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September 30, 2016
Story of Ugandan chess player inspires Alicia Keys song
Alicia Keys has always been a supporter of female empowerment, so when the singer watched the new film "Queen of Katwe" and ...
September 29, 2016
Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa to fall to 1.6 percent
A new World Bank report says economic growth across sub-Saharan Africa is projected to fall to 1.6 percent in 2016, the ...
September 27, 2016
Confidential UN report details South Sudan threats, violence
The U.N. ambulance carried an urgent patient: a local woman in labor. South Sudan government soldiers stopped the ambulance ...
September 26, 2016
South Sudan rebel leader says president wants 'ethnic state'
South Sudan's rebel leader on Monday accused President Salva Kiir of wanting to turn the country into an "ethnic state" for ...
September 24, 2016
South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba — a stance that ...
September 21, 2016
3 years after '12 Years,' Nyong'o's face is back on screen
The filmmaker Mira Nair was familiar with the regal grace of Lupita Nyong'o long before most. The Indian-born, New York-based ...
September 21, 2016
Ugandan wildlife dying in national park from drought
A Ugandan wildlife official says scores of animals have died in a national park because of drought. Jossy Muhangi, a ...
September 19, 2016
Review: 'Queen of Katwe' a story of chess, dreams and Uganda
The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set "Queen of Katwe" apart from other underdog chess movies.
September 15, 2016
Kenya's authorities threaten Somali refugees: Rights group
A repatriation program for hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees in the world's largest refugee camp is marked by fear and ...
September 15, 2016
In Uganda, a filmmaker makes gripping $200 action flicks
Deep in a Kampala slum, young men kick each other while a stout man with a salt-and-pepper beard watches them, sometimes ...
September 13, 2016
Long-silent voices speak loudly at Toronto Film Festival
Living partly in the Ugandan capital of Kampala where she runs a film school, the Indian-born filmmaker Mira Nair is ...
September 12, 2016
Report: South Sudan leaders amass wealth as country burns
South Sudan's leaders have amassed wealth abroad amid a conflict in which tens of thousands have been killed, a U.S.
August 29, 2016
Hunger grips thousands of new South Sudan refugees in Uganda
When the refugees arrive at this camp near the border with South Sudan, the beans provided by the United Nations are their ...
August 20, 2016
AP EXPLAINS: How South Sudan rebel's flight adds to turmoil
South Sudan, the world's newest country, is in political limbo after rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar fled ...
August 19, 2016
AP EXPLAINS: What flight of South Sudan's rebel leader means
South Sudan, the world's newest country, was in political limbo Friday after rebel leader and former vice president Riek ...
August 18, 2016
South Sudan rebel leader has fled country, spokesman says
South Sudan's rebel leader and former vice president has fled the country and was expected to emerge after weeks in hiding ...
August 08, 2016
Uganda's government vows to 'suppress' gay pride activities
Uganda's government said Monday it "will continue to suppress" the public activities of homosexuals and that a rehabilitation ...
August 03, 2016
Effort underway to allow Uganda president to rule for life
Officials with Uganda's ruling party want to remove the age limit on the presidency so long-time President Yoweri Museveni ...
August 02, 2016
UN says 60,000 have fled South Sudan since latest fighting
About 60,000 people have fled South Sudan since fighting broke out between rival army factions almost four weeks ago, the ...
July 23, 2016
South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president
A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice ...