UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One of the 28 U.N. peacekeepers wounded in an attack on a temporary United Nations base in central Mali has died from his injuries, the United Nations announced...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Attackers opened fire on a temporary United Nations base in central Mali on Wednesday in a well-planned assault that wounded 28 peacekeepers from Togo, U.N. officials...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pirates who kidnapped 15 Turkish crew members of a cargo ship off the West African coast, have made contact with the shipping company, Turkish media reports said...
CAIRO (AP) — Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah will likely miss the club's next Premier League game after the Egyptian soccer association said on Wednesday that he had tested positive for the...
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus and is due to spend at least the next week self-isolating in Egypt, the national team doctor said...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soccer star and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Egyptian soccer association said on Twitter on Friday, on the eve of the game...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) —
More than 80 African migrants have been rescued after being found in a remote stretch of the Sahara Desert where hundreds of others have died along the perilous...
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo’s Constitutional Court announced final results Tuesday, confirming the country’s president easily won a fourth term, extending the grip his family has had on power since...
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo's electoral commission said Monday the country's president has easily won a fourth term, extending the grip his family has had on power since 1967, while the opposition...
LOME, Togo (AP) — The West African nation of Togo held a presidential election Saturday that was expected to result in the incumbent winning a fourth term despite years of calls by the political...
CAIRO (AP) — Cameroon and Ivory Coast were drawn in the same World Cup qualifying group on Tuesday, meaning one of the West African soccer powers won't make the 2022 tournament in...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three of four crew members who were kidnapped by pirates from a Greek-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Togo last month have been released, while the fourth has died, the...
Defending champion Algeria launched its qualifying campaign for the 2021 African Cup of Nations by routing Zambia 5-0 on Thursday.
Egypt missed Mohamed Salah when it was held 1-1 at home by...
COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Pirates seized four crew members from a Greek-flagged ship off the coast of Togo on Monday while authorities in neighboring Benin searched for nine people who were kidnapped...
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Chad was killed and five other peacekeepers were seriously wounded in a pair of attacks in Mali.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man in connection with the January robbery of a bank in Bismarck.
The Bismarck Tribune reports that Robert Wolter was stopped Feb. 5 at...
A glance at the 35 home countries of some of the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet over the weekend:
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The journey from the tiny African nation of Togo to the Cologne Crocodiles of the German Football League to the Arizona Cardinals is a very long one.
Now, still learning English, Moubarak Djeri is trying to navigate the tough and often complicated world of the NFL and prove he belongs.
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police officers raided a refugee shelter in the southern town of Ellwangen on Thursday, days after an angry mob of migrants prevented authorities from deporting a 23-year-old man from Togo.
The massive police operation came as Germany's top security official presented a new "master plan on migration."
DIASS, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's new international airport was opening its runways Thursday as the West African country hopes to become a travel hub for the region.
Airport International Blaise-Diagne, which had faced more than 10 years of delays, is meant to anchor Senegal's economic and tech center. The airport has had mixed reviews with its location of more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital, Dakar. A connecting train service is still years from completion.
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits.
Damehame Yark also said on state television that about 60 protesters were arrested throughout Togo.
Wednesday was the first of two days of protests by the opposition demanding the reinstatement of Togo's original constitution, which they say would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from a fourth term in 2020.
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician.
The government said Tuesday that paramilitary forces arrested Mohamed Alassani Djobo on charges of preaching violence and hatred against the military. Djobo is associated with opposition politician Tikpi Atchadam who has led protests calling for presidential term limits.
LOME, Togo (AP) — A 10-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured in Togo's capital as hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters demonstrated Wednesday against a vote by the West African nation's parliament on a bill they fear will allow the president to run for more terms, the security minister said.
Togo's security minister Col. Damehame Yark blamed opposition members for the violence, saying they brought weapons to the demonstrations.
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo's parliament suspended its session Tuesday as opposition members protested the lack of a promised discussion of constitutional reforms, while anger grew over the 50-year-rule of the Gnassingbe family.
