Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Conservationists have captured the first images of a group of rare Cross River gorillas with multiple babies in Nigeria's Mbe mountains, proof that the subspecies once feared to ...

African nations seek their own solutions in virus crisis

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A loud hiss and grunt come from a green bag pressing air through a tube, as Senegalese researchers work to develop a prototype ventilator that could cost a mere $160 each instead...

French commander: Extremists in Africa try to exploit virus

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Islamic extremists in West Africa's Sahel region are trying to exploit COVID-19 to gain followers but haven’t had much success, according to the commander of the French military'...

Chad's ex-dictator granted home arrest amid virus threat

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal’s justice ministry because of the threat of COVID-19 in the prison where he is serving a ...

Africa, Latin America fragile targets for coronavirus spread

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The West African nation of Mali has roughly one ventilator per 1 million of its people — 20 in all to help the critically ill. In Peru, with more than 32 million people, about 35...

Canadian, Italian freed in Mali 15 months after abduction

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Canadian woman and an Italian man who had been kidnapped in December 2018 in Burkina Faso have been released in good health, according to the United Nations peacekeeping missio...

Virus cases ramping up in Africa, which is racing to prepare

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Cases of the new coronavirus are ramping up in Africa, with six new countries announcing confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. Across Africa, 16 of the con...

Africa readies for new virus as cases confirmed on continent

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus. Testing laboratories are being supplied, quarantine and ho...

Guinea's president delays vote on contested referendum

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s president has delayed Sunday’s legislative and constitutional referendum vote for two weeks, citing concerns from international observers. President A...

AP Interview: Al-Qaida, IS affiliates team up in West Africa

THIES, Senegal (AP) — The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region, giving the extremists greate...

US leads training exercises in Africa amid focus on Sahel

THIES, Senegal (AP) — Crouching in the sparse brush, maneuvering into formations through a divide, and then shooting at a target, about 10 soldiers from Burkina Faso are among a select group of Africa...

Rebels kill at least 36 civilians in eastern Congo villages

BENI, Congo (AP) — Rebels have killed at least 36 people in attacks on villages in eastern Congo, a local official and civil society group said Thursday. The Allied Democratic Forces...

Study: Smuggled arms aid Nigeria’s farmer-herder conflict

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Weapons that have been used in intercommunal violence that has killed thousands of people in northern Nigeria have been trafficked from Ivory Coast, Libya and Turkey, according t...

U.S. ponders cutting military forces in Africa; allies worry

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent, a move that worries its international partners who ar...

Gambia arrests 137 in protests urging president to step down

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia’s police have arrested 137 people amid protests calling for the president to step down after three years in power, the government said Monday. Security ...