Africa

Ex-UC San Diego dean dies on African vacation

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say a dean at the University of California, San Diego who was about to start a new position as a chief executive at the University of Southern California has died […]

09/02/2013

A migrating stork is held in a police station after a citizen suspected it of being a spy and brought it to the authorities in the Qena governorate, some 280 miles southeast of Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Egyptian authorities detain suspected ‘spy’ bird

CAIRO (AP) — In a case that ruffled feathers in Egypt, authorities have detained a migratory bird that a citizen suspected of being a spy. A man in Egypt’s Qena governorate, some 450 kilometers (280 […]

08/31/2013

President Clinton and his daughter Chelsea purifying a bucket of dirty water to safe drinking water Monday Aug. 5, 2013 at Group Scolaire Camp Kanombe outside the capital Kigali. (AP Photo)

In Rwanda, Pres. Clinton and Chelsea promote clean water

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are promoting clean water in Rwanda. The two Clintons wrapped up a two-day visit to Rwanda on Tuesday. On Monday the pair watched […]

08/06/2013

Primatologist Jane Goodall in a 2006 photo (AP Photo)

Microsoft billionaire donates to gorilla research

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is giving $1 million to the Jane Goodall Institute to study and protect gorillas in Africa, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation says wildlife conservation projects in […]

08/05/2013

Authorities remove snake terrariums after a house fire, in Clearfield, Utah. (AP Photo/The Standard-Examiner, Brian Wolfer)

Owner could face charges for venomous snakes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters arrived at a Utah home to put out a blaze started by a kitchen range and discovered more than flames — 28 snakes, six of them deadly. The man […]

07/29/2013

In this July 16, 2013 file photo, South African artist Paul Blomkamp explains the meaning behind the giant acrylic-on-canvas painting he has made of former South African President Nelson Mandela, at his studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Artists celebrate Mandela with paintings

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With giant portraits of Nelson Mandela and colorful posters, South African artists are celebrating the 95th birthday Thursday of the anti-apartheid leader, who remains hospitalized although his condition has improved. The “father […]

07/18/2013

An electronic billboard announces Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday in New York's Times Square, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Interactive timeline about Nelson Mandela

An interactive timeline about Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 95th birthday today.  

07/18/2013

Ousted Egypt president Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo)

Egypt says ousted president Morsi in safe place

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says the ousted president Mohammed Morsi is in a safe place and is being treated in a “very dignified manner.” Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti told reporters on Wednesday that […]

07/10/2013

US President Barack Obama (right) and Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. (AP Photo)

Senegalese president defends anti-gay law

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese President Macky Sall defended his refusal to decriminalize homosexuality on Friday, a day after publicly clashing with President Barack Obama on the issue at a joint press conference. In an […]

06/28/2013

US President Barack Obama (right) and Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal. (AP Photo)

Obama’s ties to Mandela loom over S. Africa visit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s struggles in South Africa, a young Barack Obama joined campus protests in the U.S. against the racist rule that kept Mandela locked away in prison for nearly three […]

06/28/2013

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