Opposition lawmakers want a discussion on reinstating the country's 1992 constitution, which included presidential term limits and two rounds of voting to allow the opposition to reassemble behind one candidate.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic boxing body AIBA says its African vice president has been banned for three years, for allegedly provoking a hostile crowd at the African championships.
The AIBA disciplinary panel decision comes while its President C.K. Wu has been challenged by executive committee colleagues, including Kelani Bayor of Togo.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Foreign Ministry says an Israel-Africa summit scheduled next month in Togo has been postponed.
In a statement Monday, the ministry said the decision had come at the request of Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbe, after consultations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It said talks would continue "to guarantee the full success of the summit."
LOME, Togo (AP) — Thousands of people in Togo took to the streets Wednesday to demand presidential term limits as anger grows in the small West African nation over the 50-year-rule of the Gnassingbe family.
Internet service was down and phone connections were sporadic, but that didn't stop the scheduled demonstrations aimed at preventing President Faure Gnassingbe from running for a fourth term in 2020 elections.
LOME, Togo (AP) — Amnesty International says at least one person has been killed and several wounded in Togo after police clamped down on demonstrations against a fuel price hike.
The human rights organization on Wednesday condemned the use of force and called for investigations.
Police in the capital, Lome, fired tear gas and rubber bullets Tuesday to disperse hundreds of people who demonstrated. Protesters set tires on fire, burned a bus and threw rocks.
PRAGUE (AP) — For the fourth time in his career, striker Francis Kone rushed to the rescue on the soccer field to help save someone's life.
The Togo international jumped into action on Saturday when the opposing goalkeeper in a Czech league match was lying motionless after a collision with a teammate.
PORT-GENTIL, Gabon (AP) — The curse of the defending champion struck Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations and Congo put a strike over money well behind it to dance into the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
The titleholder and a team of big stars from European clubs, Ivory Coast didn't even make it past the group stage in its defense, crashing out without winning a game.
PORT-GENTIL, Gabon (AP) — Togo coach Claude le Roy is not sure if veteran goalkeeper Kossi Agassa will play in a crucial game at the African Cup of Nations after his house in Lome was vandalized by supporters who blamed him for a loss.
Agassa was "emotionally affected" by the news and will be allowed to skip Togo's final group match against Congo in Gabon on Tuesday if he wishes, Le Roy said. Togo's hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals rest on the game.
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Ivory Coast's defense of its African Cup title looked shaky on Friday in a 2-2 draw with Congo, and a bumpy field helped Morocco see off Togo 3-1. The Ivorians dropped out of the quarterfinal places with one crucial round left in Group C.
OYEM, Gabon (AP) — Ivory Coast's Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in their African Cup of Nations opener, with the defending champion held by Togo to 0-0 on Monday in another twist to start the tournament.
Ivory Coast's title-winning coach fared worse as Congo beat Herve Renard's Morocco 1-0 in the day's second game.
Congo, a team that was on strike and refusing to train two days ago, finished with 10 men on the field and on top of Group D.
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's ethics judge has imposed life bans on a former coach of Togo's national team and a Zimbabwean official in a long-running case of fixed friendlies played ahead of the 2010 World Cup.
A former head of the South African federation also received a five-year ban from any soccer activities.
LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has suggested he won't be available for the African Cup of Nations if he is still without a club and out-of-practice by next month.
Adebayor hasn't played club football since leaving England's Crystal Palace in June and has been criticized in Togo for being unfit and not match sharp when playing for the national team.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities in El Paso say an 18-year-old man believed from Africa is held without bond on a sex trafficking charge after he was arrested for bringing two 15-year-old girls from Phoenix and then prostituting them on an internet classified website.
FBI assistant special agent Keith Byers says authorities arrested Edema Missiadan after police in Mesa, Arizona, relayed information that a girl possibly was being forced into prostitution in the...