KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo have provisionally released a popular musician detained this week after being accused of assaulting a female member of his band.
Rumba musician Koffi Olomide said on his Twitter page Saturday that he has been released and is at home with family. He thanked those who supported him. His lawyer Tony Mwaba Kazadi confirmed the development.
Olomide was jailed Tuesday on a charge of intentional assault and he...
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a bill letting the island's 78 municipal governments share administrative services as a cost-saving measure amid a deep fiscal crisis.
The measure amends a 1991 law to let local governments set up agreements between two or more municipalities to cooperate on finance, public works and other areas, instead of each town having a department for each service.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials have held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a much-delayed $3 billion subway expansion in Rio de Janeiro less than a week before the Olympic Games begin.
Line 4 of the subway is billed as Rio's most important infrastructure project linked to the Olympics. It will transport hundreds of thousands of athletes and fans between the city's iconic beaches and Barra da Tijuca, home to most sporting venues.
CAIRO (AP) — A delegation from the International Monetary Fund has arrived in Egypt, responding to a request for a multibillion dollar bailout for the country's flagging economy.
Cairo airport officials say IMF mission chief for Egypt, Christopher Jarvis, led the team that arrived Saturday and which would meet government officials later in the day. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not allowed to brief reporters.
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Fighting has broken out in northeastern Mali between a coalition of Tuareg rebels and a Tuareg group allied with the government of this West African country.
Fahad Ag Almahmoud, secretary-general for GATIA, the government-allied group, said the fighting happened Saturday in Edjerer, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northeast of Kidal against the Coordination of Azawad Movements, a coalition of groups seeking autonomy in northern Mali that includes...