Thursday, April 24, 2014
A police brigadier general was killed when a bomb exploded under his car in Egypt's capital on Wednesday, security officials said, in the fifth such targeted attack in Cairo within a week.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the Paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were “totally devoid of any truth.”
Rebel gunmen in South Sudan massacred “hundreds” of civilians because of their ethnicity when they captured a key oil town last week, the U.N. said Monday, calling for a probe into one of the worst reported atrocities in the war-torn nation.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria's capital in a video obtained Saturday, as the search continued for 85 schoolgirls still missing after a mass abduction by the Islamists.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika clinched a fourth term on Friday, despite his poor health, winning a landslide victory in an election marred by low turnout and his rival alleging fraud.
In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.), many citizens have begun to long for the “good old days” of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality yet worked economic wonders in their eyes.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday's attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a U.N. official said.
Friday, April 18, 2014
A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped from her school by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as the parents of those taken voiced anger over the conflicting claims.
Environmentalists around the world condemned on Wednesday the shooting of a Belgian conservationist who has struggled to protect Africa's mountain gorillas in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.