• In this Thursday, April 30, 2015 file photo, Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa leaves the AFC Congress in Manama, Bahrain. The Confederation of African Football said Friday  it is backing Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in this month's FIFA presidential election. The decision also means CAF has turned its back on the only African candidate in the five-man field, South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale.  (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, file)

    Bility: 26 African nations won’t support Salman in FIFA vote

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 26 African countries will defy their continental confederation and not vote for Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in the FIFA presidential election, the outspoken head of the Liberia soccer federation said Monday.

    Updated: 10:25 am

  • Congo claims African Nations title, beats Mali 3-0

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Congo won the African Nations Championship title by convincingly beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda on Sunday.

  • FIFA candidate Prince Ali claims voting pledge from Liberia

    GENEVA (AP) — Two soccer federations have defied the Confederation of African Football’s leadership to endorse FIFA presidential candidates on Saturday.

  • Amy Riddering, center, widow of Michael Riddering, an American missionary,  killed by al-Qaida fighters in Africa last month, smiles as her brother-in-law Jeff Riddering relates a story about him during a news conference at the Hollywood Community Church, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Hollywood, Fla. Amy Riddering said Friday that she will return this month to Burkina Faso and the orphanage and women's center she ran with her husband. She said she believes that is God's plan for her. At right is Pastor Brian Burkholder. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Widow of slain American missionary headed back to Africa

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The widow of an American missionary said Friday that she believes it is God’s plan for her to return to the African country where al-Qaida fighters killed her husband last month, and she has no hesitation about doing so.

  • Benin Navy guarding Greek tanker, hostages held in Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The navy of Benin is guarding an oil tanker hijacked by militants who are holding five crew members hostage in Nigeria, Nigeria’s navy and a shipping security expert said Wednesday.

  • 4 African champions among 8 Nigerians banned for doping

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has banned eight athletes for doping, four of them gold-medal winners and one a silver medalist at the All Africa Games last year.