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‘I did it’: Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoon

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader...

AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have...

AP Explains: Why US troop cuts in Africa would cause alarm

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Even as destroyed U.S. military aircraft smoldered from an al-Shabab attack that killed three Americans this month in Kenya, the al-Qaida-linked...

Billionaire’s cash helps Zimbabwe’s doctors back from strike

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - A billionaire has offered to pay striking doctors in Zimbabwe to help end a months-long protest over grave hospital conditions...

Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president’s nasty divorce

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties.Zimbabwe is riveted by the...

South Sudan rivals agree to meet unity government deadline

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - South Sudan’s rival leaders have agreed to form a coalition government by the February deadline, a South African special...

3 African countries trying out 1st malaria vaccine in babies

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) - A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting...

3 African countries trying out 1st malaria vaccine in babies

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) - A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting...

‘Amazing’: New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep...

Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam dispute

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Ethiopia's prime minister has asked South Africa's president to intervene in his country's dispute with Egypt over a massive dam project...