Friday, February 13, 2015
Sudanese army troops raped at least 221 women and girls in a Darfur village in a series of organized, house-to-house attacks last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists have abducted at least eight girls and killed seven hostages after seizing a public bus in one of their most brazen attacks inside neighboring Cameroon, residents said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Egyptian football fans blamed police on Monday for a stampede and clashes at a Cairo stadium that left 19 people dead, raising fears of further unrest.
Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the decisive goal as Ivory Coast ended a 23-year Africa Cup of Nations title drought by winning 9-8 on penalties after the final ended 0-0 following extra time.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Criticism mounted on Sunday over Nigeria's decision to postpone national elections by six weeks because of Boko Haram violence, with some insisting President Goodluck Jonathan's political woes were the true cause of the delay.
Sales are down and business is slow -- small entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo are bearing the brunt of an official clampdown on mobile Internet services and text messages.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies, handing a potential lifeline to the ruling party as it battles a tough challenge from the opposition.
Nigeria's knife-edge presidential elections were thrown into increasing doubt on Saturday as the country's election commission met following reports that the military was pushing for a delay.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Somalia on Friday confirmed the death of al-Shabab commander Yusuf Dheeq in a U.S. drone strike south of Mogadishu last week.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Zimbabwean state media and spin doctors Thursday rushed to defend 90-year-old President Robert Mugabe's honor after he fell from a staircase, saying "even Jesus" would have tripped under the circumstances.