outbreak in Madagascar; Over 300 Dead

Measles found Hasina Raharimandimby and her family. Over three heartbreaking days in late January, three of her young children died of the virus. "I miss...

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops Provoke Debate Over Public Health and Contraception

There’s nothing strange about a Roman Catholic bishop in this east African nation calling for an end to the use of contraceptives. But when...

Sierra Leone President Declares Rape and Sexual Violence a ‘National Emergency’ Amid Growing Outrage...

Amid growing outrage over the rape of a 5-year-old girl, the president of Sierra Leone declared sexual violence a national emergency, vowing that sex...
FILE PHOTO: Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo addresses the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

African Nations Feel Upper Hand in Negotiations With Companies Seeking Minerals to Make Electric...

African nations with rich reserves of copper and cobalt needed for the shift to electric vehicles sense they have the upper hand in negotiations...

Religious Leaders Hope Peace Deal in Central African Republic Will End Attacks on Churches...

The government of the Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups signed a peace agreement Wednesday (Feb. 6), raising hope for an end to one...

At Least 60 People Killed by Islamic Terrorists in Northern Nigeria Last Week

At least 60 people were killed by Islamic terrorists in northern Nigeria last week. Amnesty International says the terrorists attacked the northeastern Nigeria border town...
FILE PHOTO: Sudanese demonstrators light a fire as they participate in anti-government protests in Khartoum, Sudan January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Sudan’s Defense Minister Acknowledges Young People’s ‘Reasonable Ambition’ as Sustained Protests Over Economic Hardships...

Sudan’s defense minister said on Monday that young people caught up in recent turmoil had “reasonable ambition”, the second apparently conciliatory gesture in three...

Car Bomb Kills 11 People at Somalia Shopping Mall

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 10 in an attack that police...

Why This African Baptist Pastor Led a Revolt Against Colonial Britain in Malawi

In a grass hut in 1892 in British Central Africa, a 10-year-old British girl named Emily Booth lay sick and without her family. Her...
Yemi Osinbajo (AP)

Helicopter of Nigeria’s Vice President Crash-lands, But All Are Safe

The helicopter of Nigeria’s vice president crash-landed on its side on Saturday but he and the crew were unscathed, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and...
FILE- In this Feb. 12 2016 file photo, UN forces from Rwanda patrol the streets of Bangui, Central African Republic. A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at ending years of conflict, the United Nations and African Union announced on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, file)

Government of Central African Republic Reaches Peace Deal With 14 Armed Groups

A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at ending...
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization gives an Ebola vaccination to a front line aid worker in Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, the second deadliest in history, marks six months on Friday and is moving toward the major border city of Goma, a development that would greatly complicate any hope of stopping the virus’ spread in the unstable region. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, File)

Pray! Ebola Outbreak is Still Going Strong in Congo

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, the second deadliest in history, marks six months on Friday and is moving toward the major border city...

Kidnapping & Torture of Sudanese Christian Woman in Egypt Spotlights Persecution

JUBA, South Sudan, January 31, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Christian mother from Sudan had deep cause for fear last November when her Muslim...