Saturday, December 26, 2015
A huge Christmas Eve explosion at an industrial gas plant in southeastern Nigeria left several people charred beyond recognition, police said Friday, as fatality numbers ranged from single digit figures to scores.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Shiite children with no provocation before unjustified raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Two lifeless bodies lay on the ground as the terrified crowd, armed only with sticks against gun-toting Ethiopian security forces, fled the fierce crackdown on protesters.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Burundi security forces carried out executions by shooting people in the head after street battles in the capital earlier this month, Amnesty International said Tuesday, warning of a "deepening human rights crisis."
The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than 1 million children out of school, the U.N. children's agency reported on Tuesday, highlighting fears that a lack of education will fuel further radicalism in and around Nigeria.
Muslims helped dress non-Muslims passengers in Islamic garb, to prevent extremists from identifying them for slaughter on a bus in northern Kenya, witnesses said.
A delegation of South Sudan's rebels has returned to the capital after two years of exile to start implementing a peace agreement signed four months ago, officials said Monday.
The previous elected mayor is in jail, and the new one wants to "turn the page" on the ugliest chapter in the history of this southern Mexican city.